Wolters Kluwer Enablon Releases Version 9.3 of Vision Platform Software to Provide 360-Degree Risk Management for Asset-Intensive Enterprises

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Managing risk is now easier for enterprises of all sizes, thanks to Version 9.3 of the Enablon Vision platform. Enablon today announces a brand–new release of its integrated risk management platform, adding enhancements in user navigation, deployment options, mobile use cases and cross–domain functionality: Version 9.3 of the Enablon Vision Platform enables customers to obtain a holistic view of risk across their enterprise, a mandatory requirement to increase operational excellence. Enablon is a Wolters Kluwer business and a global leader in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Governance, Risk management, and Compliance (GRC), Environment, Health, Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) and Operational Risk Management (ORM) software solutions.

"Organizations now face growing pressure to conduct business in a more responsible, productive, and safe manner," says Laurent Dechaux, Vice President & Managing Director, Wolters Kluwer Enablon. "Not only is there a shift in expectations from consumers and stakeholders for businesses to do no harm and contribute to a better world, but corporations also face pressure from the market to keep pace with digitization and embrace latest innovations to unlock the full potential of their business."

Why is 360–Degree Risk Management important?

Data that helps organizations monitor, report, and predict against requirements related to risk is often siloed and stored in disparate systems, and the information needed to make informed decisions is not available to those needing real–time visibility. Version 9.3 of the Enablon Vision platform covers the full range of activities involved with risk, from capturing, measuring, and refining "" to managing and predicting risk, in a single platform, with a single user interface and deployment.

"Organizations face challenges in the balance between being a good corporate citizen and being a productive business. To meet those needs, they need a platform that not only allows them to manage risk, but also to make the best decisions possible," says Rob Davis, Vice President of Product Management, Wolters Kluwer Enablon. "Enablon is the only solution that covers and connects all types of enterprise risk, including operational, environmental, health, safety and quality. Version 9.3 enables our clients to get to the next level and break through the plateau that they are facing in terms of improving safety outcomes, improving operational excellence, efficiency and in making decisions to be more responsible."

Top 5 Benefits of Enablon Vision Platform Version 9.3:

  1. Single sign–on and enhanced, consistent user interface and navigation: Navigate between capabilities across the platform using one set of credentials for easy access.
  2. Public cloud offering with more options for service continuity: Meet enterprise–class IT requirements through additional worldwide, public cloud deployment options.
  3. Save time in the field with new mobile functionality for Permit to Work and Incident Reporting.
  4. Drive collaboration between previously siloed teams with four cross–domain use cases to manage operational risk:
    • Lessons learned from incidents delivered straight into operational frontline for better Control of Work planning
    • Visualize EHS KPIs within Barrier Management for real–time view on leading indicators
    • Access Bowtie view of risk from the centralized risk register in Risk Management to view level of control effectiveness
    • Access Bowtie view of risk from Barrier Management for full real–time overview of barrier integrity combined with control effectiveness
  5. Address challenges in risk and operations by equipping staff with new expert solutions, including:
    • Calculate aggregated control effectiveness from multiple indicators across the platform
    • Integration with RiskLens to perform financial impact quantification of risks
    • Leverage the Value Reporting Foundation's SASB framework for ESG reporting through the integration of the SASB Standards and SASB Materiality Map into the Enablon Vision platform

With Enablon being the only vendor to serve multiple personas in the enterprise using a single integrated risk platform "" from boardroom level discussions to supervisors managing controls and barriers onsite "" the solution provides a unique capability to integrate key risk data from across the organization into meaningful insights.

Version 9.3 is available now for new Enablon customers and as an upgrade for existing customers. For more information about Enablon's products and solutions, visit www.enablon.com.

About Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business
Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the world's leading provider of integrated software solutions for risk and compliance; engineering and operations; environment, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) and sustainability. We help create a better world by making organizations responsible, productive and safe through innovative technology. Hundreds of industry–leading enterprises and millions of users worldwide rely on our solutions to minimize risks, increase worker safety, prevent incidents from happening, achieve regulatory compliance and reduce environmental impact. For more information, visit www.enablon.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2020 annual revenues of 4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Media Contact:
Astrid Greve–Spencer
Global Associate Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications
Wolters Kluwer Enablon
M: +1.708.427.8429
E: astrid.greve@wolterskluwer.com


Phoenix Software Delivers First Enhancement to JES3 Technology in Six Years with JES3plus® V1R1

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Software International, Inc., today announced the general availability of JES3plus V1R1, a derivative work based on IBM's z/OS JES3. This release integrates SPOOL I/O performance enhancements made available to JES3plus customers through continuous delivery earlier this year. This is the first release of the JES3 technology to contain enhancements since early 2015 and coincides with z/OS 2.5, the last release of z/OS to include JES3. Organizations looking to remain on this technology who migrate to JES3plus can now reap the benefits of an enhanced product with a roadmap for future development.

JES3plus V1R1

JES3plus V1R1 supports two newer channel programming techniques to improve performance:

  • ACKD "" channel programs with a shortened prefix that can process an entire track instead of one record at a time. This enhancement leverages MIDAW support.
  • zHPF "" channel programs that leverage the z/Architecture fibre–channel–extensions (FCX) facility to transfer the entire channel program to the device for processing rather than having CCWs transferred as they are encountered.

Phoenix Software's JES3plus Customer Advisory Council is actively helping to prioritize the product's enhancement roadmap, so customers should expect to see additional enhancements delivered in 2022 via continuous delivery.

"We knew early on that enhancing JES3plus to use the latest I/O techniques would be a priority," said Ed Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer at Phoenix Software International. "Waiting for a mission–critical JES3 global restart can feel like an eternity and you are sweating bullets the entire time. zHPF reduced that wait by more than 80% in our environment and our customers have enjoyed similar benefits. Much of the credit for the smooth rollout of this new, enhanced JES3plus release goes to our ISV partners and Early Test participants whose eager participation and incredible patience contributed greatly to this successful launch."

(E)JES V6R1

(E)JES V6R1, the latest release of Phoenix Software's modern JESplex management tool, includes enhancements for managing MVS subsystems, understanding address space memory utilization, and searching important system concatenations.

Phoenix Software Product Releases: September 2021

Phoenix Software refreshed its product line this month. Product downloads are available to customers via the Phoenix Software International Support portal. Visit https://phoenixsoftware.com/support.htm#downloads. New product releases include:

  • (E)JES V6R1
  • CONDOR z/OS 26.0 z/VSE 32.0
  • CYGNET z/OS 26.0 z/VSE 32.0
  • Entrypoint 16.2
  • FALCON z/OS 26.0 z/VSE 32.0
  • Falcon64 11.1
  • ImagEntry 4.73
  • JES3plus V1R1
  • Key/101 9.1
  • PHX–Adders /PHX–Guest 7.3
  • PHX–KeyPlus 5.3
  • PHX–ODE 7.3
  • Viking Data Entry (VDE) 4.73

About Phoenix Software International

Phoenix Software International, Inc., (https://www.phoenixsoftware.com) is a systems software development company providing advanced software applications to enterprises around the globe. The company offers a wide range of solutions to modern business challenges.

Press contact:
(310) 338–0400
news@phoenixsoftware.com


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