Automate Tasks & Improve Productivity with ORBE: Job File Scheduler

ORBE JFS IMAGEThe goal of Trust Data Solutions is to provide your credit union with the best software solutions available in the marketplace. Now we are going a step further and providing the ultimate solution to enable you to manage your credit union more efficiently, effectively and affordably. Our solution is ORBE: Office Reporting & Business Engine, a new integrated suite of hosted, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications which powerfully streamlines how you manage your business. Three applications are now available on the ORBE platform, with another nine applications under development. All ORBE applications revolve around a single robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System, which comes Free with the licensing of any ORBE application.

ORBE: Job File Scheduler™ (JFS) is our new hosted, fully-functional automation program that minimizes redundant daily tasks and frees your IT department to work on more pressing issues. This integrated management tool enables the scheduling, tracking and reporting of automated tasks such as backups, processing and maintenance. ORBE: JFS accomplishes everything our traditional in-house version does but includes much greater functionality.

Several key features of ORBE: JFS include:

• ORBE: JFS now automates more than just Symitar tasks. ORBE: JFS also automates Windows, SQL, and Linux tasks too.
• ORBE: JFS reduces IT infrastructure costs because it does not require a dedicated server to run, maintain and upgrade. ORBE: JFS can be installed on any Windows machine. There is no hardware to buy.
• ORBE: JFS has a simple, easy to use and easy to learn interface.
• ORBE: JFS is equipped with Enhanced Security including Group Policy Administration, MFA and enhanced Logging Reports.
• ORBE: JFS can be accessed remotely from any computing device with an Internet connection making it a valuable asset in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.

Trust Data Solutions is currently offering ORBE: JFS with ZERO DOWN AND NO INSTALLATION or PROGRAMMING fees (a $10,000. Savings). With a fast implementation process, you can be automating mundane, time consuming tasks in a matter of days, allowing you to focus on projects and goals that will help your credit union grow. This is a limited time offer. Call 800-527-3600 ext 1213 today and schedule your demonstration.


Trust Data Solutions is Making Download History

Joe Consumer just bought his new computer or laptop, installed his favorite software and is ready to work.  Joe’s been working for a few months and then one day he gets a message that there is a new upgrade available for his software to download.  Download?  All Joe wanted to do is work.  How long is the download going to take?  How is it going to affect Joe’s computer?   Joe ignores the message and continues working on his planned tasks.

Another few months go by and Joe gets a similar message.  However, once again Joe ignores the new message and continues working.  Before he knows it, Joe is several versions behind on his software.  Joe’s computer is still working, but now he is wondering what all those upgrades included.  Can Joe still download them?  Can Joe skip from version 1.2 to version 4.3?  How much does the upgrade cost?  Has Joe lost his Customer Support because he hasn’t upgraded?  If you’re like Joe, you can continue to ignore software updates and before you know it; your computer is giving you messages about a new operating system.  A new what?

In the business world, upgrades aren’t that much different.  Software developers announce to their clients that there is a new upgrade available and the developer either provides instructions on how to upgrade to the newest version or offers to upgrade the client’s software themselves.  IT members are as busy as any other employee.  The IT member may see the upgrade announcement, and even plan on upgrading their software, but often continues working on their individual priorities and tasks.  Much like Joe and his personal computer, before the IT member knows it, another upgrade to the software has been released.  And like Joe, the IT member often puts off upgrading to the newest version of the software until one day he realizes he is several years outdated.

Agility is one of the many features of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  Upgrades/enhancements are made more frequently and then all of the enhancements are pushed to the Cloud.  The result is that the next time a user logs into a Saas application, the enhancements are immediately available to him along with a message explaining the new features to the software.  Downloading upgrades and remembering to install them are now history.

Trust Data Solutions’ ORBE software follows the SaaS agility model.   One of our most popular applications, ORBE: Job File Scheduler was just upgraded, enhancements were pushed to the ORBE Cloud and ORBE: Job File Scheduler clients are enjoying these new enhancements right now.

The latest enhancements to ORBE: Job File Scheduler include:

  • Auto-update capability – allows the ORBE JFS Client to download and apply software updates on a customizable schedule.  We will normally push out updates on Wednesdays (if there are any), but your Client will not pick it up until a later time, to avoid disrupting your operations.  For most of you, the updates are applied at 2am on Thursdays, which typically shuts down the JFS Client for a couple of minutes.  If 2am on Thursdays is not a good time, you can change it to another time.  We have documentation of this and other tasks in progress. In the meantime, if you need help changing the update schedule, drop as an email and we walk you through how to do it.
  • Send Email Task – allows JFS jobs to send an email notification during the running of the job. This is useful for sending notification to key people regarding the start or completion of critical jobs.
  • Backup SQL Database – allows JFS jobs to back up an MS SQL Server database.
  • Restore SQL Database – allow JFS to restore a previous backup of an MS SQL Server database.
  • Outstanding issues – we addressed several issues, the most significant being an issue preventing the transfer of large files to Symitar hosts.

Coming soon:  The ability to backup and restore MySQL databases.

Find out more about ORBE: Job File Scheduler by emailing and scheduling a demonstration.

Remote Control

For most of my life I have struggled with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings or behaviors (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).  Some common symptoms include repeatedly washing your hands, hoarding items, repeated checking, counting, and arranging.  According to, many well-known celebrities suffer from some flavor of OCD including:  Charles Darwin, Howard Hughes, Billy Bob Thornton, Howie Mandel, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio.  While OCD is considered a chronic disorder, many people find relief through therapy and/or medication.  I used a combination of both which lead to a significant reduction in my symptoms.

I was a “checker”; I had difficulties leaving places, ritualistically going through a checklist to make sure things were turned off, locked or secure.  At the height of my disorder, I usually budgeted an extra 20 minutes “OCD-time” before I would leave a location.  I can laugh at it now, but here’s one example of how I would pacify one of my obsessions.  I had a fear of fire and was always checking to make sure I turned everything off (the coffee pot, the oven, the iron, etc.), lest my house burn down.  At the risk of dating myself, remember the old answering machines with cassette tapes?  I used to call my house from work to see if my answering machine would pick up; my logic was that if the machine worked and I could leave a message, then the house hadn’t burned down.

It didn’t help that I am both a workaholic and a perfectionist.  Back in the day, I would make copies of my work to take home with me in case I needed to double or triple check on something.  Long before email became prevalent, my OCD had become quite manageable, but emailing myself some work would have been another efficient strategy I would have used to be able to ensure that the work I performed was without error.

If only Software as a Service (SaaS) applications were available 25 years ago, life would have been much easier for me.  A SaaS application allows you to log-in and access your work, anytime, from anywhere, using any computing device that has an internet connection including laptops, iPads and even smart phones.  The great news is that SaaS applications are not just for people who suffer from OCD!  Anyone whose business uses SaaS software can log in at any time from virtually any place and access the software.   Business travelers can login at a conference and download that killer presentation that is going to close the sale.   A CEO could wake up at 3 am with one of those inspired “Aha!” ideas; type them up and then save them in the Cloud.  You could be zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica when you remember a contract left unsigned, which you could remedy when you get back to your resort.

SaaS technology allows you to do the same work you do every day.  It’s the same tasks, jobs and applications but now you can launch your applications from the Cloud, perform your work in the Cloud and even save and store your files in the Cloud.

Of course, Remote Access is just one feature of Saas technology.  It does, however, segue way naturally into another subject which is even more important:  how SaaS solutions can be a key player in your Disaster Recovery Strategy.    And unlike traditional DR strategies, SaaS-based DR solutions are affordable and do not require customary costs such as hardware, installation, IT maintenance and labor.  Cloud technology is becoming a vital resource for Business Continuity Plans enabling client data security and network accessibility.

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