sen•ti•nel (n.): A lookout, watchman, guard
With Axway Sentinel looking out for your business 24 hours a day, you can anticipate, spot, and resolve issues before they negatively impact your supply chain.
Agnostic to the software tools that support your business process, Axway Sentinel is event-driven, with a powerful correlation engine and intuitive dashboards that enable you to monitor and capture global events and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from both Axway and third-party applications and systems – in real time. Your business managers and IT staff gain clear visibility into all data flows in one central location, including Managed File Transfer (MFT) and B2B transactions throughout the extended supply chain.
Because Sentinel tracks processing chains at technical, functional and business levels, it shows events and processes in a context that is easy for business managers and IT staff to understand and use. And, Sentinel can monitor both Axway and third-party applications and systems, giving your enterprise clear visibility into all data flows throughout your extended supply chain.
Based on a collaborative, service-oriented architecture, Axway Sentinel, the business analytics solution, provides:
- End-to-end visibility and proactive monitoring. Optimize order-to-cash processes and reduce problem resolution time and costs by as much as 80% with Sentinel's event monitoring, non-event detection, and proactive notification of potential process disruptions. End-to-end monitoring provides a high-level, business-oriented view of your process events, such as shipments, orders, and delivery, with status indication at each process milestone. It also allows you to drill down to the finest technical detail to determine, for example, where an expected file is blocked or delayed.
- Predictability and agility. Improve responsiveness to customer and partner requests with configurable business processes, KPIs, and self-diagnostic tools that support internal teams and external trading partners.
- Flexibility and interoperability. Streamline vendor management and monitor any application script or application in your system. Sentinel’s open, service-oriented architecture delivers true interoperability within your enterprise IT infrastructure and with your trading partners.
- Usability. Use Sentinel's intuitive graphic objects to construct customized KPI and technical monitoring dashboards to see real-time visual representations of system and business process health.
- Enterprise intelligence. Sentinel aggregates business metrics with a correlation rules engine that defines business and technical KPIs, and processes monitored data to define and initiate actions automatically.
- Traceability. Monitor all of your operations, including current and historical activity of the Axway Synchrony platform. Capture system changes as audit events for regulatory compliance. And locate specific transactions using ascending and descending audit trail capabilities.
- Centralized monitoring and management. Improve governance with a single, global view of your IT operations and business processes, and drive regulatory compliance through increased control of data flow.
- Extensibility. Extend Sentinel’s visibility and analytics capabilities to customers and partners with single sign-on (SSO) feature.