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MainView optimizes mainframe systems management so you can improve performance and availability—at a much lower cost. MainView is intelligent, easier to use, and detects and solves problems faster than competing solutions.  

Transform your mainframe systems management

MainView is built for digital business. It is a complete, modular solution that is architected to provide central administration and management which:

  • Increases cost effectiveness and lowers operational costs with the most efficient resource usage
  • Detects and resolves problems quickly using intelligent proactive automation
  • Sees and manages all systems with a single view and centralized control
  • Improves staff efficiency with central administration

MainView by the numbers

In a TechValidate study, BMC customers overwhelmingly found that MainView outperformed its competitors.

Say MainView helped them detect problems sooner
Say MainView helped them solve problems faster
Say MainView reduced mainframe costs
say MainView improved ease of use for IT staff
Say MainView uses less CPU and is more efficient

MainView delivers a unique set of capabilities to optimize mainframe systems management

Find and fix problems with a single view and control of your entire environment.

Find and fix problems with a single view and control of your entire environment.

MainView allows you to see and control data collected from multiple sources on one console. Rapid guided navigation takes you quickly and directly to the source of a problem, which speeds problem resolution. With security top of mind, remote secure access to Hardware Management Console (HMC) minimizes risk, improves response and provides full visibility into commands issued for audit and training.

  • All resources and business-related metrics are visible and accessible regardless of source
  • Guided navigation for fast root cause identification
  • Mainframe-based customizable graphic interface
  • Remote secure console access

"MainView provides us the same look, feel and navigation across all subsystem components, e.g. IMS/CICS/Db2/MQ/z/OS, an integrated drill down capability allowing transactions to be followed from one subsystem to the next, and a great graphical user interface and dashboard metrics to please the senior management view of the world." – IT Manager, Large Enterprise Banking Company.  Source: TechValidate. TVID: D5D-BE7-78E

Configure and manage all MainView products centrally.

Configure and manage all MainView products centrally.

MainView is intuitive to use, configure, and manage. A modular structure built on a centralized architecture allows you to easily snap-in components and exponentially increase the benefits of MainView. You can manage your mainframe ecosystem holistically, ensuring the highest possible availability and performance.

  • Standardized configuration and navigation speeds knowledge transfer and improves staff efficiency
  • Central setup and deployment of smart alarms delivers consistency
  • Centralization enables holistic management of your entire mainframe ecosystem

"The ease of installation and the ease of use save us technical resource time. With the benefits we get from using the products, [we can] concentrate on other areas of the technical world knowing that BMC products have our back." – Shieu Chan, Manager Technical Support Group, Bell Aliant.  Source: TechValidate. TVID: 713-AAB-A89

Automate problem resolution without requiring specialized skills.

Automate problem resolution without requiring specialized skills.

MainView provides powerful, intelligent automation to proactively find and fix issues before they occur. No need to have your experienced personnel write time-consuming code because MainView automation is rules-based and codeless, making it easier to set up and manage.  MainView’s intelligent proactive automation lets you do more with less—efficiently and with accuracy.

  • Codeless, rules-based automation reduces manual efforts and increases efficiency and accuracy
  • Dynamic triggers invoke appropriate actions such as automation, text message or a phone call, lowering MTTR
  • Thresholds based on business cycle changes reduce guesswork
  • Smart alarms mean only real problems are raised

"With MainView, it is easy to pinpoint problems by using automation to send alerts or apply an action to a situation. Being able to hop from the Z/OS monitor to CICS monitor and Db2 monitor makes monitoring a lot easier for the staff." – IT Specialist, Large Enterprise Health Care Company.  Source: TechValidate. TVID: 5CF-E42-D9F

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Modern systems management that is 50% more cost efficient.

Modern systems management that is 50% more cost efficient.

Cutting mainframe costs is important, but most IT staff agree that they wouldn’t sacrifice availability or performance to cut costs. MainView is architected to provide capabilities that optimize performance and require fewer resources—in fact the cost of running MainView is about half of competing solutions.

  • Common components and information are collected once and shared anywhere
  • More efficient zIIP offloading frees GP capacity
  • Dynamic, cost-aware capping saves up to 20% of MLC costs
  • Console consolidation saves floor space, hardware, software, heating, and cooling

Customers report MainView uses an average of 50% less CPU than Omegamon, Sysview, and TMON, and reduces mainframe costs.  Source: TechValidate. TVID: EDD-EF0-114

"BMC Software's MainView can support IT organizations in optimizing mainframe performance and availability to meet the requirements of digital business workloads.” — Tim Grieser, Program VP, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC

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