Softdate/z was designed from the ground up to be the most powerful, flexible and user friendly date and time simulation testing and production tool in the z/OS marketplace. Softdate/z is the only product that is designed for modern multi-platform enterprise applications and is the only product under a constant program of active enhancement in the progressive DevOPs-friendly world.
Softdate/z features include:
Thanks to its exclusive Dynamic Intercepts technology, Softdate/z is the only product that:
Other products require you to make permanently modified copies of certain key system routines, which introduces serious operational and system stability concerns. They also add significant CPU overhead to every workload running on your system, whether or not you are currently actually using the product to test your applications. This is a substantial hidden extra cost.
In contrast, Softdate only affects jobs that have actually requested date and time simulation services, and it only dynamically inserts its “hooks” into those running jobs.
Softdate/z features a simple yet powerful user interface. Softdate/z can be turned on at the job or job step level via JCL in the job or job step or via a very comprehensive ISPF-based rules facility. The rules facility is the most powerful and granular available, with full wild-card specification supported for all job selection criteria.
All ISPF rules functions can also be executed from batch jobs. The virtual clock settings in running jobs can be dynamically altered via operator commands or batch jobs. Full security controls are available for all functions.