The IBM EMM Scheduler

The IBM® EMM Scheduler enables you to configure a process to run at intervals that you define.

Products that use the IBM EMM Scheduler

You can schedule process runs in several IBM EMM products, as follows.

  • Campaign flowchart runs
    Note: The IBM EMM Scheduler is completely independent of the Schedule process in Campaign.
  • Contact Optimization optimization session and post-optimization flowchart runs
  • eMessage mailings

Schedules and runs

The scheduler uses two basic concepts: schedules and runs.

  • A schedule is any task that you want to run once or on a recurring basis. When you define a schedule you specify the IBM EMM object, the start and end dates, and optionally, the frequency with which the task is run, (also called a recurrence pattern).
  • A run is an execution instance of a schedule.

Types of schedules

There are three types of schedules.

  • Time-based - Runs occur at specified times.
  • Trigger-based - Runs occur when a schedule receives a specified trigger (for example, when another schedule sends a trigger on success or failure of its run, or when the scheduler utility sends a trigger).
  • Multiple-run-based - Runs are dependent on other schedules, and occur only when multiple other schedules have finished their runs

You can set up notifications that are sent to yourself for schedules you create, and administrators can set up notifications that are sent to groups of users for schedules created by anyone.