About

Extra Technology

We recently celebrated our tenth anniversary of providing expert automation solutions to enterprise customers. We have deep Subject Matter Expert (SME) consultancy and training skills in individual automation technologies – process automation, release automation, workload automation and robotic process automation.

Extra Technology also specialise in integrating diverse multi-vendor automation environments into a single Intelligent Automation platform, boosting compliance and efficiency and radically reducing costs.

Compared to other technology integrators, the Extra Technology difference is extensive, real-world experience.

Our History

Extra Technology was founded in 2007, focused on the provision of IT Automation services. We quickly became a leading provider of Workload Automation, Process Automation, Automated Operations and Release Automation consultancy and education, courtesy of a team of senior consultants who all had long experience of managing live customer Automation environments.

We next built a strong mainframe capability working on projects arising from company separations and mergers & acquisitions. We also undertook our first large-scale vendor swap-outs for DB2 and IMS administration tools and Workload Automation products.

2009 saw CA Technologies award Extra Technology the prestigious status of 'Preferred Services Partner', and also our first long-term Managed Services engagement.

In 2010 Extra Technology developed IT education services, including pure platform-specific education and also applied courses such as Introduction to Perl for AutoSys Users. We enhance the standard courses from ISVs and in addition offer custom courses tailored to specific customer requirements.

In 2012 Extra Technology began selling software solutions. We now provide solutions based around CA’s Automation software, and also Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation platform.

Our Latest Blog Posts

  • Intelligent Automation - disruption without dismay

  • Introducing et mobile

  • How to improve reporting and minimise AutoSys & CA7 failures

  • Automation Anywhere – tips from an experienced implementer

  • Is RPA replacing BPO?

  • Robotic Process Automation – automating the systems that API tools can’t reach

  • Artificial Intelligence – moral robots?

  • Using web services for AutoSys (CA Workload Automation AE)

  • How to make a workflow self healing

  • Why you should use the NOEXEC status

  • Automation Anywhere – the Death of Copy and Paste?

  • Trump Visa Clamp-down and Brexit – good news for RPA?

  • CA Technologies & Automic – an Extra Technology Perspective

  • What customers really want… vendor imperatives for the Application Economy

  • Extra Technology Webinar - CA Workload Automation iDash Speedcast

  • The New CA Workload Automation DE/dSeries Web Interface – a blog by Daniel Chidgey

  • Extra Technology’s Guide to the Top 11 Mistakes made using Workload Automation

  • Migrating CA Technologies customers from Terma Software JAWS™ (JAWS) to CA Workload Automation iDash (CA iDash)

  • Extra Technology confirms the general availability of CA Workload Automation iDash R12

  • A 10 Step Methodology for Successful Workload Automation Conversion

  • Release Automation – The Customer Perspective

  • The Women of IT

  • How to improve your AutoSys workflows

  • Using the AutoSys DBPROC Job Type to execute a database stored procedure

  • How to back out an AutoSys JIL change using Arbiter Software's ACCE

  • Top-secret "Banbury sheets" discovered at Bletchley Park

  • How to monitor text files using the AutoSys OMTF job type

  • How to transfer files using the AutoSys FTP job type

  • How to Integrate CA AutoSys and CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

  • 2014 CA Workload Automation Technology Summit UK (#WATSUK) Presentation Slides

  • Extra Technology's Sessions At CA World 2014