PeopleSoft Process Scheduler enables you to schedule and manage the execution of PeopleSoft batch processes. With PeopleSoft Process Scheduler you can:
Schedule recurring processes to run on any date or time interval that your business requires, such as monthly, daily, hourly, or by the minute.
Create jobs (groups of processes) that run several processes and conditionally schedule successive processes based on the status of a previous process in the job.
The primary role of Process Scheduler is to support the PeopleSoft application environment. With a PeopleSoft application, you might want to run certain processes (batch programs, reports, and so on) behind the scenes of the online system. Running reports, posting journal entries, loading benefit enrollment forms, and calculating payroll deductions are all examples of processes that you might want to perform offline.
Using PeopleSoft Process Scheduler can streamline your business practices by enabling you to take advantage of the distributed computing environment at your site, whereby you can schedule performance-sensitive jobs to run on a powerful server while the online system is still available to end users.
Note: While the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler runs all types of online and offline programs, it's primarily used to support your reporting environment.