Let’s start to examine the impact of end-to-end visibility and ways it can be put to work for your organization. For starters, let’s dig into correlation.
Correlation involves identifying related actions and events as a file moves through a series of business processes (including what happens after a file is moved, renamed, or deleted), and using that information to make business decisions. Correlation can also associate file transfer metadata with downstream processes such as whether a product was shipped or an invoice was paid after an order was received from a customer.
Ipswitch’s Frank Kenney shares some thoughts in the video below on why correlation is an especially important part of visibility and how it enables you to really understand not only file transfers, but also the applications, processes, purchase orders and other items in your infrastructure that tie back to customers, SLA’s and revenue..
Correlation enables users to easily view all the events related to the transfer and consumption of a single file or set of files, including subsequent applications and resulting business processes. For example, they can track a file through a complete workflow and throughout its entire lifecycle, even if it was shared with a customer or business partner – critical insight that can impact the quality and timeliness of work, service level agreements, not to mention revenue and profitability.