Škoda’s need to permanently evolve its IT resources resulted over the years in various localized scheduling solutions to enable productive operation of a hetergeneous system landscape. This diversity led to growing problems. There were recurring communication problems between mainframes and open platforms, each environment required specialized knowledge, there was no centralized monitoring for the entire environment. The wide variety of interfaces led to increasing number of errors in job-flow management, negatively affecting reliability in the productive environment that were highly relevant to the company’s profitability, such as the warehouse, replacement parts orders, and SAP reporting. It was the Škoda’s impression that suppliers were not providing adequately qualified support and had costly licensing policies. This finally prompted them to seek out a new solution.