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“Initially, I was skeptical of ERQ because it was so simple to use. But because the screens are so streamlined, easy to use and have straight-forward commands, ERQ was a perfect fit for our RACF administration needs...the simplicity of ERQ and the ‘high-level qualifier’ reporting are two of the key reasons we purchased the tool.”
- Large Direct Marketing Corporation

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RACF Administration Tool for Custom Security Admin

ERQ: Easy RACF Query

ERQ is an automated RACF administration & reporting utility that is simple, powerful, and inexpensive! ERQ is ISPF driven. With the push of a key, reports may be produced, RACF commands may be automatically generated, and ‘clean-up’ tasks may be streamlined – with little or no training necessary. Extensive field help messages guide the user through the product. In Addition, ERQ enables RACF analysts to create their own custom RACF applications using a set of straightforward ISPF services.

Designed and developed for RACF Administrators by RACF Administrators with over 25 years of continuous hands-on experience – ERQ includes all of the online functions necessary to automate the entire RACF administration process, including many options not found in other third party tools.

All ERQ Online Services screens are completely customizable, having been built using ERQ Programming Services, it is a snap to add new functions and/or modify existing ones.

ERQ allows you to customize the screens with the functions that you use most often, and provides all of the tools you need to manage and monitor security in one easy-to-use package.

ERQ is also an invaluable programming aide that retrieves RACF information for REXX and/or CLIST custom written RACF applications. It increases productivity by providing you with easy access to both the live and archived RACF database.

ERQ provides a library of sample executable applications that the user can easily modify to fit their environment’s needs. Administrators now have the ability to write their own applications without seeking the assistance of the system programmers.

ERQ RACF Administration Tool: The Benefits

  • Online reporting and administration
  • ISPF interface
  • Administration functions, ad-hoc command builder
  • Easily CLONE, DELETE, LIST and/or REPLICATE profiles
  • Screen level help panels
  • Fully customizable interface
  • No learning curve
  • API for creating customized applications
  • SAVE command allows RACF information to be easily exported to a file for input to other processes