PIE/CICS, Productivity Integrated Environment for z/OS / CICS Transaction Server is an integrated family of common and optional components. With PIE/CICS administrators can create user profiles extending the user sessions to 99 simultaneous applications running in separate sessions.
With PIE/CICS you can build secure menus that contain multiple applications and transactions without changing existing CICS applications. When used as a CICS based application, these menus greatly simplify site navigation and shorten learning curves.
Eliminate the need for the user to Sign On to each application and/or transaction. PIE/CICS seamlessly authenticates users to external security systems (RACF, CA-ACF2, CA-Top Secret) and to internal application security. PIE/CICS Single Sign On saves valuable time and reduces user frustration.
PIE/CICS-MultiCICS is an optional PIE/CICS component that provides access up to 99 simultaneous applications running in separate sessions. Using NetGate and PIE/CICS-MultiCICS together, users can switch between sessions with simple commands, menu options, or a designated PF key.
PIE/CICS-MultiCICS system administrators ultimately control the PIE/CICS-MultiCICS environment. As a system administrator, you determine who can sign on and what authority users have. If you choose, you can authorize group administrators to maintain PIE resources for their groups and authorize individual users to maintain private resources for themselves. Or you can retain control over all PIE resources. Those in control of PIE resources determine how many sessions users can have open at once, what they can run in their sessions, and whether they can open sessions for themselves. They can also write and implement REXX programs and scripts.
PIE/CICS flexibility allows you both the centralized control of a mainframe, with its advanced security and efficiency, and decentralized user controls so that users can modify their environments to suit their work needs.