Business Process Software automates repetitive computing tasks.

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AutoMate BPA Server v7.1 multi-machine edition controls automation routines for Windows and non-Windows machines. Java-based process agent enables batch files, executables, or other scripts to run on any Java-enabled machine from Server Management Console. Program, as well as AutoMate v7.1 for use on single machine, enable use of ICQ, AIM, or Windows Live Messenger for communication, while Twitter can be used to announced updates on network issues.

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AutoMate BPA Server Extends Reach to Non-Windows Machines, Providing Centralized Control over All Automated Business Processes

Upgrade Also Adds New IM, Twitter & Remote Desktop Features

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 / / - Network Automation, Inc., today announced that AutoMate(TM) BPA Server, the client/server multi-machine edition of its no-code drag-and-drop business process automation platform, now includes the ability to centrally control automation routines for both Windows and non-Windows machines. The upgrade is one of more than 30 enhancements to both the single- and multi-machine versions of AutoMate, including new instant messaging, Twitter and remote desktop functionality.

AutoMate (for one machine) and AutoMate BPA Server (for multiple machines) enable organizations to quickly and inexpensively automate hundreds of repetitive computing tasks without coding, using the software's pre-programmed automation actions along with drag-and-drop visual workflow assembly. Common uses range from application integration, job scheduling, automated FTP transfers and Excel operations to batch processing, automated report generation, data transformation, database queries, system monitoring and problem resolution.

Key enhancements in the just-released Version 7.1 include:

- A Java-based process agent that enables batch files, executables or
other scripts to be un on any Java-enabled Linux, Unix or Mac machine
from AutoMate BPA Server's Server Management Console. With this
feature added to AutoMate's Windows-based automation development and
execution capabilities, IT staff can control and execute business
process automation sequences across all operating systems from a
single location for improved efficiency and security. AutoMate can
also run any Java-based script on any Windows machine.

- Instant messaging automation, with a new pre-programmed action
allowing ICQ, AIM or Windows Live Messenger messages to be sent
automatically under designated conditions. This feature is useful for
alerting IT staff to technical problems, switching to IM as a backup
in the event of a corporate email problem, and more.

- Twitter automation, with a new pre-built action allowing tweets to be
automatically posted to a Twitter account. Applications range from
internal updates on network issues for IT staff to external Twitter
communications on new products or other subjects for marketing

- Remote desktop access, allowing IT staff to connect to the machine
running AutoMate from any Internet-enabled computer. Authorized users
can now create new tasks or workflows, edit existing automation
routines, and access any other AutoMate functions from the road,
another office, or anywhere in the world.

Other enhancements include the addition of universal search to AutoMate BPA Server's Server Management Console for rapid location of any workflow or task in the automation library; an 80% performance improvement for automation routines involving large databases such as customer lists; dozens of upgrades offering simpler and/or advanced capabilities in developing automation routines; and more.

AutoMate/AutoMate BPA Server 7.1 has been released and is available immediately for purchase at AutoMate, designed for single-machine process automation, is priced at $1,495; AutoMate BPA Server, which centralizes development and management of the automation network for multiple machines in any location, is priced at $5,995.

About Network Automation

Network Automation, Inc. is the leader in automation software that streamlines and integrates business processes. Founded in 2004 and based in Los Angeles, Network Automation provides the only platform that spans all phases of the automation lifecycle, including development, deployment and management. The easy-to-use drag-and-drop development environment enables the automation of business processes regardless of their complexity. More than 15,000 customers worldwide rely on Network Automation's AutoMate(TM) to achieve a swift and dramatic return on investment and substantial reduction in the total cost of the automation lifecycle. Network Automation's customers include NASA, IBM, and Kaiser Permanente, Verizon, FedEx and many regional, state and federal government offices. For more information, visit

Source: Network Automation, Inc.

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