Software facilitates regulatory compliance adhesion.

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RSBizWare Batch v7.0 helps improve security and audit capabilities with ability to build signature templates and initiation of command verification policies. Program supports configurable electronic signatures for automatic and manual operations and stores them in Batch Event Journal with corresponding audit events. Software keeps track of multiple levels of signoff, comments, security requirements, and date and time stamps for all activities.



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New Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch Modules Help Manufacturers Reduce Regulatory Compliance Costs



Electronic signatures, signature templates and command verification features provide enhanced security and audit capabilities with RSBizWare Batch version 7.0

MILWAUKEE, March 21, 2005 - To help manufacturers with regulatory requirements and improve productivity, Rockwell Automation has announced enhancements to the modules within its batch processing software, Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch. Available now, the new features in RSBizWare Batch version 7.0 can improve security, audit capabilities and productivity with the ability to build signature templates, the addition of command verification policies, and expanded functionality for process parameter limits.

"Recognizing the increasing need for regulatory compliance and security in today's manufacturing environment - particularly in regulated hybrid process industries like life sciences, food and brewing and beverage - we've designed our products to help manufacturers reduce compliance costs and improve batch-to-batch consistency," saidMarcus Tennant, RSBizWare Batch product manager, Rockwell Automation. "Our new functionality increases the available levels of security and enhances the integrity of batch systems, while decreasing time-to-market."

RSBizWare Batch supports configurable electronic signatures for both automatic and manual operations: a key requirement for regulatory compliance and data security. The signatures, stored in the software's Batch Event Journal with corresponding audit events, now include multiple levels of signoff, comments, security requirements, and date and time stamps for all activities. To streamline the setup and maintenance of electronic signatures, RSBizWare Batch now supports signature templates. These templates save valuable time by predefining the number of signoffs required, the purpose of each signoff, whether comments are required and which users or user groups have the security permissions to complete the signoff.

With the new command verification feature in RSBizWare Batch, process engineers can fully control access to operations and ensure that operators are prompted for signatures when commands are executed. Pending signature requests associated with the running procedures are listed in RSBizWare Batch and ActiveX screens. In order to help users with government regulations, RSBizWare Batch requires that batch recipes cannot be archived until the electronic signatures are completed.

Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch modules include Batch, eProcedure, MaterialTrack, BatchHistorian, and BatchCampaign. Additional security and audit capabilities within the RSBizWare Batch module include event record timestamps and flexible parameter limits. Instruction archiving and step reactivation for manual instructions are available in RSBizWare eProcedure, while RSBizWare BatchHistorian includes several new reports such as operator actions, parameter deviations and material genealogy.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Rockwell Software is the leading brand of manufacturing systems software, providing applications for factory automation, data acquisition and integration, manufacturing operations performance improvement and analysis, and shop floor scheduling. For more specific information about Rockwell Automation and its Rockwell Software products and services, go to software.rockwell.com. To order products at our online store, visit rockwellautomation.com/rsstore.

For more information on Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1792.

Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance Electric, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Software, RSBizWare, RSBizWare Batch, RSBizWare BatchCampaign, RSBizWare BatchHistorian, RSBizware MaterialTrack, and eProcedure are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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