AutoMate

With AutoMate, it is simple to create, manage, and deploy powerful tasks—without writing code.

  • Use drag-n-drop actions…
  • …to build managed tasks…
  • …which run in response to events.
Building an AutoMate task using Drag-and-drop actions AutoMate task A Task

Build Solutions Without Code

With drag-and-drop actions, displayed in plain-English, automation of business processes is faster to build and easier to maintain.

Task Builder

AutoMate’s award winning drag-and-drop environment for building automation tasks. Free from syntactical complexities; develop right out of the box.

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Workflow Designer

For implementing (read: not just visualizing) high-level business process automation, BPA Server’s workflow designer is your one stop shop.

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More than just job scheduling… Event Driven Task Triggering

Not everything happens on a schedule; Triggers are AutoMate's responsive solution for automation. Watch for system or network events, launch a task.

  • Schedule
  • Database
  • Event Log
  • File System
  • Idle
  • Keyboard
  • Performance
  • Process
  • Service
  • SNMP
  • Startup
  • Window
  • WMI

Schedule Trigger

Launches a task at a specified date, time, or interval. This trigger is often used to schedule tasks to run at the end of each work day, or during other periods of down time. Additionally, this trigger includes an intuitive rescheduling feature to determine how to reschedule itself if it’s late, and intelligently observes holiday schedules.

Database Trigger

Launches a task in response to specified events on a table or view in a database. For example, a task might be launched to react to a record being added to, deleted from, or updated in a table.

Event Log Trigger

Launches a task in response to system or application generated entries added to the Windows Event Log. For example, this trigger can automatically launch a task that emails an administrator if Windows generates a log entry stating that the DNS server could not be contacted.

File System Trigger

Launches a task when one or more files are added, modified or deleted in a folder specified. Can also launch a task when a number of files exceed a specified threshold, when one file size exceeds a specified threshold, or when the total size of a monitored folder exceeds a specified threshold.

Idle Trigger

Launches a task when no keyboard or mouse input occurs for a specified period of time (i.e. the system is idle). Occasionally, tasks are better run when the machine is not in use. The Idle trigger can be configured for such a scenario.

Keyboard Trigger

Launches a task when a hot-key combination is pressed or sequence keys are pressed on the keyboard. Additionally, the trigger can be configured to only react when a specific application is active and/or has focus. Often used for creating hot-key shortcuts for repetitive multi-step processes.

Performance Trigger

Launches a task when a system or process threshold (such as CPU utilization and memory usage) is met. The Performance trigger is ideal for monitoring servers; for example, if available memory is too low, a task can be launched diagnose and remedy the situation.

Process Trigger

Launches a task when a specified process starts, ends or stops responding. This trigger is often used to monitor external applications for unexpected crashes—if a certain process unexpectedly stops, a task can automatically be launched to respond accordingly.

Service Trigger

Similar to the Process Trigger, the Service Trigger launches a task when a specified service starts, stops, pauses, resumes or stops responding.

SNMP Trigger

Launches a task when a SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) trap is received. This trigger accepts filters which can be specified to monitor for specific traps.

Startup Trigger

Launches a task when the AutoMate task service starts or when a user logs onto the system.

Window Trigger

Launches a task when a specified window opens, closes, is focused or loses focus. Window inspection affords a deep level of granularity, e.g. you can specify particular Window content. Often used to monitor the system for application windows and/or error dialogs.

WMI Trigger

Launches a task when the result of a WQL (WMI Query Language) query evaluates to true. Often used to monitor for common issues that occur on systems and network devices and launch a task to intelligently respond.

Automation Mission Control

All of our products include a management console for administration of all automation assets (tasks, users, servers, etc). This includes logging, user administration, failover configuration, projected execution schedules, and more.

AutoMate Task Administrator

Task Administrator

The Task Administrator in AutoMate provides a central management hub, historical execution logs, and a task execution calendar.

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AutoMate BPA Server Management Console

Server Management Console

BPA Server’s Management Console extends capabilities by providing a real-time dashboard, object repository, pending tasks and workflows scheduled to run, and more.

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AutoMate product family

Professional

  • Develop, manage and execute single-machine, sequential automation routines

Premium

  • Adds actions for AWS, VMWare, SharePoint, Terminal Emulation, MS Exchange, and more
  • Adds ability to deploy tasks to remote runtime installations of AutoMate

BPA Server Standard

  • Adds Workflows
  • Logically link and orchestrate multiple tasks across multiple machines via workflows
  • Adds real-time, configurable dashboard monitors

BPA Server Enterprise

  • Adds unlimited runtime connections (sold separately)
  • Adds browser-based server management
  • User rights and roles, groups, expanded to control assets throughout the automation lifecycle
Small Business   Enterprise