physical, virtual or cloud-based, into integrated, cohesive and managed executable workflows — all without writing a
single line of code or script. AutoMate BPA Server 9: Delivers the power of “No Code, No Limits” to your entire organization.
AutoMate BPA Server Features
Workflows and Conditions
Graphical workflows are the cornerstone of AutoMate BPA Server. A workflow (or flow diagram) is a high-level graphical representation of an IT or business process, which might involve processing on multiple servers across the network.
Conditions can be used to initiate workflows or may be incorporated inside a workflow to perform an evaluation or wait for a condition to occur before proceeding. Conditions add intelligence to workflows by providing awareness of network-wide system events and states.
Multi-Machine Automation and Scalability
AutoMate BPA Server carries workflow automation to a higher level by allowing each distinct event, condition or task that resides within a workflow to execute on different machines. As organizations grow, additional agents are simply deployed to new machines from a centralized server console. This permits a single workflow to monitor for certain events or conditions to occur and to execute tasks on separate machines located in different physical locations.
Console and Dashboard
AutoMate BPA Server provides the installable Server Management Console (SMC), as well as a web-based interface. Automation assets can now viewed and managed using any mobile or desktop device with browser access.
Console operators can use the Dashboard for real-time monitoring of automation-related processes such as server CPU usage, number of connected Agents, pending Tasks and Workflows scheduled to run, and more.
Objects created in AutoMate BPA Server, such as a task or condition, are automatically stored in the Repository. The Repository provides a centralized location to conveniently store newly created objects as well as access pre-existing ones. Storing objects in the Repository does away with the tediousness of re-creating tasks or conditions each time a new workflow is created.
Reusing an object is as easy as clicking the repository button and dragging the existing object into a workflow.
AutoMate BPA Server 9: Standard Edition vs. Enterprise Edition
AutoMate BPA Server 9 offers two editions: Standard and Enterprise. The Enterprise Edition offers all the features found in the Standard Edition along with the following:
Cross Platform Automation
Direct execution across multi-platforms. The Process Agent is written in Java, which makes it compatible to the most common desktop operating systems, including Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.
Unlimited Number of Agents
AutoMate BPA Server 9 allows for the centralized management of tasks and workflows over
your network. Enterprise Edition places no limit on Client Access License (CAL) registrations
to a server, while Standard Edition has a limit of 10.
Please note: CALs sold separately
Web-based Server Management Console
Provides a web based version (application/install free) of the Server Management Console. (This is feature optional, requires IIS with .NET 4.)
User Roles and Object Promotion
User accounts and roles enable tight control automation projects throughout the automation lifecycle- from initial development, to testing, to full scale production. Workflows and a tasks can have a completion state (In Development, Testing, Production or Archive) assigned to them.
User Accounts and Groups
For any organization with multiple people involved in the automation lifecycle, Enterprise Edition can create an account for each user and assign a role to restrict what changes the user can make to the system. Users can be put into role-based groups, and authentication can be done via Microsoft Exchange.
Workflow and Task Auditing
Enterprise Edition enables tracking of activities in BPA Server, such as user connection, workflow/task creation, and deletion. Monitoring activities helps enforce internal compliance, and otherwise prevents tampering of mission-critical tasks and workflows.
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AutoMate BPA Server 9 - What's New
AutoMate BPA Server 9 provides a myriad of new features as well as significant improvements in performance and reliablity. AutoMate BPA Server 9 features 529 drag-and-drop activities vs. version 8's 461. The following list of new features are available in AutoMate BPA Server 9.
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Global Holiday Profiles
Provides the ability to assign regional Holiday Profiles to automation wokflows that span the globe.
Workflow Designer Enhancements
Improved debugging capabilities include the ability to set breakpoints in and pause workflows. The Workflow Designer also uses wrapping connectors, improving readability.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Action
Actions provide the ability to "read" scanned images of typewritten or printed text, or screenshots.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Action
Automate of a wide range of entity data management activities within the Microsoft Dynamics CRM software; including creation, deletion, updating, query, retrieval, storage and reporting of all customer, product and order data.
Azure Storage Action
Fully enabled cloud storage automation via Microsoft's Azure Storage Services; including Binary Large Object (BLOB), Table Service, and Queue Service.
Exchange Online Support
Extends AutoMate's Exchange support to the Microsoft Office 365 line of products.
SharePoint Online Support
Extends AutoMate's SharePoint support to the Microsoft Office 365 line of products.
Local Language Support
Quickly, and easily, develop and manage tasks in six native languages; including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, French, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).
|Screen Capture Action|
Quickly fill out actions with common or popular values by taking a "snapshot" of them for future use.
Improved and Updated Task Builder
The AutoMate Task Builder has update to use a modern, eloquent and more efficient control ribbon and interface.
Multi-Activity Framework and Interface
Multiple actions have been consolidated in to single actions supporting multiple activities. The Available Actions pane is much less cluttered as a result, and all actions have a uniform interface. Consolidated actions in version 9 include FTP, HTTP, Dialog, and Run.
Web Encoding Support
AutoMate 9 provides an action to url encode and html encode strings for simpler integration with the cloud.
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