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The Rapid Automation Development Platform for Complete Business Process Automation

AutoMate is a powerful automation software platform that primarily focuses on supplying a complete, all-in-one system for the development, deployment, management and automation of simple to elaborate business and IT processes. Its intuitive, drag-and-drop based graphical interface provides businesses of all sizes with a true rapid-development platform for streamlining business operations executed on the desktop that requires no programming knowledge to use and maintain. It replaces the traditional model of legacy batch files or scripts and provides all the necessary tools to completely automate elaborate tasks and activities, altogether eliminating the need to write code.

AutoMate raises the bar when it comes to functionality, ease of use and cost efficiency as compared to other systems that are either complicated to use, very expensive, or both. It is the only product of its kind that offers the power and robustness typically found in large enterprise systems along with the simplicity found in smaller systems with much less functionality.

AutoMate's basic building blocks are called actions, which are plain-English, drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank objects developers use to construct a series of steps which collectively make up the task. Actions include running a program, opening a web page, sending keystrokes to an application, downloading a file, running a database query and much more! Decision making, looping and other powerful flow control actions as well as support for variables, constants and expressions are all built-in to AutoMate's powerful yet easy to use AML (Automation Markup Language) framework.

 

An assortment of triggers allow tasks to start on a time based schedule or as a result of a variety of system events or conditions that occur. For example, tasks can start as a result of file system changes/additions, upon the appearance/disappearance of a window, when a particular event appears in the Windows Event Log, when a process starts, stops or stops responding, and much more.   

Benefits of Automation

AutoMate reduces costs and hassles associated with developing and maintaining code, scripts, and batch files. It dramatically increases transaction speeds and consistent and repeatable performance of business processes. More importantly, it eliminates time-consuming, labor-intensive, repetitive IT tasks, enabling employees to focus on activities where human interaction and thought add the most value.

Additionally, AutoMate improves collaboration between business users who benefit from automated processes and IT professionals responsible for delivering automation and supplies organizations with greater control of their networks and operations by centralizing the management of the automation network.

In short, AutoMate can accelerate information flows, centralize resources and allow business processes to be performed faster and more accurately resulting in lower cost and increased business capability.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

AutoMate is the leading platform for business process automation because it goes far beyond the simple linking together of pre-existing batch files, scripts, and custom applications. Automate tasks are developed rapidly and maintained easily, resulting in a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) than traditional automation methods.

AutoMate provides cost savings at each phase of the automation project life cycle:

Develop - Drag-and-drop task building enables tasks to be constructed rapidly. No programming code or writing batch files.

Deploy - Tasks can either be deployed in-place with AutoMate's powerful event-based triggers or they can be deployed across the enterprise to other AutoMate installations called Runtimes with only a few clicks.

Manage - AutoMate tasks are displayed in plain-English sentences such as "Run the following application" and "Restart the Service", thus eliminating the problem of code abandonment that can occur when the developer of the solution leaves the company. Tasks can be organized in one convenient location instead of being spread throughout the organization.

Replace Code-Intensive Processes

AutoMate is the superior replacement for scripts, batch files, macros, or any other code intensive process. It's easy drag and drop interface allows rapid construction and automation of virtually any task that can be accomplished in Windows.

Who uses AutoMate?

Approximately 85% of the AutoMate user base is comprised of IT professionals such as Network Administrators, Managers of Information Systems and System Integrators.

The remaining 15% is comprised of Software/Web Development professionals, Testing/Quality Assurance Professionals, Data Entry personnel, and of course Home Users. AutoMate, while very powerful, is easy enough for anyone to use.

Most of the Fortune 1000 has AutoMate on one or more workstations and/or servers. See our customer list for a list of well known companies that use AutoMate.

What Can AutoMate Do For Me?

With AutoMate, IT Professionals can construct tasks that automate a wide variety of network and computing operations, such as:

 

No Code, No Limits

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