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Apparel Maker lululemon athletica Selects Network Automation's BPA Server 7 To Help Manage Its Company Stores

Business Process Automation Product Will Increase Accuracy and Speed Of Cash Accounting at Athletic Clothing Maker's Stores in North America, Asia, and Australia

Los Angeles, December 1, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 2, 2008 - Network Automation, Inc., the leader in automation software, announced today that yoga-inspired athletic apparel company lululemon athletica has chosen Network Automation's award-winning Business Process Automation (BPA) product, AutoMate BPA Server 7, to help manage its worldwide network of company-owned retail stores.
lululemon athletica, based in Vancouver British Columbia, is known for offering highly functional athletic wear with outstanding fit to yogis, runners, dancers, and fitness enthusiasts. The company currently has over 100 locations across the United States, Canada, and Australia and is reaching out to communities across the globe.
Among other tasks, lululemon intends to use BPA Server 7 to automate the end-of-day accounting duties at its stores. The centralized process will ensure more consistent and accurate accounting of sales and cash receipts, and will allow the company to instantly generate reports on systemwide sales activity. The company also plans to use BPA Server 7 to automate and monitor interfaces between systems, and as an "extra hand" to execute procedures in the stores that would normally require someone in the store to execute.
Network Automation's AutoMate BPA Server 7 is a Windows-based client/server product used by companies in the financial, high tech, health care, government, and distribution/supply chain markets, among others. Winner of top awards from Redmond Magazine, Windows IT Pro, TMCnet.com, Network World, and other leading sources, the multi-tiered application not only simplifies BPA by separating high-level workflow design from underlying automation routines, but also supports automated execution and centralized control over critical business processes.
"lululemon athletica's roster of retail outlets has grown quickly in recent years, putting strain on our business processes. AutoMate BPA Server 7 will help maximize the efficiency of our store operations and ensure accurate and uniform results," said Mike Flood, CIO of lululemon athletica. "Through the use of BPA Server 7, we can ensure the timely retrieval of business intelligence that will improve both operations and customer satisfaction."
"Managing growth is one of the things we do best. BPA Server 7 will allow lululemon athletica to smoothly and smartly, increase its efficiency while also reducing costs," said Martin R. Gadzinowski Jr., Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Network Automation. "The addition of lululemon athletica is a significant event for us, especially due to the size and scope of the company's operations and use of our product. We look forward to helping lululemon achieve its important operational and accounting goals."
Network Automation offers free, fully-featured download trials of AutoMate BPA Server 7. To learn more, visit www.networkautomation.com.

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Network Automation, Inc., founded in 2004 and headquartered in Los Angeles California is the midmarket leader and innovator of automation software designed to streamline, orchestrate and integrate business processes. Network Automation delivers the industry's first process automation platform for the midmarket that spans all phases of the automation lifecycle, including development, deployment and management. 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, Kaiser Permanente, Verizon, FedEx and many regional, state and federal government offices. To learn more about Network Automation, go to www.networkautomation.com.

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