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AutoMate BPA Server Extends Reach to Non-Windows Machines, Providing Centralized Control over All Automated Business Processes

Network Automation, Inc., today announced that AutoMate BPA Server, the client/server multi-machine edition of its no-code drag-and-drop business process automation platform, now includes the ability to centrally control automation routines for both Windows and non-Windows machines. The upgrade is one of more than 30 enhancements to both the single- and multi-machine versions of AutoMate, including new instant messaging, Twitter and remote desktop functionality.

Los Angeles, September 1, 2009

Network Automation, Inc., today announced that AutoMate BPA Server, the client/server multi-machine edition of its no-code drag-and-drop business process automation platform, now includes the ability to centrally control automation routines for both Windows and non-Windows machines. The upgrade is one of more than 30 enhancements to both the single- and multi-machine versions of AutoMate, including new instant messaging, Twitter and remote desktop functionality.

AutoMate (for one machine) and AutoMate BPA Server (for multiple machines) enable organizations to quickly and inexpensively automate hundreds of repetitive computing tasks without coding, using the software's pre-programmed automation actions along with drag-and-drop visual workflow assembly. Common uses range from application integration, job scheduling, FTP transfers and Excel operations to batch processing, report generation, data transformation, database queries, system monitoring and problem resolution.

Key enhancements in the just-released Version 7.1 include:

• A Java-based process agent that enables batch files, executables or other scripts to be un on any Java-enabled Linux, Unix or Mac machine from AutoMate BPA Server's Server Management Console. With this feature added to AutoMate's Windows-based automation development and execution capabilities, IT staff can control and execute business process automation sequences across all operating systems from a single location for improved efficiency and security. AutoMate can also run any Java-based script on any Windows machine.

• Instant messaging automation, with a new pre-programmed action allowing ICQ, AIM or Windows Live Messenger messages to be sent automatically under designated conditions. This feature is useful for alerting IT staff to technical problems, switching to IM as a backup in the event of a corporate email problem, and more.

• Twitter automation, with a new pre-built action allowing tweets to be automatically posted to a Twitter account. Applications range from internal updates on network issues for IT staff to external Twitter communications on new products or other subjects for marketing purposes.

• Remote desktop access, allowing IT staff to connect to the machine running AutoMate from any Internet-enabled computer. Authorized users can now create new tasks or workflows, edit existing automation routines, and access any other AutoMate functions from the road, another office, or anywhere in the world.

Other enhancements include the addition of universal search to AutoMate BPA Server's Server Management Console for rapid location of any workflow or task in the automation library; an 80% performance improvement for automation routines involving large databases such as customer lists; dozens of upgrades offering simpler and/or advanced capabilities in developing automation routines; and more.

AutoMate/AutoMate BPA Server 7.1 has been released and is available immediately for purchase at www.networkautomation.com. AutoMate, designed for single-machine process automation, is priced at $1,495; AutoMate BPA Server, which centralizes development and management of the automation network for multiple machines in any location, is priced at $5,995.

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