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Network Automation Continues Momentum with Q4 FY12 Results, Up 8.4% over FY11

19 new channel partners added, channel revenues growing 40% over FY11; 83 new customers signed including Starbucks, Shell Energy, and Microsoft Russia LLC; enhanced customer experience includes increased content and tools for the AutoMate user community of more than 11,000 members.

Los Angeles, July 30, 2012

Network Automation, the premier provider of scalable IT and business process automation software, AutoMate™ 9 and AutoMate BPA Server 9, today announced sales results for Q4 FY12 up 8.4% and marking the third best quarter in company history.  Q4 revenues contributed to a historic FY12 for the firm with record revenue increases, client additions, and channel partnerships.  In Q4 FY12 alone, the firm signed more than 83 new customers and 19 new channel partners.

Network Automation also recently expanded content in its AutoMate User Resource Center, a forum for product news, tutorials, and other educational resources for the company’s community of more than 11,000 users.  New material includes an enhanced company blog, highlighting various industry trends and topics of interest to AutoMate customers.  The new pieces explore how the AutoMate community can best leverage new platforms such as Windows 8 and Microsoft Azure through automation.  Additionally, the company highlights various customer use cases and also profiles lighthearted applications of automation software. 

"We are pleased with our strong close to the fiscal year, as sales continue to affirm the market’s demand for AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server,” said Gary Bishop, CEO of Network Automation. “Our global reach allows economic growth in BRICS markets to combine with steady North American demand to produce continuous improvement in overall company revenue performance. Our commitment to superior AutoMate usage experience for our customers continues to pay off.  We remain focused on continued investment in our robust resource center, helping customers to increase efficiency and productivity in their organization through automation.”

In Q4 FY12, the firms signed 83 new customers including Starbucks, Shell Energy, Texas Children’s Hospital, UC Santa Barbara Department of Geography, Raytheon BBB Technologies, Pacific Sunwear, EIG Partners, Microsoft Russia LLC, Statpro, and Koss Corporation.  In addition the firm signed 19 new channel partners, demonstrating 40% growth over FY11.  New channel partners include: Pitney Bowes, CBIT, Company Wie, Rabita, SD, Tecnotrade, and Zener IT.

Network Automation’s products are sold throughout the world directly and through channel partners. AutoMate 9 and BPA Server 9, are robust platforms designed to span automation development, deployment, and management, with a drag-and-drop development environment and other features that substantially reduce the total cost of the automation lifecycle.

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