AutoMate BPA Server 7.0.8.2 Released

in AutoMate News, posted 3/27/09
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We are very proud to announce a series of enhancements to AutoMate BPA Server.  The upgrade (version 7.0.8.2) adds support for Web Services, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange, grouping of agent machines to expedite workflow assembly, and more than 25 other new features and actions.

With these new capabilities, users of AutoMate BPA Server can now:

  • Invoke Web Services in automation routines without scripting, making it possible (for example) to automatically extract data on customers fitting a specific profile from Salesforce.com and load it into the company’s marketing automation program. The product’s native support for Web Services enables tasks to interact with SOAP-based web resources without custom APIs or hard-coded interfaces.
  • Automatically create, modify or delete Microsoft Outlook objects such as calendar and contact entries based on pre-defined event triggers. This enhancement can be used to automatically schedule service appointments, create a new contact in a company-wide Outlook database whenever a new customer record is added by an individual employee, and so on.
  • Build automation workflows for groups of agent machines, eliminating the need to list each machine individually in AutoMate BPA Server’s visual task-building window. This feature both speeds and simplifies workflow assembly for machines that do the same tasks, whether in a single office or multiple offices.

Other new features in AutoMate BPA Server 7.0.8.2 include support for PGP encryption/decryption of any file for secure data transfer; the ability to send and receive email using SSL authentication for SMTP, POP3 and IMAP; and a variety of enhancements that strengthen the ability to build complex automation sequences without the time and expense of coding.

Read the press release.