HelpSystems Announces Database Triggering and Java Application Support in New Version of Automation Platform for Windows

October 21, 2014

AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server version 10 increase the speed and ease of creating automated IT and business tasks with 7 new actions and over 20 new activities

Minneapolis, MN, October 21, 2014—AutoMate, a division of HelpSystems and the award-winning IT and business process automation software platform for Windows, today announced a new version of its AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server software. Featuring an improved interface, Java-Windows integration, and increased database monitoring tools, the new AutoMate version 10 brings streamlined, front-end workflows and robust back-end capabilities together for true business-IT collaboration.

The modernized look of AutoMate v10 builds upon AutoMate’s code- and syntax-free scripting capabilities that allow users to automate key tasks and processes without writing batch files or custom scripts. The new interface makes it easier to find any of AutoMate’s more than 600 pre-built actions and activities in the Action Library and adds shortcuts to the most-used actions in the Task Builder to improve efficiency.

New actions in AutoMate v10 now offer the ability to manipulate images and PDFs without any third-party tools, including rotating, resizing, cropping, converting, and filtering any quantity or size of images automatically. The PDF action allows users to create, sign, stamp, encrypt, decrypt, extract, search, and replace PDF files. Additional new actions include PowerShell (embedding existing PowerShell scripts into any AutoMate task), Amazon DynamoDB and SES, WMI, and Facebook. The new custom dialogue functionality enables the ability to introduce real-time human decisions and approvals into otherwise automated processes.

AutoMate v10 also offers a database trigger that is ideal for the automated execution of any database-related operation, such as stored procedures, report generation, and database maintenance. The database trigger starts a task when a specific command (data insertion, deletion, or update) is performed on a SQL or Oracle database.

Other enhancements in the new version include 64-bit support and interactivity to support Java applications.

To power enterprise-level implementation, AutoMate users can choose AutoMate BPA Server for intelligent automation with scalable, multi-machine automation. AutoMate BPA Server version 10 improvements include the addition of streamlined workflows with the addition of the Workflow Wizard, global search in the Server Management Console, and the ability to restart a workflow from a specific point in the process upon failure.

Customers already using AutoMate can upgrade to this latest version to access the new features. HelpSystems also offers a free trial of AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server, which includes full product access and free support.

About AutoMate

AutoMate, a division of HelpSystems, is an award-winning IT and business process automation software platform for Windows. It integrates and automates the diverse applications and technologies that drive your business, giving you the tools to streamline business processes without expensive programming.

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions. HelpSystems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 8,700 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, AutoMate, Safestone, Bytware, ShowCase, InterMapper, CCSS, and RJS Software. Learn more at

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