New Version of BPA Software Lets Users Automate SharePoint Workflows

April 22, 2015

AutoMate enhances functionality for SharePoint administration and report generation

Minneapolis, MN, April 22, 2015—AutoMate, a division of HelpSystems, today announced the release of AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server 10.2. This new release introduces much anticipated features for enhanced report generation and SharePoint administration.

These enhancements follow the February 2015 release of AutoMate 10.1, which integrated AutoMate with another HelpSystems solution, Skybot Scheduler. Benjamin Korper of Korper ICT Services explains that “[the] integration with Skybot enables [AutoMate] customers to interact with non-Windows machines more easily, making AutoMate BPA Server a fantastic centralized orchestrator of cross-platform multi-machine automation.”

AutoMate version 10.2 brings users a new SharePoint trigger and updated actions that execute and manage a variety of SharePoint tasks. For example, AutoMate’s SharePoint actions can automatically upload and download files with the correct metadata and backup and archive SharePoint sites, libraries, and lists.

New OpenDocument spreadsheet actions in version 10.2 expand the ability to create, modify, or manipulate an Excel spreadsheet without Excel being installed on the system, which benefits customers using Office 365, in particular.  “This is great for generating reports in server environments where Excel is not always available,” Korper, who beta-tested the new version, notes.  

“With the release of AutoMate 10.2, HelpSystems enables our clients to increase the ROI of their AutoMate installation by expanding existing features such as SharePoint and Excel,” says Korper.

Find out more about the new features in the release notes for AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server.

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 15 offices worldwide and more than 9,000 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, Halcyon, Skybot, AutoMate, Safestone, Bytware, ShowCase, InterMapper, CCSS, and RJS Software. Learn more at

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