Automation Anywhere Unveils Version 5.5 of Desktop and Enterprise Automation Software

Adds e-mail automation, a terminal emulator, secure FTPs, Microsoft Exchange Server reporter, a bulk edit capability, and an enhanced Web recorder.

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Automation Anywhere has debuted Automation Anywhere 5.5, the latest release of it desktop automation software for business processes and IT tasks. Version 5.5 adds e-mail automation, a terminal emulator, secure FTPs, Microsoft Exchange Server reporter, a bulk edit capability, and an enhanced Web recorder.

Automation Anywhere 5.5 is compatible with a variety of popular applications, including Microsoft Office, Firefox, DOS command prompt, Java Application and Applets, Telnet, Unix Shell, and many others.

“Automation Anywhere 5.5 makes life even easier for the enterprise computer user by saving time and money spent on performing repetitive tasks and increasing process reliability and speed, while diminishing human errors,” said Mihir Shukla, CEO of Automation Anywhere. “As people become busier and busier in the office, there is a growing demand for quick and efficient ways to complete critical time-consuming tasks. We’re excited to provide individuals and entire organizations with a solution that is sure to help them be more efficient while contributing positively to their bottom line.”

Automation Anywhere’s software caters to users at various levels of PC familiarity, from individuals with a home office to IT professionals. Designed for ease of use, Automation Anywhere permits users to automate without writing code; wizard-based tools allow the most complex tasks to be simply automated. In addition, all Automation Anywhere products are designed to be scalable, allow for segmented implementation, and are adaptable to a broad range of needs.

Automation Anywhere is powered by a proprietary SMART Automation Technology, which intelligently executes automated tasks across multiple machines, allowing for variations in systems, application loading times, and Internet speeds. Automation Anywhere is also available in a Server edition that allows users to develop complex automation processes and simultaneously provide centralized security, user management, collaboration, deployment, backup, and other benefits of a server.

Automation Anywhere key features include:

  • Unique SMART Automation Technology for fast automation of complex tasks with no programming required
  • Record keyboard and mouse actions or use point-and-click wizards to create automated tasks in minutes
  • Task to SMART EXE capability to easily distribute tasks on other computers
  • Web recorder and e-mail automation
  • Powerful task scheduling and auto login capability to run scheduled tasks even when computer is locked
  • More than 300 actions such as Internet, conditional, loop, prompt, file management, automatic e-mail notifications, task chaining, hotkey, variables, and logging, etc.

Pricing and Availability

Automation Anywhere 5.5 is available at four pricing levels: Standard and Premier for $495 and $695 respectively, Enterprise priced at $2,495 and $3,490 for Enterprise with Integration Pack. All Automation Anywhere versions are available for purchase and free trial at

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