SOURCE: AppWorx Corporation

May 02, 2007 08:03 ET

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Handles Disparate Application Processing Environment With AppWorx

Standardized Integration and Automation Manages Dependencies and Optimizes Business Processes

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2007 -- AppWorx Corporation today announced that Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) has implemented AppWorx business process automation software to improve efficiency and simplify maintenance in its Oracle®, Windows, and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments.

"Our IT workload had grown to the point where we could no longer manage processing with our existing scheduling tools," said Ted Furuya, application architect for Canadian Natural. "We needed a consistent mechanism to support and manage our existing run book while scaling with our future business needs."

Canadian Natural, an oil and natural gas production company, owns extensive land holdings and requires an optimized IT environment to support its global business initiatives. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne offers a staggering array of functionality, but has difficulty handling complex scheduling tasks with more than basic time/date parameters. Many of Canadian Natural's business processes are dependent upon data conditions and events occurring outside the EnterpriseOne application, and, prior to AppWorx, these dependencies required human intervention to monitor and trigger -- introducing latency and risk to routine application processing.

"AppWorx provides a single toolset to choreograph and manage our complex business processes -- regardless of application or platform," said Furuya. "Business rules can be applied before, during and/or after individual steps, and the ability to generate dynamic parameters from production data sources at runtime allows us to drive our processing by event rather than date or time."

AppWorx integration enables complex processing by tracking process steps through completion and automatically passing required parameters to the next application in a process flow. A script-free, object-oriented development environment and drag-and-drop process modeling abstracts business rules to the AppWorx automation layer for greater visibility and process flexibility, while leaving core applications unchanged. Additionally, AppWorx workload balancing optimizes Canadian Natural's IT processing -- managing priorities and leveling server loads.

"Business processes with multiple dependencies across disparate applications and operating systems are the norm," said Brian Miller, vice president of technical services for AppWorx Corp. "To effectively compete, the modern enterprise needs a sophisticated business process automation and integration tool -- one that is quickly deployed, easy to use, flexible and highly scalable."

About Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is a senior independent oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, with operations focused in Western Canada, the North Sea and Offshore West Africa. For more information, please visit www.cnrl.com.

About AppWorx Corporation

AppWorx Corporation is a leading provider of application automation and scheduling products that ensure core business processes run faster, more accurately and without interruption. AppWorx fully automates business processes across multiple applications, allowing organizations to speed implementations, exceed IT service level agreements, lower application lifecycle costs and accelerate the delivery of information throughout the organization. AppWorx has successfully improved efficiency and reduced IT operating expenses for more than 700 organizations worldwide, including DoubleClick, Eastman Kodak, eBay, General Electric, Gymboree, Dress Barn, New York Stock Exchange, Panasonic, Esprit, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Toshiba and Verizon. For more information, visit www.appworx.com or call 1-877-APPWORX.

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