SOURCE: Kapow Software

May 10, 2011 08:00 ET

Kapow Software Launches Kapow Katalyst 8.1

Leading Browser-Enabled Integration Platform Boosts Performance 40% and Extends Enterprise Capabilities for Rapid Business Process Automation

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Kapow Software, the leader in browser-enabled application integration and process automation, announced the general availability of Kapow Katalyst™ 8.1, a performance upgrade and extension of the enterprise capabilities of the Kapow Katalyst Platform. Using Kapow Katalyst, companies can expedite their strategic initiatives to implement business process automation, web and cloud app integration, mobile enterprise enablement, content migration, and business intelligence.

According to Stefan Andreasen, founder and CTO of Kapow Software, "Kapow is strengthening its market position as the leader in agile integration by continuously improving the performance and usability of the Kapow Katalyst Platform. Enterprises can leverage the advances in 8.1 to boost productivity and assure the fastest time to value for integration projects that extend the enterprise into the business processes around cloud, B2B, and partner applications."

Kapow Software has improved the performance of the Kapow Browser, a complete web browser engine, which is built for scalable, secure, and automated data extraction, transformation, integration, and migration. The Kapow Katalyst development team measured the results of the improvements over a large number of randomly selected websites, and on average version 8.1 loaded a web page 40 percent faster than version 8.0. For web applications based on popular AJAX frameworks such as jQuery and Prototype, the performance gain may be much greater.

Kapow Software also enhanced the user interface and capabilities of the Management Console, a web-based collaboration environment for governing, monitoring, and managing the execution engine and data delivery mechanisms. The Enterprise Edition now offers extended support for high availability setup and deployment, including support for multiple production centers at different geographic locations.

One company that is taking full advantage of Kapow Katalyst's enterprise capabilities is PITT OHIO, a supply chain and transportation solutions leader. The company was experiencing growing demand for information sharing through web portals, and the manual processes were monopolizing staff time. To conduct business more efficiently, PITT OHIO is leveraging the Kapow Katalyst Platform across departments to automate interactions with customer, partner, and supplier web portals. Beginning in Credit and Collection as well as in Customer Service, PITT OHIO has been able to achieve major productivity increases, data quality improvements, and cost savings throughout the organization.

"The continuing success of PITT OHIO depends upon our ability to innovate for optimized performance throughout the extended enterprise," said Darren Klaum, director of the business systems group at PITT OHIO. "We use Kapow Katalyst to help us optimize many logistical processes, including the automation of business-critical interactions with B2B web portals. Having designed and deployed dozens of data automation processes to date, we especially appreciate the efficiency and advanced functionality of the Enterprise Edition of the Kapow Management Console."

About Kapow Software
Kapow Software is the leader in browser-enabled application integration and process automation. The Kapow Katalyst™ Platform rapidly delivers connectivity and control with any application inside the enterprise, in the cloud, or on the Internet without dependency on existing APIs. Kapow Software empowers the line of business to streamline business processes and integrate applications without burdening IT. With Kapow Katalyst, enterprises can deliver integration projects as much as 90 percent faster and 80 percent cheaper than traditional methods, with 100 percent data accuracy. More than 500 customers, including AT&T, Audi, Commerzbank, Intel, Morgan Stanley, Vodafone, and dozens of federal agencies, rely on Kapow Software for process automation, mobile enablement, cloud and web app integration, content migration, business intelligence, terrorism tracking, and comparison pricing, among other critical solutions. Discover how we can help your company, at or call 1-800-805-0828.

Kapow Katalyst and Kapow Software are trademarks of Kapow Software. All rights reserved.

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