SOURCE: UC4 Software Inc.

July 09, 2008 09:00 ET

UC4 Software Introduces New Version of Leading Business Application Automation & Integration Tool

UC4 Workload Automation Suite Offers Greater Flexibility and Ease of Use for Enterprise IT Users

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - UC4 Software, a leading global provider of workload automation and IT process optimization solutions, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its enterprise job scheduling and application acceleration solution -- UC4 Workload Automation Suite. Version 7.1 of the UC4 Applications Manager module includes significant new features that enhance end-user look and feel, as well as extend management and control of IT processing.

"We see IT process automation as an enabling platform allowing our customers to increase alignment between their business applications and data center operations," said Marc Carkeek, vice president of development and support for UC4 Software. "The new features and functional enhancements delivered in UC4 Applications Manager Version 7.1 will make it easier for users to work with the information generated by their core business applications. At the same time, we expect customers will benefit from greater agility in the data center when dynamically managing workload across an increasingly heterogeneous, virtualized IT landscape."

Supporting a comprehensive range of operating systems and business applications, UC4 Workload Automation Suite is a unified IT process automation solution that allows organizations to quickly migrate workloads off cumbersome legacy job schedulers. IT processing across disparate systems can be consolidated to an enterprise-wide systems automation platform for centralized management and monitoring. Version 7.1 enhancements include easier access to reports and managing output files, extended support for IBM z/OS automation, additional condition handling, further options for secure file transfers, as well as a new, theme based, look-and-feel for users.

"At UC4, our mission is to support our customers in extracting maximum business value from their IT investments. With advanced automation we can remove much of the complexity from their critical processes. With intuitive tools that make it easy to see what is going on we help end-users in become more responsive and productive when intervention is required. Combining these capabilities has been integral to the benefits each one of our customers has realized with the UC4 Workload Automation Suite," said Carkeek.

About UC4 Software

UC4 Software is a leading global provider of workload automation and IT process optimization solutions that ensure core business processes and enterprise information systems run faster, more accurately and without interruption. More than 1,600 companies worldwide have successfully enhanced application processing performance and improved IT efficiency using UC4's business acceleration solutions. Customers include Allianz, Cadbury Schweppes, eBay, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Mattel, Panasonic, Robert Bosch, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, TUI and Verizon. Visit http://www.uc4.com for more details.

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