Handysoft Updates BPM Platform

Business process management solution offers new collaboration tools to link business, IT specialists in design stage

Business process management solution offers new collaboration tools to link business, IT specialists in design stage

Vienna, VA — July 13, 2005 — Business process management (BPM) solution provider HandySoft Global has debuted version 10 of its flagship BPM platform, adding new design studios designed to separate business-level modeling from system-level modeling to help teams of business and information technology specialists implement process-enabled applications in the shortest time possible:

HandySoft said that BizFlow 10, the latest version of the provider's BPM platform, was designed with collaboration in mind for organizations looking to scale their current departmental BPM implementations into enterprise-level strategic processes. Platform-agnostic and scalable, the solution addresses human workflow/people-centric processes, document-centric processes, services (SOA)-centric processes and decision-centric processes, according to the solution provider.

"Analysts emphasize the importance of making the right purchase decision in emerging markets such as BPM solutions," said Brian Boxman, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for HandySoft. "We believe that BizFlow 10's ability to address all of the business process challenges a company may face — both now and in the future — makes BizFlow the strategic choice for BPM."

New Design Studios

Most visibly, BizFlow 10 offers two new, innovative design studios: BizFlow Process Studio and BizFlow Integration Studio, which separate business-level modeling from system-level modeling.

BizFlow Process Studio provides a collaborative design environment supporting process lifecycle management, with tools for modeling and analyzing "as-is" and "to-be" processes, implementing and deploying optimized process designs through business and IT collaboration, and administering and controlling processes in execution and archive states.

BizFlow Integration Studio provides a development environment for the IT integration specialists involved in process improvement projects. The solution is intended to enable the rapid development and orchestration of services-oriented transactions, with features such as two-phase commit with rollback, exception handling, visual point and click data transformation services, embedded testing and debugging tools and UDDI.

Support for Global Organizations

Additionally, BizFlow 10 global workforce management features, process documentation, system-level transaction management and change propagation features were intended to ease the challenges and risks associated with deploying large-scale processes and process change across globally dispersed organizations, according to HandySoft.

"BizFlow 10 doesn't just streamline and automate all process types, it also facilitates a global workforce," said Daniele Chenal, vice president of product management and marketing at HandySoft. "If some of your team members are in New York, some are in California and some are in China, BizFlow allows you to seamlessly integrate those people into a process that allows everyone to participate in that process in a way that suits the way they need to work, adapted to their own time zone, their own language, their own business culture."

Elsewhere, HandySoft said that BizFlow 10's upgraded data capture drives more informative, enterprise-level reporting, enabling the business value of process change to be continuously measured, monitored and improved.

Two Editions

BizFlow 10 Standard Edition is packaged for those customers looking to address document- and/or human-centric process automation. Standard Edition offers a range of features for process modeling, documentation output, managing ongoing process change and supporting a global workforce.

BizFlow 10 Advanced Edition offers all the capabilities of the Standard Edition plus the BizFlow Integration Studio, a desktop studio of tools designed to facilitate services-oriented integration, that is, integration to existing business systems via the Web or Java standard interfaces.

Additional Articles of Interest

— For more information on solutions for business process management, see "BPM Rising," the Net Best Thing column in the October/November 2002 issue ofiSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.

— As technology's benefits hit the wall, one provider believes business process management can boost competitiveness. Read the SDCExec.com article Finding Adaptability in BPM for more on this topic.

— Words of wisdom from one university professor go a long way to help business students excel in supply chain management. Read "Interview with Dr. John T. Mentzer: Teaching Supply Chain" in the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.