HandySoft Aims to Extend Business Process Excellence across Value Chain

New product module intended to help organizations leverage services oriented architecture for secure B2B process interoperability, transaction management

New product module intended to help organizations leverage services oriented architecture for secure B2B process interoperability, transaction management

Vienna, VA — February 17, 2005 — Business process management (BPM) specialist HandySoft Global has rolled out a new product module for its flagship BPM Platform to help companies extend business process excellence across their value chains.

HandySoft said the new module, BizFlow Integration Studio, offers clients end-to-end system-level transaction modeling and management, leveraging service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and process exchange standards to facilitate multi-step, multi-system business-to-business integration.

"BizFlow Integration Studio enables clients to improve operations by removing legacy system integration barriers and streamlining business partner interactions using tools designed for rapid delivery of maintainable integration solutions," the solution provider said in announcing the new software. BizFlow Integration Studio (BIS) is based on Cubic Thinks Integration Workbench, stemming from HandySoft's recent acquisition of Cubic Thinks integration engine company.

"Next Phase" of BPM Market

"The BPM market has reached the next phase, where deeper B2B integration and stronger SOA support have become critically important as organizations extend their business process initiatives to include more business partners and legacy systems," said David Kelly, president of technology consultancy Upside Research. "Successful BPM products must be able to support multi-system transactions across systems and people as well as manage the multiple types of partners involved in a B2B process."

BIS comes with new features and capabilities aimed at developing, deploying, managing and monitoring system-level process flows, with features for integrating these multi-step, multi-system transactions into an overall business process involving people. Features such as checkpoints, rollback, exception handling and monitoring ensure that system-level processes execute as planned or roll-back appropriately to a previously stable state, HandySoft said.

Additionally, BIS includes partner profile management features designed to extend process excellence practices beyond corporate boundaries through business-to-business process integration.

HandySoft said that BizFlow Integration Studio will help enable organizations to leverage BizFlow as a common services oriented architecture facilitating secure business-to-business process interoperability across the value chain. The new solution includes the BizFlow Integration Server and the BizFlow Integration WorkBench, a graphical working environment.

BIS will be generally available in spring 2005.

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.

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