BPM in The Summer

Simon Holloway

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Published: 23rd August, 2010
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The holiday months of June to August is not the time when you would normally expect to hear lots of BPM activity but this year appears to be different.

Apriso started the ball rolling by announcing the availability of FlexNet 9.5 in June. This new version of FlexNet has redefined manufacturing Business Process Management (BPM) by offering advanced blueprinting and prototyping capabilities to support an agile approach to implementation and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes. New user interfaces enable greater productivity and flexibility. An extended partnership with Predisys delivers an improved, integrated architecture to harness the power of Statistical Process Control (SPC) across multiple plants and across end-to-end manufacturing processes.

July saw Singularity make 2 announcements about customers using their Wholesale Line Rental WLR3 platform, Chess and Beaming. "Chess is very satisfied with the WLR3 platform and the operational improvements it has achieved. Singularity are overjoyed that our WLR3 product has not only met the initial requirement but that Chess are enjoying the return on investment and reaping the benefits of enhanced operational and business support systems through the BPM element of the SingularityWLR3 product," commented Dr Robert McGarry, Telecoms Director, Singularity.

Appian followed with a major case study win. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) selected the Appian BPM Suite for process automation and improvement. Appian will provide the technology platform and consulting services to create OCC’s Personnel Administration and Security System (PASS), a new enterprise system to automate on-boarding, off-boarding and security processing for all OCC employees and contractors. This contract includes an initial award with a value of over $2.1M for the initial phase with options to more than $3.6M to be exercised.

In addition, Appian announced continued strong growth through the first half of 2010 with 28 new-name customers driving 58% and 43% sequential quarterly growth! "Appian's ability to rapidly deliver business value through process improvement, whether on-premise or on-demand, is attuned to the economic realities faced by organizations across markets and around the globe," said Matthew Calkins, CEO, Appian. "Our growth in the first half of 2010 was due to our position as the premier BPM pure-play innovation leader."

BizAgi has announced an expansion of its international presence to more than 40 countries around the globe, as a result of the addition of new customers and partners and the incremental usage of BizAgi products during this last quarter. New customers were acquired in countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, UK, USA and Venezuela. New partners are from Belgium, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Russia, Romania, Spain, South Africa and Venezuela. The BizAgi Process Modeler has now over 500,000 users in 190+ countries.

Then, in the height of the vacation period in August, Singularity announced the launch of Singularity Process Platform (SPP) v4.5. The v4.5 release builds upon the capabilities of the platforms existing business process and case management functionality, to deliver additional functionality that significantly improves the ability for managers to control and amend processes outside of the process development tools. "Our Platform is the best choice for companies seeking to enable greater agility in their business. By improving the Dynamic BPM capability and enhancing overall usability, the Singularity Process Platform offers our customers the ability to take full advantage of the greater efficiencies and flexibility afforded through Dynamic BPM," said Olivia Bushe, Marketing Manager at Singularity.

And QPR Software announced their interim results for January to June 2010. It stated that their net sales rose to EUR 3,443 thousand, operating margin was 9.2%, and earnings per share eur 0.02.

So, maybe summer is the time of year for lots to happen now!!!

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