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BP Logix announced on September 9th the availability of the latest version of Process Director. The company stated that they see this version as “bringing together advances that include goal-driven actions, data virtualization, both new and enhanced dashboards, and a customized user experience.” The new version will be available from the beginning of Quarter 4 and is available in both on-premise and Cloud versions.
Scott Menter, Vice President of Business Solutions, stated “As enterprises evolve and mature, they are taking advantage of low-code/no-code BPM solutions like Process Director. We are pleased that our product empowers organizations to achieve the benefits of highly customized business applications without the risks or restrictions of traditional application development.”
Process Director 4.0 features enhanced case management capabilities. It builds on its Process Timeline foundation to make it easier to rapidly develop robust adaptive case management and hybrid case/traditional applications.
This new release has the following new and enhanced features:
- Data virtualization: Process Director’s “business values” are a way for process owners to access business data whenever and wherever needed, while ensuring that the appropriate controls are always in place. Business values are a “set and forget” technology, defined once and available for re-use by process owners in any e-form, goal, business rule, or Process Timeline.
- Goals:Goals ensure that your workflow apps are aware of, and responsive to, the real-world developments that impact your business.
- Case management: Every segment and every activity within a Process Timeline is launched only when the specified set of conditions required for its execution have been met. Combined with Process Timeline’s ability to launch ad hoc activities and to invite other users to participate in or take ownership of activities, Process Director now makes a strong case for being an ideal platform for case-driven business applications.
- Mobile:Process Director has always enabled business users to separate UI graphic design from behaviour. Process Director 4.0 allows users to specify multiple designs for a single e-form, conditionally presenting the appropriate version based on a configuration. This “multi-viewer” functionality enables users to create forms that are crafted specifically for the environment or device on which they are presented. The feature facilitates A/B testing, section 508 compliance, and any other application for which different views of the same form are needed.
Process Director has always been an interesting BPM product (see Process Director, Adding the Time dimension to BPM and BP Logix Named to KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management) and this version shows that BP Logix have identified areas to develop that match trends in the marketplace.