Recently our analyst team received a comprehensive demonstration of FlowForma Process Automation. This award-winning Office 365 app sits on top of the Microsoft SharePoint platform.

ADVANTYS WorkflowGen

Our “first impression” of ADVANTYS’ WorkflowGen is a robust workflow automation platform designed for enabling the simplicity of low-code environments, without imposing the implicit compromises the majority of these otherwise carry with them.

Even in the rapidly evolving market for Adaptive Case Management technologies, it is still rare to find approaches which address the true goal-driven requirements of case management rather than simply extending the procedural orientation of traditional Business Process Management System (BPMS) technologies to address unanticipated events. IActive IT (Intelligent Technologies) is such a vendor. We first learned of IActive when they won the WfMC Global Award for Excellence in Case Managementin 2012 and then again in 2014, as well as when they received the Gartner Cool Vendor Award in Business Process Management. Among our analyst team it is important that we remain impartial, and as a matter of policy we have never endorsed any single product or vendor (nor are we going to do so today).

Achieving Process Simplicity from Process Complexity

Promapp’s low/no-code approach to BPM management is consistent with orientation of otherwise relatively new entrants to the BPM automation marketplace. What sets Promapp apart from that crop of newcomers is its value proposition.


Since the earliest days of the BPM market, Fujitsu has been a leading innovator in delivering Web-based process management frameworks, including pioneering one of first truly n-tier, pure Java BPMS platforms. Today Fujitsu offers Fujitsu Interstage Business Operations Platform (“Interstage BOP”), a unified, multi-tier platform built on J2SE (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) technology combining composite application development capabilities with robust integration and data-driven BPM. This architecture provides a highly-scalable run-time environment, deployable on-premise and in the cloud, supporting both multi-tenant (hosted solution by Fujitsu) and private cloud configurations.

BP Logix

This BPM.com First Impression examines the new capabilities presented the latest release of BP Logix Process Director, a BPMS industry leader recognized by Gartner, Inc. in the “Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites 2015”, with unique capabilities for both Case Management and traditional BPM patterns.



EMC Documentum xCP 2.1 is a next generation solution development platform designed for quickly building and deploying smart apps to support information-intensive processes and decision-making.

Notable key features of Documentum xCP 2.1 include:

  • Support for Big Data – leveraging Pivotal Greenplum Database for actionable analytics and real-time visibility across processes and Big Data sets.
  • Content Intelligence – out-of-the-box capabilities for analyzing unstructured content and automated metadata extraction.
  • Cloud-ready Architecture and Supporting Services – ready-to-go support for deploying to the EMC OnDemand cloud environment.
  • Mobile Development Platform – rich library of language and device independent RESTful services.
  • Business Alert – monitoring and reporting on all business event data and historic user queries.
  • Unified Process Development Environment – enhanced BPM development environment and design-time capabilities specifically tuned to delivering an optimized User Experience.

First Impression: Comindware Tracker

Recently we had the opportunity to see a demo of Comindware Tracker, a cloud-based BPM platform developed and delivered by a relatively new firm whose promise and intrigued has attracted such notable talent as Dr. Anatoly Belaychuk, a long-time BPM.com contributor and well-known BPM thought leader. We had already heard of Comindware, being the first BPM platform architected natively on a Graph structured database. Yet when Dr. Belaychuk joined last year as Comindware’s BPM Evangelist, our interest was piqued and we asked for comprehensive demonstration. This review is based on that demo as well as our follow up research and independent validation.


Verint® Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT) is a global firm focused on delivering solutions defined by Actionable Intelligence™ – combining analytics with specific capabilities designed to enable its customers to capture, analyze and act on customer and operational data to achieve better business outcomes. Verint Systems’ solutions are used at over 80% of the Fortune 100 and across more than 10,000 customers worldwide. Today the majority of its total business (58% of revenues in 2013) is composed of its Enterprise Intelligence division, which consists of practice areas focused on support back-office operations, contact centers, retail branches, and a Voice of the Customer set of analytics solutions.

Appian Corporation

The trend for our “First Impression” series has been to introduce new products and vendors in BPM, and Appian of course is one of the most recognized brands in the space. Yet Appian has had by any measure a transformative year, and over the last 12-18 months has grown both organizationally with 360 new hires, and nearly doubling sales growth (as well as notably over 130% growth in Cloud orders in the first half of 2014 versus the same period last year).

Recently the BPM.com team was provided with a comprehensive demonstration of the latest release, version 3.0, of Process Director from BP Logix. This was not a literal introduction, as we have had the opportunity to explore Process Director through prior briefings by BP Logix, as well as through working independently with two key customers. This has allowed us to understand both the potential value and the differentiating features offered by Process Director historically, as well as provide us with a unique appreciation of the critical milestones achieved with the V 3.0 release.