Bluespring Software Releases BPM Suite 4.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Featuring Further Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint Integration

CINCINNATI, OH -- Bluespring Software, the Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) software company that brings process agility to the enterprise, announces the general availability of BPM Suite 4.5 SP2. Customers can now take advantage of further integration with Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint, reinforcing Bluespring's unmatched leadership around ease-of-use. Technical highlights include:

Further Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007 Integration - People can manage their tasks and monitor processes with the Microsoft Outlook user interface (UI) allowing users to interact with BPM Suite via a familiar desktop application.

Further WSS 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Integration - Adding to BPM Suite's inherent ability to create, store, distribute and reuse documents stored in SharePoint are four new activities that empower process owners to dynamically manipulate content in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 lists. In addition, processes can now be initiated based upon Content Type.

Greater InfoPath 2007 and ASP.NET Support - Forms-based workflow is simplified through one-click creation of InfoPath 2007 and ASP.NET form templates that display or update Work Item data.

Other notable enhancements include:

  • A new activity to support the dynamic creation of Text, HTML and XML documents
  • An enhanced process search capability that flags processes that will be impacted by changes
  • Expanded process monitoring filters that facilitate rapid drill down to a subset of processes of interest
  • Broader SQL Reporting Services integration that can leverage a process to automate the execution, analysis and delivery of Reports on an event or Calendar-driven basis
The feature set in SP2 is almost exclusively the result of customer and partner feedback, said Karl Treier, Chief Technology Officer of Bluespring Software. As we approach the release date of BPM Suite 5.0, this marks the last update to version 4 of our product.

BPM Suite 5.0 is scheduled for release in early 2008.

About Bluespring Software
Bluespring Software and its partner network deliver cost savings, operational visibility, compliance and internal controls to those processes involving work done by people. Bluespring Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is currently deployed in Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Utilities, Investment Banking, Telecommunications, Corporate Housing and other vertical markets.
Nathaniel Palmer
Author: Nathaniel PalmerWebsite: http://bpm.com
VP and CTO
Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of BPM.com, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Amazon.com Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.