Workpoint Announces Upgrade to Microsoft .NET 3.0 Framework; New Release Offers New Functionality and Several Enhancements

Workpoint, a leading provider of business process management (BPM) technology, announces its full upgrade to the Microsoft® .NET 3.0 framework. Workpoint is a comprehensive BPM solution that coordinates all aspects of a process—people, rules, tasks and systems—into a cohesive whole. To date, Workpoint is the only BPM solution with two native engines, offering both a native Microsoft .NET version and a pure Java™ J2EE version. “With the upgrade to the .NET 3.0 framework, Workpoint has been redesigned and re-implemented as a service-oriented application,” said Ruth Nimrod, chief technology officer at Workpoint. “The .NET 3.0 framework also allows Workpoint to leverage the Managed Code programming model, which lends itself to seamless and secure communication benefits.”

The new release also utilizes Windows Communication Framework (WCF) to configure and expose services, which can be consumed by any compatible client. Workpoint also provides a standard proxy client that is categorized by function for easy integration. “Improvements in areas such as installation, performance and scalability are direct benefits in this new release,” said Nimrod.

The latest version of Workpoint also delivers on industry demands, offering several significant enhancements, such as seamless customization to its BPM visual interface. Workpoint also offers a new event framework that can notify outside entities about events, such as orchestration state changes, generated milestones and library modifications. Additionally, process models and executing instances can now easily attach an XML schema, enabling an executing instance to retrieve information from within the associating DOM or business object.

“In this release, we maintained a tight focus on delivering both customer requests and industry demands,” said Nimrod. “With Workpoint’s full upgrade to the Microsoft .NET 3.0 framework, enterprises can ultimately leverage the next generation of BPM.”

About Workpoint
IT environments requiring high performance and high throughput need more than a standard BPM engine, they need a BPM engine with torque. Workpoint is world-class BPM that is differentiated from any other solution on the market today. To date, Workpoint is the only BPM solution with two native engines, offering both a native Microsoft® .NET version and a pure Java™ J2EE version. These interoperable engines, along with a component architecture, provide maximum performance and scalability enabling organizations to seamlessly automate, manage and optimize dynamic, high volume business processes across the enterprise. Workpoint provides world-class BPM to organizations across the globe spanning various industries, such as healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, banking and retail. Workpoint LLC is a subsidiary of Planet Group, Inc. www.workpoint.com

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.