March 15, 2012
Colosa Intros ProcessMapper
By Anshu Shrivastava
Software developer Colosa has introduced ProcessMapper, a Web-based solution with a drag-and-drop interface.
Calling this new offering the first in a new genre of Social BPMA tools, Brian Reale, CEO at Colosa said that users can collaborate, create, and analyze advanced process maps that comply with the new BPMN 2.0 standard including the ability to correctly draw pools, swim lanes, activities, events, gateways, messages, objects and even collaborations between BPMN 2.0 processes.
This new “Social BPMA,” business process modeling and analysis software is accessible via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In addition, ProcessMapper is fully-compliant with industry standards that enable simple import and export of processes.
It supports two types of diagrams -- process diagrams and collaboration diagrams. While collaboration diagrams display the communication and messages between processes, the process diagrams show the flow of a process inside a single entity or business, according to company officials.
ProcessMapper is touted as ideal for collaborative professionals -- business managers, process architects and IT professionals -- who have to create, maintain, analyze, and share process maps, diagrams, and documentation.
Patrick Choi, founder and solutions architect for AdremWorks said that ProcessMapper's flexible, intelligent framework fits the needs of all types of users, whether they are business managers, architects or IT professionals.
ProcessMapper is compliant with BPMN 2.0 -- Process Modeling analytic sub-class -- according to the OMG specification. And, using ProcessMapper’s internal validation engine, users can ensure that any process map they are working on is semantically correct as per the specification of OMG BPMN 2.0.
This latest offering from Colosa comes with the ability to export and import BPMN 2.0-compliant process maps via XML, which provides scope for further collaboration. Company officials said that ProcessMapper processes can be easily imported into popular business process management (BPM) suites, business process simulation engines, and other types of process analytics tools.
Moreover, processes can also be easily captured, documented and shared with other business groups with the help of ProcessMapper-generated PDF documentation that describes a process via both the BPMN process map and written descriptions for each process element. ProcessMapper also features KPI dashboards and analysis tools.
“ProcessMapper demonstrates’s deep understanding of process modeling and BPMN 2.0. BPMN changes the way businesses create business processes, and the addition of social collaboration meets a very real demand of BPM project teams,” said Bruce Silver, principal for Bruce Silver Associates/BPMessentials.
Edited by Rich Steeves