OpenText's Metastorm unit delivered a new version of its business process management software suite, including new dashboards and social collaboration tools.
Metastorm unit has announced the release of Version 9.1 of the Metastorm
business process management software suite.
is a provider of BPM, BPA (business process analysis) and EA (enterprise
architecture) software for business transformation. Metastorm also announced
the release of Version 9.0 of Metastorm Smart Business Workspace and
Metastorm's new Business Performance Intelligence Dashboards. The new
capabilities in this release enable organizations to take the lessons learned
from social media and apply them to business processes-allowing organizations
to drive greater business productivity and improvement, the company said.
include enhanced social BPM capabilities that help to facilitate collaborative
process design and instant collaboration on specific work items for faster,
improved resolution, as well as the ability to find colleagues fast with individual
user profiles searchable by user's skills. The new version of the Metastorm
suite also offers enhanced design features that support the development of more
dynamic applications for improved usability, higher user productivity and rapid
global deployment. And the new Metastorm Business Performance Intelligence
Dashboards are easily personalized graphical dashboards to facilitate data
analysis for informed decision making across the Metastorm Business
versions of Metastorm BPM and Metastorm Smart Business Workspace apply the
concepts of connecting today's knowledge workers by leveraging social
networking and social collaboration tools in a way that offers a highly personalized
user experience," Greg Carter, chief technology officer and executive vice
president of Metastorm, said in a statement. "This results in faster, easier
access to information anytime and anywhere. The addition of the Metastorm
Business Process Intelligence dashboards further strengthens our ability to
offer our customers the resources to make smart, informed business decisions
and drive meaningful change across the enterprise."
the product enhancements help enterprises implement business process
improvement initiatives by enabling them to become more engaged and productive.
And the product's social collaboration tools not only support collaboration but
also help employees find other people within their organization with specific
skill sets required to help them complete their work. Companies can also route
work to the most appropriate employee based on individual skills and workload,
Metastorm officials said.
release of Metastorm BPM and Metastorm Smart Business Workspace and addition of
the Metastorm Business Process Intelligence dashboards confirms Metastorm's
commitment to investing in product innovation, exploring new solutions and the
ability to make great strides to achieve our product roadmap post-merger with
OpenText," Robert Caldwell, general manager of the Metastorm business unit at
OpenText, said in a statement. "We are excited to offer our customers these
enhanced solutions to help them achieve their business goals and vision."
noted that the Metastorm platform helps organizations close the gap between
strategy and execution and gain the visibility, planning, management, agility
and insight needed to make the right business improvements. With Metastorm,
OpenText offers the most comprehensive platform for change for an organization-from
the strategy and goals that drive the business, to the day-to-day systems,
processes and people that run it, to the content needed to make the best
business decisions, he said.
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