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June 22, 2010 07:30 ET

Columbus Technical College Selects BP Logix Process Director

System Aligns Business Users and IT; Addresses Needs in HR, Purchasing and Academic Affairs

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  BP Logix, developer of BPM software that incorporates predictive modeling to accelerate time-to-value, today announced that BP Logix Process Director is being deployed at Columbus Technical College. Having identified critical processes IT needed to address within Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Administrative Services in its initial phase, the department has begun working with business users to automate processes ranging from budgeting and HR to Purchasing. As a result of its user interface, workflows and delegation capabilities, Process Director is enabling the college's business users to now be self-sustaining.

Columbus Technical College (CTC) is one of 28 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Founded in 1961, the college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to provide programs ranging from business to healthcare to manufacturing. The college is focused on providing education for the 21st Century technological workplace. In response to the significant workforce shortage in healthcare and high demand for medical careers, Columbus Tech will open the Robert L. Wright, Jr. Health Sciences Center in the fall of 2010. A joint project between the State of Georgia, the college, and the Columbus Technical College Foundation, this state-of-the-art facility will allow the college to introduce new programs and expand existing ones, doubling enrollment in many of their most popular programs.

As Director of Information Technology for CTC, Robert Szabo was aware that significant amounts of information were being moved manually around the campus. He recognized the need to automate and streamline the flow of business across Columbus Tech, as well as the benefits of workflow software and process automation. "Requisitions were one of my nightmares," Szabo said. "If I ordered a Smart Board two years ago and wanted to remember the vendor, finding that vendor was difficult and time-consuming." Szabo recognized that an automated system would enable him to find previous requisitions, vendors, answer questions -- and provide enormous benefits in terms of information access and efficiency. He knew that he wanted software that would provide a common interface for all college electronic forms -- as well as easy delegation and administration of workflows. In addition, the software needed to be web-based, extensible to other systems and mobile-friendly for BlackBerry and PDA users.

With a budget review process that needed to be addressed and between 130 and 150 separate budgets needing to be rolled up and submitted to the state, working more effectively with workflows and approvals was critical. After an extensive evaluation of 22 products, and working for four months with the short-listed products, Szabo's team selected Process Director.

Process Director addresses the needs of business users to manage, automate, track, audit and report on critical business processes. Process Director contains a powerful workflow processing engine that enables users to easily model review and approval procedures, automate routing, monitor results and satisfy content management needs. The workflow automation engine provides a 100% web-based interface that enables users to graphically model and build their processes -- without requiring either programming or development resources.

One of the features that both IT and business users appreciate is what Szabo calls the 'Save for Later' feature. "With our Requisitions, for example, the ability to transfer work and not have it fall through the cracks is important. Save for Later enables us to stay on top of what needs to be done. And the manual six (6) page budget form, historically a challenge for our users to complete, was no problem at all with that capability," commented Szabo.

"Process Director incorporates workflow, forms processing, business intelligence and content management to provide greater visibility into business processes," stated Edward Skiko, CEO of BP Logix, Inc. "We are pleased that Columbus Technical College chose Process Director to address its needs -- and appreciate how they have aligned the needs of senior staff, business users and IT," he added.

"I like being able to delegate and administer workflows, as that is exactly what we wanted. That raises the bar towards getting things done. Having information available online, knowing who submitted what, who needs to take action and having the ability to look up anything is critical. That's why the business process approach was necessary for us," Szabo concluded.

About BP Logix

BP Logix (www.bplogix.com) develops and markets the first BPM solution that incorporates predictive modeling within business processes. Process Director enables users to apply business intelligence to improve sustainable and recurring business processes. From onboarding, invoice processing, change control and provisioning to rapid process discovery BP Logix intelligent solutions provide business users with the advanced capabilities they need to define, model, automate and track their business processes.

Satisfying the needs of Human Resources, IT, Purchasing, Purchasing, Engineering, Accounting and Finance for customers ranging from Electronic Arts, Capgemini and IDEX to Johnson & Johnson, NORESCO and the National Institute of Mental Health, BP Logix enables organizations to integrate business intelligence with BPM, creating leaner and more flexible solutions to business process automation. For more information, please visit www.bplogix.com or call 877-627-5871.

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