SOURCE: Savvion, Inc.

January 30, 2006 09:00 ET

Savvion Announces BusinessManager™ 6.5

Easy-to-Use BPM Suite Delivers Faster Rollout and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- Savvion®, Inc., the industry's leading business process management (BPM) company, today announced the general availability of Savvion BusinessManager™ 6.5. Savvion BusinessManager 6.5 provides the easiest way for everyone in the organization to collaborate on business improvements and gain control of critical processes. With BusinessManager 6.5, customers can achieve process excellence across the enterprise.

In today's fast-moving global business environment, organizations that find and leverage improvement opportunities quickly become and remain leaders in their field. Savvion's BPM Suite, BusinessManager 6.5, is the easiest way for people to collaborate on solutions and take control of day-to-day business activities. BusinessManager 6.5 is fast and easy-to-learn, and it takes only seconds to capture and share ideas. The product gives managers visibility into issues before they become problems, and it provides control so that operations are performed consistently across the business. With BusinessManager 6.5's complete lifecycle management, processes continually improve as business conditions change.

In version 6.0, Savvion made its Process Modeler free and easily downloadable, lowering the barriers to BPM adoption. Bridging the business / IT gap, the company then released Savvion Process Asset Manager to facilitate rapid idea exchange among people. This focus on collaboration has led to massive end-user adoption -- more than 25,000 people are using Savvion to identify potential process improvement opportunities. Now with BusinessManager 6.5, Savvion focuses on making it easier for people to articulate their current business processes, describe their improvement ideas, and quickly roll out process improvements across the organization. Customers using BusinessManager 6.5 are reporting faster business user adoption, faster rollout, and lower TCO in their BPM deployments.

"We have taken the pain out of modeling and managing process by allowing everyone to model their own processes and then move quickly to make those processes actionable across the organization, often in a matter of weeks," said Shawn Price, President and CEO of Savvion. "Now with BusinessManager 6.5, we have made modeling even easier while delivering a 30% improvement in total cost of ownership with complete lifecycle management. Business owners now have an easy way to manage process while driving progressive levels of business return."

"Selecting a business process management solution is a wise investment," said Janelle B. Hill, Vice President, Gartner Research. "We encourage organizations to look at best-of-brand, best-of-breed, and best-of-technology solutions when making a BPM suite decision. Through 2009, BPMSs will be the popular choice for further automation and greater agility of business processes."

Customers Praise BusinessManager 6.5

Platform Computing, the global leader in grid computing solutions, helps enterprises accelerate key business applications, reduce operational and capital costs, guarantee service levels and optimize their IT resources.

"BusinessManager 6.5 is very compelling because it is designed to mirror the way people think about processes, which makes it less intimidating and easier to use," said Barry Danilowitz, Technical Sales at Platform Computing. "I have been a big Savvion supporter for a few years now, and this latest upgrade to the product gives everyone more power to directly affect situations of concern, and make changes when necessary."

Partners Endorse BusinessManager 6.5

Savvion, with the support of its industry leading partners, including global systems integrators (SI), independent software vendors (ISV), and OEM partners, offers joint customers the ability to improve business processes with BusinessManager 6.5.

"With the launch of BusinessManager 6.5, Savvion has delivered a solution that gives our joint customers a product that they can deploy quickly, and then see results immediately," said Keith Mattioli, Consulting Group Technology Director at CSC Consulting. "CSC Consulting views Savvion as one of the leaders in BPM, and with this latest release, we look forward to helping our joint clients expand their use of BPM to take them to new levels of performance and insight."

"Savvion and Satyam are committed to providing world-class BPM solutions to our joint customers," said GB Prabhat, Head of Consulting & Enterprise Solutions, Satyam Computer Services Ltd. "Savvion has delivered true process lifecycle management with Business Manager 6.5. We are excited to share our expertise and best practices with clients as they deploy this innovative and market leading new version of the product."

Features of BusinessManager 6.5 include:

Process Modeler -- Articulate the Way You Think

In BusinessManager 6.5, Savvion introduces a "build as you think" concept into a WYSIWYG forms designer which allows users to identify both data elements and design concepts on the fly.

BPM Studio -- Assemble & Rollout Solutions

New for BusinessManager 6.5, the Savvion BPM Studio runs on Eclipse, providing cutting edge BPM capabilities in a low cost, powerful java integrated design environment. With BPM Studio, users get powerful rules, rich integration, and enhanced APIs in an environment optimized for more technical people.

Savvion has always focused on presenting powerful features which can easily be embedded into already deployed solutions. Now with BPM Studio, Savvion's wizard framework encompasses even more of these features out of the box, giving users access to easy-to-understand wizards for integration, business rules, and UI design. The wizard framework API allows custom wizards to be created specific to each business -- turning often used technical functions into reusable components in BPM driven solutions.

Process Server -- Manage & Run BPM Applications

BusinessManager 6.5 includes more out-of-the-box integration options for our more advanced customers. Enhancements to XPATH transformation, document based web services, email adaptors coupled with many performance improvements to the integration engine extends Savvion Process Server's leading industry position even further. New for solution partners, a runtime version of the server allows out-of-the-box solution deployment in a low-cost, BPM driven, rapid application development fashion.

Savvion's open data structure provides the lowest cost business process intelligence option for corporate clients. BusinessManager 6.5 extends multidimensional metrics support and also incorporates a new report generation tool into our out-of-the-box reporting framework. Now Savvion reporting is more powerful and more flexible than ever before.

About Savvion

Savvion develops business process management (BPM) software that improves business performance and reduces costs within and across functional business units. Savvion's lifecycle approach can bring process improvement initiatives on-line in less than 90 days while delivering a 200% - 300% return on investment. Over 200 global business enterprises, public service agencies, and systems integration firms, including 20 of the Fortune 100, use Savvion systems to manage their business, from workgroup to enterprise, in real-time. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Savvion can be reached at www.savvion.com or 888-544-5511.

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