SOURCE: Bluespring Software, Inc.

May 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Bluespring Software Expands Support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Clarifies When 3rd Party Process Technology Is Needed

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- Bluespring Software, the Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) software company that puts the power of business process design, execution and management in the hands of business people, announces expanded support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in response to valuable feedback generated from the company's early-adopting customers and partners.

Bluespring's expanded support of SharePoint Server 2007 includes both deeper technical integration and the packaging of SharePoint Server 2007 and Bluespring's BPM Suite as "turn key" solution sets that simplify implementations and speed deployments. The solution sets include:

--  Employee On-Boarding & Off-Boarding
--  Project Management
--  Product Lifecycle Management
--  Contract/Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
In response to market confusion surrounding the need for 3rd party process technology, Bluespring has taken the following position to help drive clarity:

Many companies that deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007 require a process or workflow capability to reap the full benefits of the technology they have purchased. In response, Microsoft listened to their customer needs and embedded workflow capability into the SharePoint technologies. Logically, people have begun to ask, "Why do I need to purchase a separate business process management suite (BPMS) if workflow is built into SharePoint Server 2007?" The answer is that, for some SharePoint Server 2007 deployments, the workflow capability will meet your needs just fine. There are also clear business cases for incorporating a 3rd party BPMS into your SharePoint Server 2007 rollout. Pointing you in the right direction is a simple exercise in understanding what you are trying to accomplish and what capabilities are important to you. The complete statement can be read at the following link:

"Bluespring is a great example of a Microsoft Partner gaining the competitive advantage of experience & insight from having embraced new Microsoft technologies early," said Greg Urquhart, General Manager, ISV Partners at Microsoft Corp.

In January 2007, Bluespring Software was one of the first BPMS software companies to announce support for Office SharePoint Server 2007. The "turn key" SharePoint Server 2007 + Bluespring's BPM Suite solution sets will be on display at Microsoft Tech Ed and Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this summer.

About Bluespring Software

Bluespring Software and its partner network bring business process execution to the people-ready business. Bluespring's BPM Suite is a people-centric business process management (BPM) technology that delivers cost savings, visibility, compliance and control to those processes dominated by human worker interaction. Bluespring Software is currently deployed in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Investment Banking, Telecommunications, Corporate Housing and other vertical markets.

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