September 08, 2005 14:09 ET

iGrafx and Adobe Team to Provide Process Design and Analysis Capabilities in New Release of Adobe LiveCycle Platform

TUALATIN, Ore.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 8, 2005) -

Companies to Collaborate to Develop Innovative Integration of Business Process Analysis (BPA) Solution to Optimize Workflow Performance

iGrafx®, a leading provider of Business Process Analysis (BPA) solutions, announced support for the new Adobe® LiveCycle™ Platform. The seamless integration of the iGrafx BPA solutions with the process management capabilities from Adobe LiveCycle will help organizations to dramatically improve operational efficiencies, as well as the customer's experience, while simultaneously mitigating risks.

Organizations today are challenged on all fronts to achieve operational efficiencies to remain competitive, deliver products and services in a time and manner dictated by customers, comply with numerous regulatory requirements and take all available steps to mitigate operational risk. Most often, these initiatives can impact all areas of the organization. To achieve these mission critical objectives, organizations are looking to solutions like those from iGrafx and Adobe to provide them with capabilities to document, analyze, improve, manage and implement critical business processes as well as automate and accelerate the flow of business-critical information between employees, customers and constituents.

Through the seamless integration between iGrafx and Adobe LiveCycle Workflow, organizations now will be able to close the gap between business professionals and IT professionals. iGrafx offers a highly intuitive environment for business users to assemble and test business processes. IT professionals can further refine and enhance those models with business rules, web services, and other deployment specific properties. By deploying those processes on Adobe LiveCycle Workflow, organizations will be able to streamline and secure document-centric processes that integrate people, documents, systems, business rules and web services.

"iGrafx provides leading design and analysis capabilities that are critical for modeling process automation applications," said Ivan Koon, senior vice president of the Intelligent Document Business Unit. "The intuitive environment from iGrafx will be essential for customers to more efficiently and effectively deploy document services on the Adobe LiveCycle platform."

"Adobe Systems is a leader in enabling organizations to develop and interact with forms and information," said Ken Carraher, president, iGrafx. "By providing a process-centric approach to the flow of business-centric information, Adobe is providing a foundation for organizations to streamline document-centric processes and integrate them with existing enterprise systems. We are very pleased to be working with Adobe on this important initiative and are proud to be the providers of the critical BPA component of the solution."

About iGrafx

iGrafx provides a comprehensive family of business process analysis tools that help organizations understand, analyze, and optimize their processes for key corporate initiatives including Six Sigma, Lean, Business Process Management (BPM), ISO and Sarbanes-Oxley. iGrafx solutions create a team-based collaborative process visualization and analysis environment that enables companies to achieve and sustain process excellence while increasing their return on investment. The iGrafx process management solution assists in reducing costs, increasing resource utilization, and determining how best to allocate and deploy resources. iGrafx is a division of Corel Corporation.

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Contact Information

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    Brian McCarthy, 503-404-6030