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Lombardi

September 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Lombardi Blueprint Adds Support for BPMN 2.0

Standards-Based Model Portability Added to Latest Version of Process Discovery and Collaboration Tool

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that Lombardi Blueprint™, the company's SaaS-based BPM product, has extended its industry standards support to include a shipping implementation of the Object Management Group's BPMN 2.0 process model interchange format. The BPMN 2.0 specification, which is currently in beta, is an XML-based format for representing business processes.

"We believe that BPMN 2.0 will quickly become the de facto standard for exchanging process diagrams among modeling tools," said Dave Marquard, Lombardi Blueprint's product manager. "Blueprint's BPMN 2.0 implementation is designed to help further the standards discussion, and serve as a reference for others in the industry. Well designed and supported standards are hugely beneficial for our customers, and Lombardi's committed to helping BPMN 2.0 do just that."

Lombardi Blueprint is an 'on-demand' process improvement platform that simplifies how companies map business processes, identify problems, and prioritize improvement opportunities. The latest release of Blueprint exports process models in the BPMN 2.0 format, ensuring diagram portability and semantic integrity of customer business processes across modeling tools.

Focused on achieving broad participation in process improvement, Blueprint is available to users entirely through a browser, providing multiple views of process information and using wiki-style collaboration to establish an "evergreen" central repository of information. It allows for processes to be implemented and executed in Lombardi Teamworks or any other BPM tool that a company selects.

"For the first time, BPMN 2.0 has standardized the schema for XML interchange of process models," said Dr. Bruce Silver, founder of BPMessentials. "That means that users can create a BPMN model in one tool and open it in another. Lombardi Blueprint is the first tool to support this important new standard."

In addition to BPMN 2.0, Blueprint also offers the ability to import existing Visio models, and export processes in other standard modeling notations such as XPDL 2.1, as well as to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, offering companies the flexibility to use their information in the ways that they choose.

In a February 2009 report, entitled "Vendor Snapshot: Lombardi Blueprint Bridges Gap Between Process Discovery And Execution," senior analyst Clay Richardson of Forrester Research wrote that "Lombardi Blueprint combines collaboration, ease of use, and a centralized process repository into an inexpensive and elegant SaaS-based offering." The report also stated, "Lombardi is one of the first BPM suite vendors to deliver on the promise of ease of use for process analysts."

For more information about Lombardi Blueprint, please visit www.lombardi.com/blueprint.

About Lombardi

Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM). We offer award-winning BPM technology and services to help our customers, partners and government agencies around the world succeed with their process improvement initiatives.

Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include AARP, Aflac, Allianz Group, Applied Materials, Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Chiquita Brands, Dell, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Mirant, National Bank of Canada, National Institutes of Health, OAD Groep, Pfizer, PHH Arval, SIRVA, Symantec, UCLH, Wells Fargo, Yale University and numerous governmental agencies. For more information, visit www.lombardi.com.

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