SOURCE: Proforma Corporation

October 27, 2006 13:00 ET

New Independent Research Report Positions Proforma as "a Leader" in Business Process Modeling Market

ProVision Ranked #1 Current Offering

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- Proforma Corporation announced today that it was named a Leader in the "Forrester Wave: Business Process Modeling Tools: Q3 2006," September 29. The report positioned eight vendors' current offerings, strategy and market presence. Proforma received the top score for current offering with its ProVision enterprise business modeling solution.

"Proforma offers a functionally rich, leading business process modeling suite for enterprise deployments. Coupled with strong template, model, and graphical functionality, ProVision is a blessing for business users wanting an easy to use but truly comprehensive package that can lead companies to true SOA governance," the report says. "Proforma offers an enterprise architecture modeling environment with enhanced process analysis capabilities (BP design and simulation) capable of competing with BP modeling pure plays."

On a scale of 0 (weak) to 5 (strong), the report gave ProVision a 5 for its templates, 4.37 for its design, 4.25 for simulation capabilities and 4.65 for installation base. Proforma also received the highest score possible, 5, for its revenue growth and system integrators.

"It has always been Proforma's philosophy to focus on the importance of integrating business and IT without imposing technical concerns on the business user," said Ron Pellegrino, president of Proforma. "We are pleased that our leadership and innovation in business process modeling, enterprise architecture and service-oriented architecture continue to be acknowledged in the industry, and we look forward to releasing even more powerful versions of ProVision that will further enable our customers to optimize their business processes and supporting systems."

This recognition by Forrester adds to Proforma's recent accolades and positive momentum. This summer, Proforma announced it achieved record earnings in the fiscal year ending June 30, posting year over year revenue growth of over 20 percent. Proforma also has been ranked among the Software 500 for the third consecutive year, received an Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was named a Jolt Award finalist by Software Development Magazine.

To learn more about Proforma and ProVision, individuals can call 888.789.6903, write to info@proformacorp.com, or visit www.proformacorp.com.

About Proforma Corporation

Proforma's enterprise business modeling solutions enable effective visual collaboration for business and IT -- empowering the agile enterprise. The ProVision visual modeling environment provides modeling, analysis and simulation tools for all aspects of the enterprise, including strategy, business and technology. Using a model-driven approach, entire organizations can see and evaluate the impact of change and continually manage and deliver improved performance. With Proforma, global enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators achieve success in business process analysis and management, service-oriented architecture, enterprise architecture, simulation, ITIL, requirements analysis, supply chain, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Six Sigma. Know More. Do More™. www.proformacorp.com

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