SOURCE: Colosa


October 05, 2009 11:50 ET

New Version of ProcessMaker Turns the Tables on BPM

ProcessMaker Tables Version Adds New PM Tables Feature for Centralized Data Storage and Enhanced System Building Capabilities

BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Colosa, developer of open source business process management (BPM) software, ProcessMaker (, has announced that the new version of ProcessMaker, known as "PM Tables" (version 1.2-2740), is now available for download from SourceForge.

PM Tables is an update to Colosa's popular ProcessMaker open source BPM software suite. It includes several new features to improve functionality and enhance the user experience. Organizations in a wide variety of vertical industries currently use ProcessMaker to automate their key business processes across multiple internal departments and systems and to integrate channel partners and supply chains.

The software, recently a finalist for two SourceForge community choice awards, is 100% web-based, and integrates with popular ERP, CRM, and DMS software applications to provide a complete solution for an organization to manage its processes.

A key feature of the new release is the "PM Tables" feature which adds to the overall usability of ProcessMaker. This new feature allows administrators to quickly create, edit, and manage new database tables within ProcessMaker. Custom tables can be defined directly in ProcessMaker and then the fields that have been created in the tables can be used across multiple processes.

With the new table functionality in ProcessMaker Tables version, a user can manage processes that have common or related data. For example, employee data, such as leave of absence; personal time requests or vacation days, need to be recorded accurately and synch up with contractual allowances, length of service and any anniversary processes, such as additional days accrued. Using ProcessMaker, the underlying data for each of these processes is written to the same data tables, and information and data across different processes can be shared and connected. This provides the business with a common data set, synched-up workflows, and reliable processes.

In the new version, database tables are easy to manipulate as they automatically appear in the workflow database for the related workspace.

A number of Colosa clients are currently developing systems on top of ProcessMaker. One customer is a hospital which is taking advantage of the new tables feature to create a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant patient record management system inside ProcessMaker. Another client is a real estate company that is using the new tables feature to build a custom property management system.

Additional features in this release include an enhanced Alerts Builder which greatly simplifies the task of building custom alerts and applying them to activities inside the ProcessMaker Process Map. This new feature allows users to create and maintain alert templates which can be called into action in any task based on timers and different combinations of custom alert criteria.

Brian Reale, CEO of ProcessMaker, said, "The new release of ProcessMaker is designed with the user in mind. After hearing input from our community, we saw a demand for ways to make it easier to manipulate data. PM Tables and Dynaforms are two ways that will make it easier for our users to manage their data. SMEs can use ProcessMaker for a total system design, with a suite of processes that is connected to a single data repository with full audit control. Our software has been growing fast, and so have the developers that have joined in our efforts to improve it."

"Now more than ever, we are hearing business users tell us that ProcessMaker is the easiest way they've found to rapidly build workflow based applications. With it now deployed in thousands of companies around the world, more and more businesses are seeing this as a simple to use and easy to understand framework for meeting their workflow and BPM needs."

About Colosa/ProcessMaker

Colosa is a developer of software solutions that enable companies to automate approval based workflow processes by interconnecting people and systems seamlessly across the organization.

The company's flagship product, ProcessMaker® is available as a free open source application. Enterprise clients can purchase ProcessMaker's Enterprise support plan which includes SLAs, IP indemnification, upgrade support and more.

ProcessMaker is an AJAX enabled, SOA, web-based application that allows users across single and multiple sites to create and share workflows, create custom forms, route processes, and improve management control. ProcessMaker OSS is available for download at

Colosa was founded in 2000 and has customers in local and central government, telecom, oil and gas, insurance, banking, and other industries. Colosa has offices in Brooklyn, NY; La Paz, Bolivia; and Lima, Peru.

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