W4, a leading Business Process Management (BPM) software vendor, has enriched its product by turning to BPMN. This strategic move by the company opens the way for all professional consulting experts by providing a tool for supporting their customer value-added projects based on the highest standards and methodologies found in the market.
BPMN is a standard initiated by a group called Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), which has now become a member of the OMG, which originated in the early 2000s. The initial objective was to deal with the notation, that is to say in a joint representation to formalize business processes, understood by both business management and IT using independent tools - objects that can be drawn on a whiteboard. As such, it went through the specifications 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. At the end of 2010 version 2.0 was adopted by the OMG, bringing two major innovations: the notation is complete and sufficiently detailed to be potentially automated as is, and the underlying logic (the meta-model) can now be saved to a file in a standardized format.
However, any standard takes time to be understood by its potential users and adopted by the software vendors involved, and this one is no exception. Starting now for 2012 W4 has launched its new BPMN 2.0 modeling tool, which supports 100% of the BPMN standard and ease of use. Indeed, special attention was paid to ergonomics to facilitate the handling of the tool and the standard it implements. Of course, the models are saved in native format BPMN 2.0, respecting the syntax proposed by the OMG. BPMN Composer is available on the product internet site www.BPMNComposer.org.
W4 "We are proud to offer a new tool dedicated to consultants in compliance with BPMN. Few software vendors now use them. This represents a massive investment on the part of our technical teams. In the end, our clients will therefore benefit from the contributions related to BPMN Composer which is available for free."