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Futureware has evaluated several ECM / BPM / DMS products or building blocks recently.

What does BPM stand for ??

Business Process Management


a "holistic management" approach to aligning an organization's business processes with the wants and needs of clients and attempts to improve processes continuously.

Business Process Analysis BPA is the activity of analysing existing processes of an enterprise

Business Process Modeling


is the activity of representing processes of an enterprise, so that the current process may be analyzed and improved

Business Process Modeling and Notation


is a standard notation (visual representation) for processmodeling. The current version BPMN 2.0 was published in March 2011.

Business Process Mapping


refers to activities involved in defining what a business entity does, who is responsible, to what standard a business process should be completed, and how the success of a business process can be determined.

Business Performance Measurement


a set of management and analytic processes that enables the management of an organization's performance to achieve one or more pre-selected goals

Business Process Reengineering


is a business management strategy, originally pioneered in the early 1990s, focusing on the analysis and design of workflows and processes within an organization

Business Process  / Activity Monitoring



is software that aids in monitoring of business activities, as those activities are implemented in computer systems.

Business Process Management Suite


is a complete product suite that combines design and modeling based on leading standards like BPMN 2.0 and BPEL for execution by a unified engine including monitoring and  process optimization within a single integrated product.

Best BPM (bus. proc. mod.) tool

We compared Enteprise Architect from SPARC, AIRS Express from Software AG and ProcessFactory from Cordys.







BPMN 2.0

BPMN 2.0

Kodak i4600 scanner

This model is a "production level" scanner, able to scan up to 120 A4 pages per minute. Recommended daily volume is up to 50.000 pages per day.

This product looks and feels solid (no plastic). Performance and scan quality is great. An ideal model for larger department or shared service centers.

Link to their web site : i4600 Scanner : Kodak Document Imaging

Full text search

X1 is a full text search product, that can be configured to "crawl" directories and create a full text seach database.

This product looks very promising and delivers a “Google” like search function. It has his own viewer, no plug-in needed to display documents or files. The product contains a server that can be clustered for performance.

Link to their web site : http://www.x1.com/