WfMC Global Awards for Excellence in
Business Process Management
Get recognized for your vision and your team's superb efforts!
“We congratulate the 2008 winners for the particularly high standard of innovation shown in their BPM and workflow implementations,” said Nathaniel Palmer, Executive Director of the WfMC. “The positive impact on their business objectives has helped them move the goalposts for their respective industries.”
In judging, particular attention was paid to implementations that showed processes extending beyond the corporate boundaries to support customers, suppliers, trading partners and more.
Industry Analyst Derek Miers from BPM Focus commented on the strength of the entries, especially those from South America and Europe. “With a wide range of industries represented, the critical importance of driving performance improvement through more effective management of business processes was plain to see. The case studies presented provide compelling reading and clearly demonstrate the growing recognition of business processes as key business assets.”
The following list identifies the winners from each region.
Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico; nominated by PECTRA Technology
U.S. Xpress, USA; nominated by Cordys UK Ltd
Now in their 15th year, the Awards were presented on Monday, March 2, 2009. BPMFocus.org and BPM.com jointly sponsor the annual Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow with support from industry associations Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG). This year the Awards Ceremony was presented in a virtual format with the Gold and Silver winners announced in a special webinar chaired by Derek Miers, lead judge. The Awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.
About the Workflow Management Coalition (www.wfmc.org)
The WfMC, founded in August 1993, is a non-profit, international organization of workflow vendors, users, analysts and university/research groups. The Coalition's mission is to promote and develop the use of workflow through the establishment of standards for software terminology, interoperability and connectivity between workflow products. Comprising over 300 members worldwide, the Coalition is the only standards body for this specific software market. The creation of the WfMC Standards Reference Model has proved its importance in other areas of technology, most notably the ISO Seven Layer reference model for computer communications.
BPM Focus is a new member network formed by the recent merger of Enix Consulting and WARIA (Workflow and Reengineering International Association). The new organization extends the traditional services offered by Enix and WARIA through a range of educational services focused around the BPM arena. The BPMF Learning Framework is a program of BPM Development & Deployment courses incorporating best practices for BPM project delivery and supporting techniques from the best thinkers in the industry. Both organizations have traded continuously since 1992 and this merger is a natural extension of a long tradition of collaboration.
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Winners and finalists will receive additional recognition by having their case studies published in the next volume of BPM Excellence in Practiceby Future Strategies Inc.
BPMFocus.org and BPM.com jointly sponsor the annual Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow with support from industry associations Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG). The Awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.
FOR PRESS CONTACT:
Layna Fischer, Awards
Future Strategies Inc.
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