WfMC, Giga Information Group, and WARIA
Announce Finalists of 2003 Global Awards for
Excellence in Workflow

Pictures of Winners 2003

March 11, 2003 – Lighthouse Point, Florida. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), Giga Information Group and the Workflow And Reengineering International Association (WARIA) are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2003 Global Excellence Awards for innovation and excellence in workflow implementations. These prestigious awards are used to recognize organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative solutions to meet strategic business objectives.

“The finalists represent a great diversity of applications,” said Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair and CTO Staffware Plc. “These implementations of the business processes and the interoperation of processes between different systems show how workflow has become the glue of today’s information systems.”

Particular attention was paid to workflow implementations that show workflow extending beyond the corporate boundaries to support customers, suppliers, trading partners etc. The following list identifies the nominees with their nominators/primary vendors.

North America

  • Apex Communications Inc by Teamplate Inc.

  • CHEMCENTRAL Corporation by Automated Document Exchange Services

  • International Truck and Engine by Action Technologies, Inc.

  • Mid-Continent Group, an AFG subsidiary by Exigen Group

  • Tetra Fish by Metastorm

  • Texwood by Singularity, Ireland

Middle East and Africa

  • Professional Provident Society Insurance Company Ltd by Staffware South Africa

Pacific Rim and Latin America

  • Korea First Bank by HandySoft

  • Sonae Distribuição Brasil by iProcess Soluções em Tecnologia

  • Government of Andhra Pradesh, India by TATA Consultancy Services

Pan European

  • Credit Suisse Financial Services by Action Technologies, Inc.

  • Groupama by W4

  • Hungarian Telecommunications Company (MATÁV) by Fornax Rt

  • LOGiCOM by Winsoft Business Solutions Ltd

  • Newcastle Building Society by eiStream (UK) Limited

  • UBS Warburg by UBS Warburg

The Global Excellence in Workflow Awards (now in their 14th year) take place annually in conjunction with the AIIM Conference and Expo. The Gold and Silver Awards will be presented by Connie Moore, VP of Giga Information Group, at the Javits Convention Center, New York City, at 4:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2003.

Winners and finalists will receive additional recognition by having their case studies published in the next volume of Excellence in Practice by Future Strategies Inc. For questions relating directly to the Awards, please email awards@waria.com.

About the Workflow Management Coalition (www.wfmc.org)

The WfMC, now in its tenth year 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. Consisting of over 300 members from throughout the world, the Coalition is the primary standards body for this continuously expanding software market.

About Giga Information Group (www.gigaweb.com)

Giga Information Group (NASDAQ: GIGX) provides objective research, advice and continuous coaching on technology for e-Business. Giga's integrated suite of offerings helps clients make strategic decisions about the technologies, people and processes needed to excel in the new digital economy. Emphasizing close interaction between analysts and clients, Giga delivers support with the speed and scope necessary for e-Business.

About WARIA (www.waria.com)

The charter of the Workflow And Reengineering International Association is to identify and clarify issues that are common to all users of workflow and BPM. WARIA's mission is to make sense of what's happening at the intersection of Business Process Management, Workflow, Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce and reach clarity through sharing experiences, product evaluations, networking between users and vendors, education and training.

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