2006 Finalists Announced
for Excellence in BPM & Workflow Global Awards

August 25, 2006 – Lighthouse Point, Florida. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and the Workflow And Reengineering International Association (WARIA) are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2006 Global Excellence Awards for innovation and excellence in Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow implementations. These prestigious awards are used to recognize organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative solutions to meet strategic business objectives.

“The array of finalists demonstrates the broad applicability of workflow and BPM technology – furthermore we see that there is still a significant amount of innovation occurring in the people-to-people deployments showing clearly that this type of solution is what the customers are looking for,” said Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair. “Workflow continues to be used to tie diverse systems together ensuring that information is delivered to the right place at the right time every time.”

Lead judge and BPM Industry Analyst Derek Miers commented on the strength of the entries, especially those from Asia and Europe. “With a wide range of industries represented, the critical importance of driving performance improvement through more effective management of the firm‘s business processes was plain to see. The case studies presented provide some compelling reading, and clearly demonstrate the growing recognition of business processes as core business assets.”

In judging, particular attention was paid to implementations that show BPM and workflow extending beyond the corporate boundaries to support customers, suppliers, trading partners and more. The following list identifies the nominees from each region.

North America

·         AIG Small Business, USA

·         Chester County Hospital, USA

·         Hasbro, USA

·         Noridian Administrative Services LLC, USA

·         Verizon Business Network Services Group, USA

Middle East—Africa 

·         PaymentCentric, Jordan

·         TRACKER, South Africa

Pacific Rim

·         Asia Vital Component Co. Ltd., Taiwan

·         KTF Co Ltd., Korea

·         Max New York Life, India

·         Satyam Computer Services Ltd., India

Pan European

·         Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, United Kingdom

·         Barclays, France

·         Modelo Continente Hipermercados, Portugal

·         Telenor, Norway

South America

·         Allianz Colombia BPM, Colombia

·         METROVÍAS, Argentina

·         Grupo Pão de Açúcar, Brazil

 

The Global Excellence Awards are now in their 17th year. The Gold and Silver Awards will be presented at the SAS Portman Hotel in London, England at 17:00-18:00 on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in conjunction with BPMG’s Process 2006 Conference and Expo.

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.

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.

About BPM-WARIA (www.waria.com)

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

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FOR PRESS CONTACT:

Layna Fischer, Awards Director
layna@wfmc.org
Tel: (1) 954 782 3376
Fax: (1) 954 782 6365