2006 Winners Announced
for Excellence in BPM & Workflow Global Awards

September 19, 2006 – London, United Kingdom. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and the Workflow And Reengineering International Association (WARIA) announced here today the names of the Gold and Silver winners 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.

“We congratulate the 2006 winners for the particularly high standard of innovation shown in their BPM and workflow implementations. The positive impact on their business objectives has helped them move the goalposts for their respective industries,” said Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair and CEO TheProcessFactory, “Workflow software continues to tie diverse systems together ensuring that information is delivered to the right place at the right time every time.”

In judging, particular attention was paid to implementations that showed workflow 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 Asia 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 some compelling reading, and clearly demonstrate the growing recognition of business processes as key business assets.”

The following list identifies the winners from each region.

North America

Gold Award

·         Chester County Hospital, USA

Silver Award

·         Hasbro, USA

Middle East—Africa 

Gold Award

·         PaymentCentric, Jordan

Silver Award

·         TRACKER, South Africa

Pacific Rim

Gold Award

·         KTF Co Ltd., Korea

Silver Award

·         Asia Vital Component Co. Ltd., Taiwan

Pan European

Gold Award

·         Modelo Continente Hipermercados, Portugal

Silver Award

·         Telenor Nordic Operations, Sweden

South America

Gold Award

·         Allianz Colseguros Colombia, Colombia

Silver Award

·         Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (CBD), Brazil

 

The Global Excellence Awards are now in their 17th year. The Gold and Silver Awards were presented in conjunction with BPMG’s Process 2006 Conference and Expo.

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 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 those who are in the process of reengineering their organizations. 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