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A Lawyer and a BPM System walk into a bar…

29/10/2009 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , , ,

Have you heard the one about the lawyer and the mountain of paperwork?  No seriously, all terrible lawyer jokes aside, law firms need to deal with a huge quantity of documents on a daily basis.  The entire legal profession is based on paperwork and deadlines.  Effective management of that paperwork is vital to the outcome […]

BPM Gold – Discovering and Exploiting a Vertical Workflow Software Niche

10/10/2009 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

As a leading BPM Software Company, we often get approached by small to mid-sized companies that want to develop a specific vertical industry workflow application inside our BPM Software so that they can sell it to others in their industry.   I really love it when I am fortunate enough to be in on the […]

5 Simple Questions to see if your Business Process can be modeled and Automated using Workflow Software

13/09/2009 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , ,

I receive questions literally every day from companies that are looking for workflow software and/or business process management software to automate workflows and automate web-form processing.   Most of my team tell me that I am the worst sales person they have ever seen.  You see, after 10 minutes on a phone call I will often […]

Social Media + Business Process Management – Irreconcilable Opposites or the Killer Combo?

7/09/2009 | Category: Open Source

There is a lot of chatter these days about how the Social Media Frenzy affects Business Process Management and BPM Software Tools in general.  The topic comes up at every BPM Software meeting or conference I go to.  At these conferences, pundits tend to produce lots of white papers filled with plenty of confusing acronyms.  […]

MIT OpenCourseWare Project and the lessons of Open Source Software

24/08/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , ,

There are many lessons that MIT should learn from open source software companies when thinking about its OpenCourseWare Project.


24/08/2009 | Category: Open Source


US Army marches towards better BPM

17/08/2009 | Category: Open Source

Colosa has a proven track record of enhancing workflow management for government agencies around the world. Even the US Secret Service has implemented ProcessMaker. With this in mind, we are proud to see that the US government and its military is taking further steps forward to improve its processes, as revealed in this Washington Technology […]

SourceForge Community Choice Awards – coming to grips

29/07/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , ,

Most of you have probably known the results of the Community Choice awards for a little more than 5 days.  I am just now admitting to myself that we didn’t win in one of the two categories where we were finalists. We received such a flood of mail from so many people that said they […]

Plan to get more from your BPM!

28/07/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags:

A SmartPlanet blog post titled: ‘It’s awful hard to define the business process around business process management’ has cited interesting research by Forrester and spurred my thinking as to how companies can improve their processes. Organizations must start thinking about how to better organize themselves before implementing a BPM (business process management) tool. BPM certainly […]

Additional Javascript Functions and Bug Fixes in 1.2-2467

20/07/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags:

Version 1.2-2467 is now available for download from SourceForge. This version includes numerous bug fixes related to web entry and search options (fore more details, visit the Forum). Additionally, it includes Javascript functions including OnAddRow, which allows you to execute a Javascript code when adding new rows to a grid. Lastly, process designers are now […]

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