Teamworks 7 helps companies with the automation and control of their most critical processes and achieve greater business returns through support for large-scale business process transformation programs. The announcement coincides with the release of Lombardi Blueprint Spring ‘09, and Lombardi University, a BPM talent development program that combines role-based education with an extended faculty network of industry luminaries.
“The biggest feedback we hear from companies doing BPM – not just with Teamworks, but any BPM solution - is the need to manage their whole program better,” said Phil Gilbert, president of Lombardi. “This moves beyond simple development environment changes – into how assets are managed, changes deployed and visibility to what is running where. That is where we have focused our innovation in Teamworks 7.”
Core Teamworks Innovations
Innovations to Teamworks 7 are focused on helping companies exponentially expand BPM adoption throughout the organization by increasing collaboration, governance, reuse and simplifying tasks across the entire process development lifecycle. It offers new paradigm for model management and deployment, simplifying the process iteration that occurs frequently as part of continuous process improvement initiatives.
Teamworks 7 BPM Suite delivers the following major enhancements and innovations to help companies rapidly scale their business transformation efforts globally:
• Process Center – All process artifacts created during design and development are stored and maintained in a central repository, the Teamworks Process Center™. A graphical view of the Process Center provides authors and architects with access to the organization and management of all process artifacts, process applications and reusable functionality that are created as part of a BPM Program.
• Toolkits – Teamworks 7 introduces “Toolkits" to facilitate and manage reuse of common functionality across multiple versions of multiple process applications.
• Snapshots – Changes to process models are now managed through “Snapshots” which reference all artifacts of a process at specific points in time, such as business diagrams, rules, services and simulation scenarios.
• Back-in-Time Versioning – Teamworks 7 uniquely provides the ability to instantly view any historical version of a process at any time with just the click of a mouse, as well as run the entire process application as it existed at that specific point in time, including models, rules, services, data, forms, etc.
• Process Server Registry – The centralized tools to deploy and track versions of multiple processes across various runtime server environments are now provided in the Process Server Registry.
“The value proposition of BPM is more than just rapid delivery of software applications to support business process requirements; it’s also about enabling continuous process improvement across the organization through technology use,” said Neil Ward-Dutton, senior analyst at MWD Advisors. “Ironically, few technology vendors deliver the key BPM capabilities that are critical to making this value proposition a reality.”
What Customers and Partners Are Saying About Teamworks 7 BPM Suite:
• “We’re seeing increasing demand from the business that will require us to grow our BPM team over the next couple of years,” said Vincent Beggs, business process quality manager at Wells Fargo Home & Consumer Finance Group. “The innovations introduced in the Process Center in Teamworks 7 address many of the key challenges that our team would otherwise face as we continue to grow our BPM Program”
• “Teamworks 7 addresses two of our biggest challenges – integrating version control into a business friendly tool, and promotion of processes to production systems,” said Scott MacLean, senior process developer at SIRVA, Inc. “The significant advances in tools, processes and reuse to increase developer efficiency should reduce our development and deployment efforts considerably.”
• “We have manufacturing facilities all over the world so it is extremely critical for us to be able to manage process versions closely,” said Bob Shallow, director of global product development processes at NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. “Teamworks 7 gives us the kind of out-of-the-box visibility we need when rolling out multiple versions of processes on a global scale.”
• “As a Lombardi partner, we are very pleased with the direction that they have taken with Teamworks 7, and are even more pleased at how willing they are to listen to our requirements and requests,” said Marcelo Rosenburg, managing partner at WG Systems in Brazil.
• “Deploying and managing processes is even easier now with Teamworks 7,” said David Brakoniecki, CIO at Xbridge in the UK. “It will dramatically improve our process developer productivity.”
As part of the Teamworks 7 announcement, Lombardi is hosting a webinar that will highlight the important aspects of the technology:
• “Beyond Model-Driven Development: Delivering on the Promise of BPM,” features Neil Ward-Dutton, a senior analyst with MWD Advisors, and Brandon Baxter of Lombardi, and is being held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:00 am. CDT (4:00 pm. UK). This 45 minute webinar is presented in conjunction with IT Toolbox, and details the challenges that many companies face today when rolling out BPM initiative company-wide.
“Continuously helping companies make their processes better is what we do – it’s why we get up in the morning and everyone at Lombardi lives by that commitment,” said Rod Favaron, CEO at Lombardi. “Teamworks 7 is a huge leap forward in terms of simplifying the process improvement effort for companies – regardless of whether they have a single project or a complete business transformation effort in mind.”
For more details about Teamworks 7, please visit lombardi.com/teamworks/.
Lombardi (lombardisoftware.com) is a leader in business process management (BPM). We offer award-winning BPM technology and services to help our customers, partners and government agencies around the world succeed with their process improvement initiatives.
Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include AARP, Aflac, Allianz Group, Applied Materials, Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Chiquita Brands, Dell, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Mirant, National Bank of Canada, National Institutes of Health, OAD Groep, Pfizer, PHH Arval, SIRVA, Symantec, UCLH, Wells Fargo, Yale University and numerous governmental agencies.