Workflow Management Coalition Announces Results of BPMN Model Portability Validation

San Diego, CA, Mar 25, 2009 ( via COMTEX) --The Workflow Management Coalition, the leading industry association and standards body dedicated to business process management and workflow, has announced the first results of BPMN model portability validation.

"This is a critical milestone for both business process modeling and the deployment of BPM systems, explained WfMC Executive Director, Nathaniel Palmer. "The work done by the WfMC Conformance Working Group, under the leadership of chair Robert Shapiro, provides the first-ever multi-product test results, and provides the first real risk management strategy for process modeling and re-engineering initiatives."

Currently over 80 identified products use the WfMC's standard XPDL ("XML Process Definition Language") for saving and storing process models reliably. Today XPDL remains the only standard means for the serialization (definition and storage) of models using BPMN ("Business Process Model Notation") the most commonly used notation business process modeling as well as the deployment BPMS and workflow management systems. The new conformance test provides a way to assure that BPMN diagrams can be reliably exchanged between certified tools.

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PruHealth Wins 2008 Gold Award in Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow Program

South African Health Care Insurance Provider Wins by Supporting Customers and Partners With Industry-Leading TIBCO BPM

PALO ALTO, CA - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), congratulates PruHealth, on winning the 2008 Gold Award in the Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow for the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region. PruHealth applied BPM software to improve the process for managing appointments with partners, tracking usage, and preparing corporate invoices in addition to automating the process for receiving, validating, reconciling, and routing electronic claims for assessment.

"This award illustrates the global value we are delivering to our customers and other stakeholders," said Paulo Dos Santos of PruHealth in accepting the award. "We've been able to drive tangible, ongoing business value from our operations, and leverage our SOA architecture to establish BPM as an enterprise program."

The award judges focused on implementations that supported business processes extending beyond corporate boundaries to assist customers, suppliers and trading partners.
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"PruHealth's leadership with TIBCO infrastructure software has clearly improved and optimized its business operations. This award underscores that success," said Ram Menon, executive vice president, worldwide marketing for TIBCO. "PruHealth's award closely follows TIBCO's naming in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, which I believe again demonstrates TIBCO's results-focused approach to providing multiregional BPM solutions. In tough economic times it's great to be recognized and see TIBCO's approach paying dividends for our customers in a variety of industries worldwide."

The 2008 Gold Award in Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow Program awards are sponsored by BPM Focus in association with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), and are given to companies who demonstrate excellence in BPM and workflow.

About PruHealth

PruHealth was launched in October 2004 and is a joint venture between UK-based Prudential and Discovery, the South African health insurance leader. Its model is based on a successful concept launched in South Africa and the US.

PruHealth is more than just health insurance -- PruHealth believes that people who look after their health should pay less for their insurance. The unique Vitality programme encourages customers to look after their health and be rewarded for their efforts. Customers participate in every day healthy activities to earn Vitality points which in turn convert to a Vitality Status. The more points, the higher the status and the greater the rewards. Learn more at


TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now