Friday, June 4, 2010

ProcessMaker -- Open Source Business Process Management


From Last few days i was working on processmaker, that is use to design business process for mid sized or SME organization.

it take 3-4 days to config and know about what it is. when i start to configuration, i was just wondering with so many question...
what should i do to start it??, what it will give me??, in what area it will be useful???, is it so powerful tool??

After a long research, I found many solution and good point is that it's have online library/templates to learn new things/feature.

In online library, where you can just edit process and can use in your need...

By the way, I just found out some of the features there are following...

ProcessMaker makes it easy to optimize workflow management and business operations.
1. Create workflow maps, or choose from templates.
2. Design custom forms for all your organization's processes.
3. Pull data from other forms, databases and external sources through web services.
4. Track case progress to see where process delays occur.
5. Analyze results to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

ProcessMaker is a user-friendly workflow manangement system:
1. No programming experience necessary.
2. Easy-to-use AJAX interface for simple process creation and instant preview.
3. Drag-and-drop, browser-based interface makes it simple to map processes.
4. Add users, dynaforms, documents, messages, and alerts with the click of a button.
5. Optional HTML editor gives full control over form appearance.

ProcessMaker gives your organization the advantage of open source:
1. Lower implementation costs, higher value.
2. No vendor lock-in.
3. Installs on Linux & Windows (LAMP/WAMP).
4. Integrates with databases including MySql, Oracle, SQL, PostgreSql.
5. Connects with third party systems through web services.
6. Easy to share information with DMS, BI, CMS, ERP systems.

At the end, here you can assign user rights on particular task to view uploaded file,trigger of mail,view of generated doc/report etc...

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