Proforma Corporation, anestablishedleader in business process modeling and analysis, announced it hasjoinedwith business process management (BPM) providers to answerindustry demand for interoperability between Business Process Analysis(BPA)and BPM.  The consortium agreed to support a robust common interchangeformat (CIF) that will facilitate the exchange of business processmodelsbetween BPA tools, such as Proforma's ProVision BPMx, and best-of-breedBPMsolutions.

This seamless integration will provide a process-driven environment fororganizations to model, analyze, implement, and continuously improvetheirbusiness processes.  Using the CIF approach, organizations that havemodeledand designed optimal business processes will implement them quickly andaccurately with participating BPM providers.  CIF also will support fulltraceability between business processes and the technical services usedtoimplement them, thus facilitating continuous process optimization.Version1.0 of CIF will be available this summer and will allow criticalbusinessprocess information to be utilized by participating BPM vendors.

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