AuraPortal Earns Global Award for Excellence in BPM & Workflow

AuraPortal announced the company, along with its customer, ArcelorMittal Foundation has been named the Silver Winners for the 2010 Global Awards for Excellence in Business Process Management and Workflow. Now in their 18th year, the prestigious industry award recognizes end-user organizations that have demonstrated excellence in implementing innovative business process solutions to meet strategic business objectives. There were five geographical regions in which the awards were presented. The ArcelorMittal Foundation, located in Brazil, received the silver award for the South American region.

The ArcelorMittal Foundation, located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was founded in 1988 to develop Cultural, Health, Education, and Social Promotion programs benefiting around 800,000 citizens. Due to its systematic approach to its BPM initiative, the AMF has achieved a high level of integration of all information related to individual cultural projects, and is now able to manage its projects more efficiently and collaboratively across the organization. Some of the benefits achieved by the AMF with their BPM initiative include: a significant reduction (50%) in the analysis of projects submitted, and 100% of the proposals generated in electronic format, allowing the evaluation and response times to be reduced significantly. The organization has been able to increase the number of proposals analyzed without increasing the number of employees.

The WfMC, founded in August 1993, is a non-profit, international organization of workflow vendors, users, analysts and university/research groups. The Coalition's mission is to promote and develop the use of workflow through the establishment of standards for software terminology, interoperability and connectivity between workflow products. Comprising over 300 members worldwide, the Coalition is the only standards body for this specific software market. The creation of the WfMC Standards Reference Model has proved its importance in other areas of technology, most notably the ISO Seven Layer reference model for computer communications.

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and jointly sponsor the annual Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow. The Awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.

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