Coinciding with the GA launch of its version 3.0 business process management (BPM) software for the iOS and Android platforms, Colosa is now rebranding its company to ProcessMaker — the globally recognized name of its proven workflow management solution. With more than 350 customers in over 35 countries, 750,000+ downloads, and translations in 18 languages, ProcessMaker is a well established brand in the workflow and BPM software space.
Now, as it releases its third-generation software and looks to the future of process management and automation, Colosa is taking on the name that has already changed the way businesses and governments across the world design, execute, and improve their workflow processes.
“We started Colosa 15 years ago,” says CEO and Co-Founder Brian Reale, “and in that time we have undergone great changes and increasingly rapid growth. Although we have launched a number of different technology products over the years, ProcessMaker has clearly outperformed our other initiatives. We have now decided that rather than dilute our efforts and our messaging around multiple products, it is time to focus and dedicate all our energy to ProcessMaker. We are celebrating this new focus with a new version, new branding and, yes, a new company name.”
Unlike other types of process and workflow automation software, ProcessMaker is open source, low-cost, and easy to use. ProcessMaker works on site or in the cloud, and integrates seamlessly with pre-existing databases and legacy systems. An intuitive drag and drop interface allows users to construct interactive, form-based workflows that reduce paperwork and drive transparency. Automated notifications and approval mechanisms ensure reliable task completion, while advanced analytics dashboards give decision makers access to comprehensive performance metrics.
ProcessMaker 3.0 is compatible with desktops, tablets, and mobile devices (and includes apps for both iOS and Android). Features include a drag-and-drop HTML 5.0 form builder, a compliant BPMN 2.0 designer, and d3.js based dashboards. The REST API has been fully redesigned to improve scalability, and mobile-specific ProcessMaker designs can be enhanced with bar and QR code scanning, finger signatures, geo-location, and full off-line functionality. In a matter of days or weeks, users can design and launch process-based web and mobile apps that integrate forms, data, legacy and enterprise systems in a seamless visual workflow.
“Companies rebrand themselves for lots of reasons. Some do it to try and position better in what they perceive to be larger or trendier markets, others do it to move from the enterprise to the consumer market or vice versa. For us the decision was much simpler. We have found our winning product, and now we want to focus all our efforts around it. ProcessMaker has come to mean different things for different customers. For some it is workflow, for some it is BPM software, for others it is case management, and increasingly it will come to mean process-driven mobile apps. While names and labels may change, ProcessMaker is focused on delivering measurable ROI to enterprises by making them run more efficiently,” adds Reale.