The Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite uses a scalable, open, and reliable architecture necessary for business process management (BPM) deployments that could involve thousands of users. The architecture is based upon a Microsoft .NET foundation and leverages industry standard and powerful enterprise computing technologies, including Web Services and XML. At the centre of the product architecture is the Ultimus BPM Workflow Server (SOA). Since the Ultimus BPM Workflow Server is .NET based and leverages open technologies such as XML and Web Services, it has the
ability to act as an underlying BPM Workflow platform for multiple third-party enterprise applications. These qualities and its database connectivity to MS SQL Server or Oracle enterprise databases ensure that it can meet the demands of your organization for mission-critical process automation, both now and in the future.
The Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite leverages open industry standards, such as Microsoft .NET, XML Schema, Web Services (WSDL, SOAP), MAPI, SMTP, LDAP, Active Directory. ADAM and ADSI. All server components are individual components that are modular and scalable. Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite also provides extensive APIs to tailor business processes to meet your unique requirements and is a true enterprise business process platform. It uses SQL Server or Oracle enterprise databases for scalability. Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite offers numerous open .NET and Web Services-based interfaces and an Enterprise Integration Kit (EIK) for flexibility and ease of integration.
Ultimus BPM Workflow Studio - Ultimus BPM Workflow Studio is a next-generation BPM IDE (Integrated Design Environment). Providing designers with one place to go to design, model, develop, simulate, and test every business process.
BPM Workflow Server - The Ultimus BPM Workflow Server controls the execution of business processes. Its "process objects" are tightly integrated with the Microsoft COM+/DNA, the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and BackOffice. Its unique 2Net™ architecture enables users to seamlessly benefit from the performance of a client/server application as well as the reach of the Internet. Ultimus fully leverages the server clustering, COM+ load balancing, network load balancing, and fail-over redundancy capabilities of the Windows 2000 Advanced Server and the Application Centre Server for unprecedented scalability.
Ultimus Org Chart - Allows users to graphically create organization charts that are tightly integrated with Active Directory and define job functions, departments, roles, groups, and relationships. This information is used by Ultimus to implement intelligent business processes that are aware of the roles and relationships in an organization.
Ultimus Workflow Administrator - Provides Microsoft Management Console (MMC) sophisticated administration features, such as installing and uninstalling processes, remote administration, version control, monitoring the status of business processes, generating process metrics, periodic process housekeeping, and managing exceptions.
Ultimus Reports - A comprehensive Web-based business process report generation module. This module allows process administrators to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of their business processes.
Ultimus Workflow Flobots™- Allow you to use third-party applications as process robots. Just like
robots, you train a Flobot for a specific task. Ultimus provides Flobots for Word, Excel, Web
Services. .Net calls, XML, Database, E-Mail, Script, File, and ASCII output. In addition, you
can use the Flobot API to develop custom Flobots.
Ultimus Workflow FloStation - Provides the platform for the remote or local execution of Flobots. Multiple FloStations can be clustered to provide load balancing/scalability. Ultimus client - Using powerful and customisable views, the Client provides a listing of the tasks that the user has to perform using electronic forms. It provides facilities to perform
the task, submit tasks, initiate new tasks, monitor the status of tasks, and return/rollback processes. Ultimus gives you choices for Client options to meet your needs. These include Internet Explorer Client, Outlook 2000 Client, Thin Client and the ability to create a custom client embedded in your own application.
Adaptive Discovery - Adaptive Discovery™ is a patented technology innovation from Ultimus that allows automated processes to be deployed without requiring complete process maps and definitions. Instead, process experts define the flow, rules, and recipients of work on the fly, when needed. The process "learns" from these decisions and follows them automatically for future matching cases, without involving the process experts. In this way, processes are defined and enhanced the same way they evolve in business-in response to real world business decisions and requirements. Installed base - There are over 2,000 installations of Ultimus. About 30 of these are based on Oracle, the remainder are all based on SQL Server (2000 or 2007) and are running mainly on Server 2003.
History - The Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite was first released in the mid 90’s today users are enjoying the benefits of the 8th version of the software. Over the last 5 year new releases have come out roughly every 18 months, version 8 was released late in 2007 and continues to improve the software and follow the Microsoft path.
Founded in 1994, Ultimus helped pioneer business process management. A dedicated focus on BPM Workflow has helped Ultimus deliver a consistent track record of customer and revenue growth. Ultimus now enables business workflow processes for some of the largest companies in the world, including over 125 $1 billion companies.
First Global Footprint for BPM Workflow– Ultimus is the first BPM Workflow company with complete global capabilities, including offices in 16 countries and customers in 80 countries. The Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite is available in 20 languages, and is supported by a worldwide professional services team and a 24/7 support center.
#1 in BPM Customers Worldwide – With over 1,900 customers worldwide, Ultimus has deployed BPM Workflow processes for more customers than any other BPM Workflow company.
Large Enterprise Leadership – Over 125 Large Enterprise customers, with annual revenues above $1 Billion, have deployed Ultimus BPM Workflow Suite.
Leadership in BPM Workflow Processes Deployed – With over 14 years experience and more than 1,900 customers, many with extensive process deployments, Ultimus has deployed more BPM Workflow processes than any other BPM company.