Software Applications automate business process management.

Press Release Summary:

Office Business Applications (OBAs) are pre-configured applications that offer companies ability to invest in one solutions platform and then configure multiple applications using same technology. They leverage Microsoft Information Worker productivity tools - Word, Excel, and Visio - and also integrate with SharePoint to provide workflow-based Business Process Management. OBAs cover management of SharePoint governance, GRC, store tasks, employee onboarding, and client intake.

Original Press Release:

Bluespring Software Announces Office Business Applications (OBAs) for Business Process Management

CINCINNATI, Aug. 14 -- Bluespring Software, a leading Business Process Management innovator that brings process agility to the enterprise, announced it has developed Office Business Applications, providing a fast-deploy, easy-to-manage, highly cost effective means of automating key business functions.

Office Business Applications (OBAs) are pre-configured, out of the box applications that leverage Microsoft Information Worker productivity tools such as Word, Excel, Visio and SharePoint. OBAs offer companies many advantages over point solutions including the ability to invest in a single solutions platform and then configure multiple applications using the same technology; effectively lowering not only the acquisition cost of software but both internal and external ongoing maintenance and support. Because OBAs use common user interfaces such as Word, Outlook, Excel and SharePoint, there is virtually no technology learning curve for users. This translates into rapid deployment and minimal IT support. OBAs are designed as configurable solutions, which means that virtually all changes to the system can be made without writing a line of code.

OBAs also leverage Service Oriented Architecture technology to rapidly "stitch" together enterprise solutions based on pre-built components instead of coding them from scratch, dramatically reducing development time and cost.

In addition to Microsoft Office and InfoPath, Bluespring OBAs fully integrate with SharePoint to provide effective workflow-based Business Process Management. "Our research has shown SharePoint deployments are growing in size and scope," said Kathy Quirk, Program Manager, Enterprise Mashups and Portal Strategies at IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and consulting. "This provides Bluespring with a rich opportunity to not only address this market with its BPMS technology, but also deliver a wider range of services that will enable SharePoint customers to derive more value from the platform."

"This move fortifies our position as the clear choice of business process technology for SharePoint," said Dave Noonan, President & CEO of Bluespring Software. "Our BPMS technology has proven effective and the focus on OBAs extends our ability to provide valuable, out of the box solutions to our customers and partners."

The first released Bluespring Software OBAs include:

-- SharePoint Governance Manager -- Automated Site provisioning, Access Management and Records Retention with full policy controls

-- Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager (GRC) for SOX, JSOX audit functionality

-- Store Task Manager -- Role-based task assignment and tracking for promotions and recalls in retail environments

-- Employee Onboarding Manager -- Integration to HR and Identity Access/Directory Services for automated onboarding of new employees

-- Client Intake Manager -- Automate analysis of new business risk and integration to other LOB (Line of Business) applications

"Microsoft Office has become a premier platform for industry partners that develop customer solutions based on our desktop applications, our servers and our services," said Chris Capossela, corporate vice president, Information Worker Product Management at Microsoft. "Partners across the board are seeing that Microsoft Office has tremendous potential as a platform for unified communications and collaboration, enterprise search, enterprise content management, workflow, compliance and business intelligence solutions. We hope these programs will help our valued partners capitalize on many new areas of business opportunity."

About Bluespring Software

Bluespring Software and its partner network deliver cost savings, operational visibility, compliance and internal controls to those processes involving work done by people. Bluespring's Business Process Management Software (BPMS) solutions provide process agility to a wide range of business functions. Bluespring Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is currently deployed in Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Retail, Utilities, Investment Banking, Telecommunications, Corporate Housing and other vertical markets.


CONTACT: Leonard Lee, +1-612-670-3445,, for Bluespring Software

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