Collaborative Modeling Platform aligns strategy with execution.

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Metastorm M3(TM) enables business and IT users to create and provide input into graphical models and collaborate in real-time to deliver accurate representations of organization and desired improvements. Supporting 11 model types, cloud-enabled suite provides 23 modeling objects and viewpoints beyond process model. Online collaboration tools enable model annotation and discussion, while built-in modeling guides and real-time help eliminate need for training or past modeling experience.



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Metastorm Releases Collaborative Modeling in the Cloud



Metastorm M3(TM) enables users to collaborate on goals, capabilities, systems and processes to achieve better results

BALTIMORE, MD - Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced the release of Metastorm M3 - a cloud-enabled collaborative modeling suite. Metastorm M3 combines the most popular modeling types from Metastorm's enterprise software portfolio and delivers them in an intuitive, easy to use environment in the Cloud. Metastorm M3 enables an unlimited number of business and IT users to create and provide input into graphical models and to collaborate in real-time to deliver more accurate and effective representations of the organization and desired improvements.

Key capabilities and benefits of Metastorm M3 include:
  • Modeling capabilities for 11 different model types: goal, organization, capability, system, process/workflow, activity, rule, project, requirement, location and deliverable; providing 23 modeling objects and viewpoints beyond just a process model to deliver more comprehensive, holistic business improvements that factor in a full range of enterprise assets
  • Online collaboration tools to enable model annotation and discussion: chat, whiteboard, model annotation, sharing, recording and playback; providing users with a rich, social environment for communication
  • Zero footprint, low cost deployment: cloud-enabled, running on Microsoft Windows Azure(TM) for full benefits of the Cloud, including scalability, performance, security and elasticity; deployed in either a private Cloud (hosted or on-premise) or in the public Cloud
  • Easy to access and easy to use modeling tools: built-in modeling guides and real-time help eliminate the need for training or past modeling experience, thus making it ideal for mass deployment
  • Integration to Metastorm's powerful EA, BPA and BPM software suite: shared visibility and ability to incorporate user input into enterprise-wide process improvements on an ongoing basis

    The Metastorm Enterprise software portfolio is recognized by the top industry analyst firms and by its customers as a leading technology suite across the three disciplines of EA, BPA and BPM, and has received accolades for both the breadth and depth of its functionality. The software enables organizations to model, visualize and improve the entire enterprise and to realize these improvements through integrated execution. Metastorm M3 extends the power of Metastorm's enterprise software to a broader range of organizational participants, leveraging the latest innovations in Cloud and social collaboration technologies.

    "Metastorm M3 is designed to go above and beyond any other tool available today to give our customers a distinct edge over their competition," stated Greg Carter, executive vice president of development and CTO of Metastorm. "Leveraging our years of best practice experience in modeling, architecture strategy and process improvement, we have compiled a rich set of modeling and collaboration tools to empower users on a global scale to participate in business architecture and process definition activities that were once limited to a specific department or skill level. In addition, our strategic partnership with Microsoft has enabled us to take full advantage of the Microsoft Windows Azure platform to deliver a true leading-edge, cloud-enabled solution that can be used today by anyone, worldwide, with virtually no cost or training. I call it modeling for the masses."

    Metastorm M3 is available today and is already in use by some of Metastorm's existing customers.

    For more information and a social media version of this announcement, go to www.metastorm.com/news/2010/071310-m3.asp.

    About Metastorm Inc.
    With a focus on enterprise visibility, resource optimization, efficiency and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for enterprise and business architecture (EA), business process analysis (BPA), and business process management (BPM). As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise allows organizations to improve business results by better aligning strategy with execution. By combining the power of these three disciplines onto a common platform, Metastorm is helping organizations worldwide focus on the right business improvements, instill stronger governance, and accelerate time to value. For more information and success stories on organizations powering strategic advantage with Metastorm Enterprise, visit www.metastorm.com.

    Contact:
    Shahed Ahmed
    Merritt Group
    +1 703.390.1515
    ahmed@merrittgrp.com

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