Process Templates facilitate business process management.

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Process Pods(TM) contain key elements necessary to successfully implement Metastorm BPM software. They address in-demand processes such as New Customer Acquisition, New Store Opening, Case Management, and Purchase Order Management. Each contains process maps pre-built in Metastorm Designer, electronic forms pre-built in Metastorm Forms Builder, management and analytical reports, and integration with mail, collaboration, messaging, and business applications.



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Metastorm Introduces Process Pods(TM)



COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 12 / -- Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software for modeling, automating, integrating, and improving both human and system-based processes, today announced the introduction of Process Pods(TM) to address the growing demand for vertical and horizontal process solutions. Each Process Pod will contain the key elements necessary to jump start a successful process implementation on the Metastorm BPM software.

Metastorm Process Pods are designed to extend the company's existing rich set of process templates and provide a broader set of resources to help customers accelerate the deployment of mission-critical process improvement initiatives. Each Process Pod will contain:
o Process maps pre-built in the Metastorm Designer.
o Electronic forms pre-built in the Metastorm Forms Builder.
o Pre-built management and analytical reports.
o Pre-built integration with mail, collaboration, messaging and business applications.
o Administrative tools.
o Electronic process documentation.
o.NET and Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
o Basic scripts or web services where appropriate.
o Sample data.
o A multimedia Podcast that describes the solution and the business value it provides.

"Rapid implementation is a key benefit of business process management software, and customers always look to Metastorm for best practice recommendations on designing and running processes on our software to ensure a quick and successful start to each project," stated Greg Carter, CTO and vice president of development for Metastorm. "Metastorm was one of the first BPM vendors, and we have over 1200 successful customers across a variety of industries. Process Pods will allow us to package our expertise in process excellence and technical best practices, as well as many of the vertical and horizontal process solutions we have successfully developed over the years, in a way that will provide customers with the core elements they need to get a new process up and running. They can then customize it to the unique needs of their specific organization and leverage Metastorm Professional Services consultants to further extend the scope of any Process Pod."

Metastorm Process Pods address the most in-demand processes -- such as New Customer Acquisition, New Store Opening, Case Management, and Purchase Order Management -- and have been used by many Metastorm customers to deliver successful BPM implementations. Metastorm will continue to develop high-value Process Pods, including process management elements for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance. Metastorm will also leverage its vast global partner network by providing Pod development guidelines to partners and enabling them to create Metastorm-certified Process Pods that address specific industry processes and technology interface solutions.

About Metastorm, Inc.
As the first breakaway BPM vendor, Metastorm is a leader in business process management (BPM) software and best practice methodologies for modeling, automating, integrating, and improving both human and system-based processes. Metastorm BPM(TM) is a complete solution for roundtrip process improvement, designed specifically to address complex processes that are unique to organizations. Metastorm's 1200+ global client base in manufacturing, retail, financial services, business services, healthcare and government are achieving rapid ROI and Enterprise Process Advantage(R) in customer service, supply chain operations, risk management, and internal operations. For more information visit http://www.metastorm.com/.

CONTACT: Gina Karr of Metastorm, +1-410-290-0101, gkarr@metastorm.com;

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