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New York, NY - June 29, 2022 - Ultimus, Inc. announced the general availability of the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite 2022, the latest major release of its award winning low-code business automation platform.

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Insist on a Bake-Off Before Investing in a Low-Code Development Platform

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Low-code development tools are a proven way to reduce application development time and enhance business agility. That's made low-code one of the fastest growing software segments.

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Accounting Workflow Automation Success

Posted on: April 27, 2022

Customers on every continent and industry vertical have chosen the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite to realize lasting strategic improvements across the entire spectrum of finance and accounting processes.

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After 30 years of failed attempts and half steps, it’s now possible for accounting leaders to know where work stands and where the bottlenecks are, in order to reduce unnecessary manual effort, phone calls, and meetings; to minimize mistakes and errors, late payments, and PO delays; and to achieve better results.

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Ultimus, the award-winning leader in low-code digital process automation, announced the availability of additional Intelligent Document Processing capabilities that reduce the cost and complexity of developing optimized, end-to-end automated business process solutions.

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Executives seeking accelerated growth, resilience, and operational excellence are increasingly turning to business process automation.

While large scale business process automation is widely viewed as the pathway to competitive advantage, long and expensive solution delivery, automation platform architectures lacking reuse, and siloed process applications that drive up the total cost of ownership are formidable barriers.

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Join us for our upcoming exclusive Ultimus customer webinar

Topic: How to Use Machine Learning to Optimize Your Invoice Approval Process
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Time: 10:00am ET (4:00pm CET/6:00pm GST)

Hundreds upon hundreds of Ultimus customers have used our Digital Process Automation Suite to automate their invoice approval processes – it’s one of the most popular use cases!

Join our Ultimus solution experts and learn how to use Ultimus and artificial intelligence to make transformational end-to-end invoice automation a practical reality for your organization.

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Ultimus, the award winning low-code digital process automation technology and innovation leader, released a new case study describing how one of the world’s leading producers and transporters of liquified natural gas used the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite to realize the strategic benefits of enterprise-wide automation.

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Ultimus is recognized as a representative vendor in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Business Process Automation Tools.

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Over the past month, Ultimus was recognized in reports by three leading digital process automation vendors: Deep Analysis, Everest Group, and Forrester Research.

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Automating Approval Workflows On-time and On-budget

Posted on: November 30, 2021

Approvals and requests take many forms and range in importance, effort, frequency, and complexity. Whether simple and repetitive, like IT application access and password resets, or complex like loan approvals and capital expenditures, automating these processes promises improved customer and employee experience; reduced costs, turnaround times and effort; and compliance with policies and regulations.

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

When you think about it, a great deal of what we do at work involves completing, processing, and tracking approvals and requests.

These requests range in importance, effort, frequency, and complexity. Some are simple, repetitive, and low risk like IT application access, password resets, and hardware purchases. Some - like loan approvals, major capital expenditures, and product engineering changes - are complex and come with significant financial or reputational risks.

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Enterprises across every geography and industry are accelerating their efforts to digitize every aspect of their business. But to realize strategic value from these initiatives – pervasive, flexible, and seamlessly connected end-to-end business processes – you need to think about more than just speeding up application delivery. You need to begin with the end in mind!

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Interest in workflow automation is at an all-time high. According to a recent survey, 80% of executives are planning to increase spending on automation initiates in 2022 and 72% are looking to shorten the timeline for automation initiatives.

Financial and accounting operations are an ideal candidate for workflow automation as accurate and timely reporting, spending approvals, financial control, and compliance requires the time consuming and error-prone coordination of people - across departments, legal entities, and time zones - and data - from spreadsheets, ERP, and other operational systems. With remote and hybrid workers, knowing where things stand and ensuring it all gets done now takes even more effort, causes more frustration, and further increases personal exposure.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Leading information and process management research and advisory firm Deep Analysis published a vendor profile calling Ultimus “one of the most comprehensive and well-thought-through digital process management systems on the market”.

Deep Analysis founder and analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe stated that the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite “has developed into a deep system with an exceptionally broad range of functionality, frameworks, and features”.

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6-Month Payback with Machine Learning-based Invoice Workflows

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Ultimus, the award-winning low-code BPM technology leader, demonstrates a 6-month payback on its machine learning-based invoice processing and approval workflow solution.

Using the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite and pre-integrated advanced machine learning data extraction capabilities, Ultimus customers have been able to lower the cost of invoice processing from about $10 per invoice to around $0.14 per invoice. Moderate volume organizations receiving around 100,000 invoices per year have been able to offset the total cost of solution acquisition and configuration in about 6 months.

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Get a Business Process Automation Proof of Concept

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Whether you’re looking for a strategic business process automation platform or to solve a particular process problem, a Proof of Concept (POC) is the logical first step.

Getting a free Ultimus POC doesn’t have to take a lot of your time. You’ll need to invest as little as a few minutes to send us screenshots of an existing application or a workflow diagram, or you can develop and send us a full requirements document.

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The month-end financial closing process is one of the most important business processes - and one of the most challenging.

Coordinating data, documents, tasks, and people across multiple facilities, departments, legal entities, systems, and time zones is time consuming and error prone. And with each passing day, it takes more effort, causes more frustration, and increases personal exposure.

Although an obvious opportunity for technology, numerous packaged month-end closing offerings have struggled to meet the need – forcing customers to choose between living with the application’s limitations or embarking on a course of expensive and hard to maintain customizations; in both cases, forcing customers to pay for irrelevant or unneeded functionality while adding yet another layer of technical debt.

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While low-code development platforms have struggled to break out of the realm of the department, the Ultimus Digital Process Automation has been proven, time and again, in core, mission critical, and customer-facing use cases.

Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in banking. To date, 14 Ultimus customers spanning 3 continents have used our DPA Suite to automate or modernize their retail, commercial, and corporate account opening processes.

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Ultimus has demonstrated the ability to generate software applications from simple, plain English sentences using machine learning-based text generation algorithms.

Machine learning is well established in uses cases such as image and speech recognition, sentiment analysis, classification, intelligent document processing, and medical diagnosis.

By leveraging the massive open-source investment in machine learning-based text generation, Ultimus has demonstrated the ability to generate software “code” from simple, plain English prompts.

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There’s a lot of excitement around low code development platforms. The promise of delivering internal and customer facing applications with exceptional speed and reaping huge gains in productivity and customer satisfaction is a powerful draw.

But along with excitement comes noise, hype, and grand claims. How can you know if a vendor’s claims are accurate and that their platform can solve your problems? How can you demonstrate the viability and business value of your automation project?

The best answer is a Proof of Concept.

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Case Study on Software Application Composition

Posted on: July 7, 2021

Ultimus, the award winning low-code digital process automation technology and innovation leader, released a new case study describing how a nation’s central bank used application composition to realize the strategic benefits of enterprise-wide automation.

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Upcoming Software Application Composition Training

Leading technology analysts call low-code application composition, or “prescriptive low-code”, the new path to enterprise software agility. By composing and recomposing enterprise software applications from pre-built business objects and capabilities, organizations can realize the strategic goals of faster, better, and lower cost innovation.

Ultimus is offering complementary, live, in-depth training for software application leaders, software engineers, and business technologists who want to learn about this exciting new approach to application delivery. The training sessions are available to both existing Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite customers as well as to software professionals seeking exposure to this new, fastest route to enterprise solutions.

In order maximize value and encourage two-way dialog, attendance will be limited and we ask that attendees select the curriculum appropriate to their experience and interests.

Software Engineer Training Sessions

Software Engineer Sessions are geared to professional developers and individuals experienced with low code development and/or BPMS tools and who want hands-on training creating and composing solutions and solution families.

Software Engineer, Session I:
July 13 – July 15, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm Eastern US time
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Software Engineer, Session II:
July 27 – July 29, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm Eastern US time
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Application Leader/Business Technologist Training Sessions

Application Leader/Business Technologist Sessions, while still technically oriented, will cover application composition on more conceptual level as well as the use of existing business objects to compose new solutions and solution families.

Application Leaders and Business Technologists, Session I:
July 21 – July 22, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm Eastern US time
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Application Leaders and Business Technologists, Session II:
Aug 4 – Aug 5, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm Eastern US time
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Ultimus DPA Suite 2021 is Here!

Posted on: March 22, 2021

Ultimus, Inc. announces the latest release of its industry leading low-code application platform, the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite 2021.

This new Ultimus version makes the goal of pervasive, seamless, end-to-end automation a reality with expanded AI/ML capabilities, faster solution composition, simplified end-to-end automation, improved user experience, comprehensive security, and tools for business owner control.

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Digital Process Automation for Construction Project Management

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Juggling numerous construction projects can be challenging. Fortunately, technology innovations such as digital process automation (DPA) have been delivering real business value to governments, healthcare providers, retailers, and other multi-facility organizations in recent years by reducing the cost and effort of managing project approvals, budgets, contracts, payments, and change orders and capturing incentives and rebates.

Ultimus’ Construction Management Framework, based on the industry leading Ultimus DPA Suite, provides the integrated, fully functional foundational workflows, reports, and dashboards that give construction project owners the power, flexibility, and control they need to keep projects on time and on budget.

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Independent Research Firm: “Prescriptive” Low-Code adds Value Beyond Speedy App Delivery

The next advance on the low-code productivity continuum

New York, NY – January 26, 2021 – Ultimus announced today that Forrester Research, in their recent report Prescriptive Low-Code: The New Quest To Marry the Best of Packaged And Custom Apps, has described Ultimus as one of the vendors driving the next advance in low-code software development – Prescriptive Low-Code.

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Ultimus 2021 is Coming!

Posted on: December 11, 2020

A new Ultimus version will be released soon, one that will add significant value for business owners, end users, developers, and administrators. As it’s a major release, we wanted to share with you some of its major innovations and improvements.

First and foremost, this release brings the three principal product modules – Composed Process Solutions, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite, and Ultimus Advanced Task Service/Web Client – into a seamless and cohesive digital process automation platform. Accordingly, the official name of this release will be the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite 2021 (“Ultimus DPA Suite 2021” or “Ultimus 2021” for short) and, reflecting its expanded functionality and importance in enterprise process automation, our Ultimus Web Client will become the Ultimus DPA Portal.

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Ultimus COVID-19 Solution Starters Showcase Platform Benefits

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Ultimus Digital Process Automation (DPA) Solution Starters, free to Ultimus customers, are functional business process automation solutions that are readily configurable to meet the most demanding enterprise requirements.

The Ultimus COVID-19 DPA Solution Starters showcase the advantages of digitizing processes with an automation platform over packaged applications as well as the unique benefits of Composed Process Solutions over other low-code approaches.

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Ultimus Mentoring Services: Your “On Call Expert” for Automation Success

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Ultimus Mentoring Services help customers realize the full power of our revolutionary Composed Process Solutions “prescriptive low-code” technology, an application development concept that an independent research firm calls “the next advance in low-code development”. Mentoring Services is like having an expert “on call” so that customers can access the skill set they need, when and for as long as is needed, to ensure digital process automation success.

Customers can use these pre-paid packages of Mentoring hours for a variety of automation services including:

  • Additional training
  • Guidance on CPS composing best practices
  • Solution certification and optimization
  • Solution development assistance
  • Implementation planning
  • Digital transformation strategy.

Contact us at training@ultimus.com if you’d like to discuss our Training and Mentoring services or learn about prescriptive low-code, the new “Fastest Route to Enterprise Solutions”.


Ultimus and metafinanz Announce Partnership for Electronic Point-of-Care Documentation

Posted on: November 9, 2020

Ultimus, the award-winning leader in low-code digital process automation, and metafinanz, one of the largest providers of business and IT consulting to the German market, have partnered to develop and market an electronic point-of-care documentation solution for hospitals and other healthcare providers.

The jointly developed “doc.assist” is a mobile application that assists clinicians in the documentation of clinical information while delivering patient care, thereby maximizing the time they have for patients while also ensuring the complete and accurate capture of required information.

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Independent Research Firm calls Prescriptive Low-Code the “fastest way to acquire software solutions”

Ultimus one of the vendors ”Driving Prescriptive Low-Code”

New York, NY – October 30, 2020 – Ultimus announced today that Forrester Research, in their recent report Prescriptive Low-Code: The New Quest To Marry the Best of Packaged And Custom Apps, outlined the next advance in low-code software development – Prescriptive Low-Code Platforms - and described how “Ultimus embraced the prescriptive low-code philosophy for process-automation apps before the approach had a name”.

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Introducing New DPA Solution Starters

Posted on: September 28, 2020

We have recently expanded our roster of Ultimus Digital Process Automation (DPA) Solution Starters: functional business process automation solutions that are readily configurable to meet your most demanding enterprise requirements. DPA Solution Starters are free to customers with a valid Ultimus license and support contract.

DPA Solution Starters are composed from reusable digital assets according to our domain-driven engineering approach – an approach that not only speeds time-to-live, but delivers more business value than conventional “templates”, “accelerators”, and other types of pre-built apps.

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Ultimus and BDO Announce Partnership for Bank Credit Process Digitization

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Ultimus, the award-winning leader in low-code digital process automation, and BDO in Germany, one of the leading companies for auditing and audit-related services, tax and business law consulting, and advisory services, have partnered to provide you with a fast, cost effective path to digital transformation - one that delivers meaningful ROI in the short term as well as competitive advantage in the longer term.

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Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 Product Retirement Announcement

Ultimus BPM Suite Version 7.3 Will Be Retired and Support Discontinued

Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ultimus BPM Suite Version 7.3 was released in April 2014. Over the years, Ultimus 7.3 has proven to be extremely solid and has received countless improvements. However, due to technological progress and the fact that many of the third-party technologies utilized in Ultimus 7.3 are no longer supported, Ultimus will officially retire and discontinue Standard Support for Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 and 7.3 CP1 on March 1, 2021.

With the introduction of the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite - Composed Process Solutions, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2019, and Ultimus Advanced Task Service with WebClient 2019 - our customers have access to modern, state-of-the-art technology that provides the best product experience and support.

Customers still using Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 – 7.3 CP1 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to our latest version prior to March 1, 2021 in order to maintain a supported Ultimus installation.

Extended Support options for Ultimus 7.3 will be available through October 10, 2023, or as long as underlying dependent technologies from Microsoft and Oracle are available.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager or contact Ultimus directly at GlobalSales@Ultimus.com for Extended Support options and upgrade assistance services.


Introducing Ultimus Solution Starters

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Ultimus introduces Digital Process Automation (DPA) Solution Starters: functional business process automation solutions that are readily configurable to meet the most demanding enterprise requirements. DPA Solution Starters are free to customers with a valid Ultimus license and support contract.

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Special Offer to the Organizations Most Impacted by COVID-19

Posted on: April 16, 2020

Ultimus recognizes that automated business processes that can efficiently allocate scare resources, speed request turnaround time, and ensure safety and compliance have an important role in mitigating the effects of this pandemic, and in speeding our recovery. We have ability to put these processes in place - and our customers can realize the benefits - very quickly.

Ultimus also recognizes that the financial resources of impacted companies may be limited. We can help by offering license and service discounts, as well as flexible payment terms, and more.

To take part in this program, please either contact your Account Manager or fill out this form so that we can discuss whether and how we can help.

At this important time, our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our customers, partners, prospects, employees, and all of humanity. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted, especially those who have been sickened.

Sincerely,

The Ultimus Team

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Invoice Processing Transformed with Artificial Intelligence and Ultimus Digital Process Automation

New York, NY – March 3, 2020 – Ultimus, the award-winning low-code BPM technology leader, demonstrates how modern intelligent automation technologies can quickly and easily transform complex business processes.

Ultimus and Gini GmbH have brought together two of today’s most exciting new technologies - Artificial Intelligence and low-code digital process automation – to eliminate the cost, complexity, and limitations of automated invoice processing.

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Bank standardizes on Ultimus to realize Transformation

New York, NY – January 28, 2020 – Ultimus, the award winning low-code digital process automation technology and innovation leader, released a new case study that describes a mid-sized bank’s progress towards digital transformation by standardizing on the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite.

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Ultimus Releases New Customer Case Study

New York, NY – December 17, 2019 – Ultimus, the award winning low-code digital process automation technology and innovation leader, released a new case study that describes a customer’s business challenges and solution implementation results using the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite.

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Ultimus Announces AI-powered Low-Code Invoice Workflow Solution

New York, NY – November 5, 2019 – Ultimus, the award-winning low-code BPM technology leader, has announced the availability of a breakthrough Artificial Intelligence-powered end-to-end invoice processing and approval solution.

Automating the invoice approval process, one of the most manual and expensive processes in accounting today, has long been a top business priority. But the complexity and limitations of OCR, BPM, RPA, and integration technologies have made automation a costly, low ROI proposition. By tightly integrating AI-based data extraction with low-code digital process automation technology, Ultimus has made transformational end-to-end invoice automation a practical reality for all.

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Ultimus Expands Intelligent Automation Capabilities

New York, NY – October 9, 2019 – Ultimus, the award winning low-code digital process automation technology and innovation leader, today announced the availability of new Ultimus Flobots™ that further extend its advanced intelligent automation capabilities and reduce the cost and complexity of developing end-to-end automated business process solutions.

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Ultimus Named a Contender in Digital Process Automation for Wide Deployments by Independent Research Firm

Ultimus top ranked in Tooling for Platform and Application criterion

New York, NY – May 7, 2019 — Ultimus, the long-time BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award for BPM, today announced that Forrester Research has named Ultimus a contender in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation for Wide Deployments, Q1 2019.  Ultimus received its highest scores in Current Offering, one of the three main evaluation categories, and was ranked with the top score for Tooling for Platform and Application.

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Ultimus Included in Reports by Independent Research Firm

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Ultimus was included in two recent reports by Forrester Research:

  • The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation For Wide Deployments, Q1 2019 and
  • Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019
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Ultimus featured in recent Forrester Research Analyst Report

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Ultimus was included in Forrester's recent report, Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019 (subscription or purchase required for access).

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New in-depth analyst review of Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite

New York, NY – November 28, 2018 – Technology research and advisory firm MWD Advisors has released a new review of the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite, a comprehensive, tightly integrated digital business automation platform purpose-built for demands of the modern digital enterprise.

In the report titled “Ultimus: Industrializing process digitization", author Neil Ward-Dutton provides an overview of Ultimus in the marketplace as well as detailed reviews of the Ultimus technology and the benefits and “standout strengths” it provides to organizations with large-scale process digitization needs.

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Ultimus Profiled in Blockchain for Business Report

Assuring trust in the authenticity of business processes.

New York, NY – October 30, 2018 – MWD Advisors, a UK-based digital technology research and advisory firm, profiled Ultimus in its October 26th report Blockchain for business: Vendor Landscape.

In this report, MWD analyst Craig Wentworth describes how blockchain has evolved from its cryptocurrency origins to enterprise adoption in a variety of use cases and industries. Mr. Wentworth profiles 11 established enterprise technology vendors, including Ultimus, whose enterprise-friendly tools, utilities, and managed services are helping move blockchain IT initiates from proofs-of-concept to production.

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Ultimus Featured in TechRadar's Digital Business Automation Review

techradarNew York, NY – September 7, 2018 – Ultimus, the long-time low-code BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award for BPM, was recognized by one of the largest technology news and review publications for its ability to facilitate digital business automation by extending business processes outside the enterprise with security, transparency, authenticity, and credibility.

The UK-based TechRadar recent publication What is digital business automation? discusses how digital business automation streamlines business processes for a competitive edge, increases the ability to respond to market trends, and improves customer service.

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Ultimus Extends Composed Process Solutions Training and Certification Services

New York, NY – August 28, 2018 – Ultimus, the long-time BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award, announced today the availability of additional training services for Composed Process Solutions, the only low-code BPM platform that generates business process software solutions from business-level requirements.

Ultimus has responded to the overwhelming interest in CPS training by introducing two new live, instructor-led Composed Process Solutions (CPS) training and certification options:

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Ultimus Robotic Process Automation

New York, NY – August 15, 2018 – Ultimus, the long-time BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award, announced today the availability of robotic process automation (“RPA”) options that eliminate repetitive, error-prone tasks; simplify integrations; and reduce costs.

Ultimus Flobots™, included in the license of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite, are rapid integration “workflow robots” that use simple point-and-click “training” to integrate automated business processes and external applications - without the need to write code or separately license RPA “bots.” 

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Ultimus Announces Comprehensive Composed Process Solutions Training and Certification Services

New York, NY – July 31, 2018 – Ultimus, the long-time BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award for blockchain process capabilities, announced today the availability of comprehensive training, certification, and mentoring services for Composed Process Solutions, the only low-code BPM platform that generates business process software solutions from business-level requirements.

Ultimus announced the availability of the following Composed Process Solutions (CPS) training, certification, and mentoring services:

  • Live, instructor-led, one-on-one training delivered remotely or on-site to small groups. Any customers that have completed training satisfactorily will receive the designation of CPS Certified Solutions Professional.
  • Review and analysis of CPS-based solutions by Ultimus Enterprise Solutions professionals for conformity with CPS composing best practices. Such solutions will receive the designation of CPS Certified Solution.
  • CPS Mentoring Services, contracted annually for a set number of service hours, to provide ongoing training, mentoring, and guidance.
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Ultimus’ Generative Low-Code Development Platform Continues Third Straight Year of Global Customer Growth

New York, NY – July 19, 2018 – Ultimus, the long-time low-code BPM technology innovation leader and winner of Germany’s 2018 IT Innovation Award for blockchain process capabilities, announced today the continued rapid global expansion of their Composed Process Solutions customers base.  

With the recent addition of several new customers in Taiwan, Composed Process Solutions (CPS), the only low-code BPM platform that generates business process software solutions from business-level requirements, is now deployed in the government, biotechnology, life sciences, banking, telecom, and insurance sectors across every continent and major regional market. 

CPS is part of a comprehensive and tightly-integrated Digital Process Automation platform that also includes the patented Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite and Ultimus Advanced Task Service, the only technology that ensures the productivity, performance, and scalability of in-production business process applications.

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MWD Advisors recommends blockchain for business process automation

Ultimus eliminates digital process automation vulnerability.

New York, NY – May 2, 2018 – MWD Advisors, a UK-based digital technology research and advisory firm, today published a report on the use of public blockchain technology in automated business processes.

In this report, MWD’s Craig Wentworth, a leading expert in “blockchain for business” initiatives, describes how public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum can create timestamped, immutable, and accessible proofs of the execution and outcome of processes in banking, law, education, and other verticals.

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Ultimus Announces Success with Qatar Government Agency Using its Newest Technology Platform

Posted on: April 25, 2018

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs (ADLSA) in Qatar continues to see growing success after having automated several processes in the past year using Ultimus’ Composed Process Solutions (CPS) platform. ADLSA is a government agency that plans and conducts studies related to citizens’ care in order to provide social welfare and housing support.

Ultimus Composed Process Solutions is a revolutionary new workflow technology that produces unmatched gains in software delivery time, quality, manageability, cost, and business value. Using CPS, Ultimus implementers gathered specific requirements for ADLSA, and the Composed Process Solutions technology took care of the rest, automatically generating custom solutions in real-time from a standardized architecture, using proven, optimized, and error-free solution assets.

Of the most notable processes that ADLSA has automated with Ultimus, are building permit solutions, which are available to every citizen in Qatar. In only the first two months after production, over 400 external building permit requests had already been created.

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Ultimus Successfully Deploys Composed Process Solutions-based Processes for County Government

Numerous processes serving 4,500 users achieve automation goals.

New York, NY  April 19, 2018 – Ultimus has successfully implemented automated business process solutions for over 150 government customers, customers that span every level of government and every continent.  

Today, Ultimus announced the release of a new case study examining how one particular customer, a county government in Virginia employing approximately 3,600 people in 37 agencies, achieved their process automation goals by automating ten Human Resources-related processes using Ultimus Composed Process Solutions (CPS).

Recognizing that the challenges of modern business could not be met through conventional automation technologies, this customer selected a platform purpose-built for digital process automation – Composed Process Solutions.

Using CPS, this customer sped up and streamlined operations, simplified solution management, and improved employee experience by consolidating HR processes into a single interconnected solution family that inherently shared data and could be managed globally, rather than point solutions.

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Ultimus Wins 2018 IT Innovation Award for BPM Technology

Inspiring. Alive. Digital. Under this motto, several hundred companies with their innovative IT solutions applied to the 2018 IT Innovation Awards (Innovationspreis-IT 2018), and stood up to the verdict of the expert judges.

German 2018 IT-Innovation Award IconNew York, NY  April 12, 2018 – German online media firm Huber Verlag für Neue Medien, and its partners announced that Ultimus, Inc., a leading global provider of business process-related technology and enterprise solutions, was selected as the winner of the 2018 IT Innovation Award for its technology platform: Composed Process Solutions, a blockchain-enabled BPM product.

Now in its 15th year, the German Innovationspreis-IT award winners are selected by a panel of industry experts in 38 different Information Technology categories.

In the 2018 Business Process Management category, the Innovationspreis-IT judges recognized the ability of Composed Process Solutions to quickly and easily blockchain-enable enterprise software applications.

Using the blockchain capability of Composed Process Solutions, and the Tierion anchoring platform, Ultimus customers are provided with an exceptionally strong method of ensuring the secure, transparent, authentic, and credible execution of their business processes across all process participants – from customers, to suppliers, to partners, and even IoT devices – by anchoring documents and process data to a blockchain in a scalable, cost effective, and standardized way.

Leigh Michl, Ultimus’ Chairman & CEO, said “We are proud to be recognized by the Innovationspreis-IT experts for overcoming one of the principal challenges of digital transformation – ensuring the integrity of process data and documents. I’d like to recognize and thank the many, many Ultimus colleagues whose vision and tenacity helped us create the most innovative and powerful digital process automation platform available”.


Ultimus Webinar: Blockchain - A Practical Reality for Digital Process Automation

Original air date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Run Time: 27 minutes

This webinar is now over. View the recording here.

The world is abuzz with talk of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: their meteoric rises and falls in value, their potential to displace our currencies. But underlying the hype is blockchain, an historic advance in software architecture that has implications far beyond currency.

The purpose of this webinar is to dispel the confusion around blockchain and explain its role in enterprise business technology and processes. Learn how recent technology innovations quickly and easily overcome the practical challenges of implementing blockchain and can make blockchain-enabled applications a reality today.

In this webinar, Ultimus and leading blockchain industry experts discuss and demonstrate how business process management and blockchain technologies combine to solve fundamental problems facing digital business initiatives in banking, healthcare, law, medical technology, government, compliance - and virtually every other industry.

Presenters:

wayne-tieron.jpgWayne Vaughan

Wayne Vaughan is the CEO of Tierion, a startup that uses the blockchain to prove the integrity and timestamp of any data, file, or business process. He also serves as an Advisor to Blockchain Capital. In 1997, Wayne created one of Connecticut’s leading digital agencies. He pioneered the development of marketing automation software and was named one of Connecticut’s Top 40 under 40 business people. In 2004, he was a member of the first amateur team to launch a rocket into space.

 

Carsten-591699-edited.pngCarsten Neumann

Carsten is Senior Vice President of Ultimus, Inc. where he has global responsibility for delivering automated business process solutions using Composed Process Solutions, Ultimus’ low-code solutions implementation technology.   Prior to joining Ultimus in 2013, Carsten was Director of Tool and Process Architecture, Process Management, Continuous Improvement and Development for Computacenter. He also held management positions at GE CompuNet, Xerox, and Agip.

 

What viewers will learn:

  • How blockchain solves the fundamental problems of automated business processes, digital assets, and electronic documents
  • How new technologies reduce the risk of becoming an early adopter in this fast-moving space
  • How to rapidly delivery blockchain-enabled applications today

Who should watch:

  • Anyone seeking a practical, real world understanding of blockchain in the enterprise
  • Business leaders driving digital business initiatives
  • CIOs, CTOs, and Enterprise Architects
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Introducing Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017

Posted: December 24, 2017

Ultimus announces the release of its latest BPM Suite with numerous cloud, solution creation, and system integration improvements and enhancements.

Ultimus, Inc., developer of Ultimus Composed Process Solutions, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite, and Ultimus Advanced Task Service, announced today the availability of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017 (Ultimus 2017), the successor to Ultimus 2016 and the latest in its version 8 product family.

Ultimus 2017 contains numerous improvements and feature enhancements which greatly improve cloud usage, solution creation and system integration capabilities including IaaS support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and IBM Cloud, allowing customers and partners to create Ultimus based PaaS and SaaS solutions.

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017 improvements and enhancements include:

  • Cloud support e.g. Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS or IBM Cloud
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) support in WebService Flobot and Process and Form Actions
  • Build in support for key Composed Process Solutions (CPS) capabilities including CPS Standardized Request & UI Service and CPS Solution Bus
  • BPM Engine enhancements that improve transaction handling
  • Support for new technologies such as Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Oracle 12c, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange 365, Office 2016, Outlook 2016 and Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Additional performance enhancements, features, and fixes.

Upgrading to Ultimus 2017

Ultimus 2017 has no technological or architectural breaks with Ultimus 2014 or Ultimus 2016; therefore, there is no need for process or database migrations when upgrading.

With Ultimus 2017, support for certain older Ultimus technologies such as Ultimus Thin Client is discontinued. These changes necessitate certain configuration changes for existing installations. As always, Ultimus assistance in upgrading can be arranged through your account manager or by contacting us at upgrade@ultimus.com.

Detailed information about each new feature and enhancement in this version can be found in the Release Notes.

In order to access Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017, please sign up to schedule an advisory call. During the call, we will assist you with the proper actions you will need to take in order to proceed.

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Introducing Ultimus WebClient and Ultimus Advanced Task Service 2017

Posted: December 22, 2017

Ultimus announces the release of its latest Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2017 (UATS/WebClient 2017) with numerous localization, performance and administration improvements and enhancements.

Ultimus, Inc., developer of Ultimus Composed Process Solutions, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite, and Ultimus Advanced Task Service, announced today the availability of Ultimus Advanced Task with Ultimus Web Client 2017 (UATS/WebClient 2017), the successor to UATS/WebClient 2016.

UATS/WebClient 2017 contains numerous improvements and feature enhancements, which greatly improve usage with localized solutions and usability on mobile devices.

Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2017 improvements and enhancements include:

  • Fully localized solutions, including localized process and step names, and localized graphical and textual process statuses
  • Greatly improved usability on mobile devices
  • Rule-based organization of Initiation Tasks in folders allowing a structured, folder based representation, in addition to the standard all-in-one overview
  • Built-in support for key Composed Process Solutions (CPS) capabilities including CPSStandardized Request & UI Service and CPSSolution Bus
  • New localization administration interface
  • Optimized synchronization between Ultimus BPM Servers and UATS for heavy load environments and multi-BPM server architecture
  • Support for new technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and Oracle 12c
  • Additional performance enhancements, features, and fixes

Upgrading to UATS/WebClient 2017

As always, Ultimus assistance in upgrading can be arranged through your Account Manager or by contacting us at upgrade@ultimus.com.

Detailed information about each new feature and enhancement in this version can be found in the Release Notes.

In order to access Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2017, please sign up for an UATS/WebClient request call. During the call, we will assist you with the proper actions you will need to take in order to proceed.

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Ultimus Announces New Customer Resources

Posted: Novemver 2, 2017

Over the past year, Ultimus has created a variety of resources to help customers on their digital transformation journey. Here are just a few:

Version Upgrade Requests
Now that most Ultimus Version 7 and Version 8 releases are no longer supported, we wanted to remind you that assistance is available, and recommended, when upgrading to Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016, Ultimus Advanced Task Service 2016, and the pending release of the 2017 versions of these products.

Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Management Solution
Ultimus has made available for trial a fully functional business process automated with Ultimus Composed Process Solutions. Citizen Inquiry, is a generalized version of a CPS solution used various Ultimus government customers to efficiently automate the fulfillment of citizen information requests, complaints, compliments, and suggestions.

Digital Automation Platforms Webinar
MWD Advisors co-founder Neil Ward-Dutton joins Ultimus SVP Carsten Neumann and PROceed BPM co-founder Eric Ritchie to discuss the role of Digital Automation Platforms in digital transformation and demonstrate how Ultimus Composed Process Solutions can deliver and deploy business process software applications with unmatched speed, quality, cost, and business value.

Time Sheets and Leave Request Video Case Study
See a brief demonstration of Time Sheet Approval and Paid Time Off Request processes automated with Composed Process Solutions.

Composed Process Solutions Proof-of-Concept
Briefly describe your existing Ultimus process, or one you’d like to automate, and we will build and demo it using our Composed Process Solutions platform - and we’ll do it for free.


Ultimus Webinar: Successful Digital Transformation – Begin with the End in Mind

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Original air date: September 26, 2017

Digital Transformation is today’s imperative and enterprises are accelerating efforts to digitize every aspect of their business to realize it.  But ever-faster delivery of individual business software applications is not transformative.  You need to begin with the end in mind!

In this webinar, Neil Ward-Dutton, co-founder and Research Director of MWD Advisors, will describe the challenges of Digital Transformation as well as the goals, thinking, and technologies that define, guide, and facilitate lasting strategic advantage in the digital age.

Carsten Neumann, Ultimus’ Senior Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, explains how Ultimus applied modern product line engineering and automated manufacturing principles to create Composed Process Solutions – a Digital Automation Platform designed specifically to meet the challenge of digital transformation: creating a seamless, flexible, end-to-end digital enterprise.

Eric Ritchie, a Partner and co-founder of PROceed BPM, demonstrates how this new paradigm for software development can be applied to deliver and deploy software with unmatched speed, quality, cost, and business value.


Ultimus Webinar: Traditional BPM Gives Way to Digital Process Automation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
10:30 ET / 4:30 CET / 6:30 GST

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BPM is undergoing a profound change. Where cost savings were once the primary driver of BPM projects, the emphasis is changing to customer experience and, ultimately, to digital transformation.

In this webinar, guest presenter and Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst Rob Koplowitz will explain Forrester’s rationale for replacing “Business Process Management” (BPM) with “Digital Process Automation” (DPA) and how the digitization of all business functions – and turning data into insights that provide a better customer experience - is an imperative that will become the strategic differentiator of the future. 

Usama Mehmood will present the Ultimus Composed Process Solutions vision of Digital Process Automation: Replacing today’s notion of business process automation – doing what we do today in electronic form – with a new notion – turning business processes into digital assets that can be composed and recomposed on demand for ongoing business transformation.

Brian Patsy will provide specific, “real world” examples of the benefits and ROI of DPA, how new thinking and new tools can fulfill critical, unmet business needs faster and at a fraction of the cost of other approaches. 

Key Takeaways:

  • DPA tools must be inexpensive, easy to adopt, and offer rapid deployment and iteration
  • Avoid process automation technologies that create digital islands and multiply complexity
  • Software families that inherently work together are a must for customer-obsessed organizations

 


Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 and 2014 R2 Product Retirement Announcement

Ultimus BPM Suite 2014 R1/R2 Will Soon Be Retired and Support Discontinued

Posted March 30, 2017

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017, the latest Version of our Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite, will be released in April 2017. In order to provide our customers with the best product experience and support, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016 and 2017 will soon become the only supported Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suites (besides Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3).

The following versions will be officially retired and all technical support will be discontinued:

  • Effective July 1, 2018: Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 and 2014 R2

All customers still using Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 or 2014 R2 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2017 prior to above listed retirement date in order to maintain a supported Ultimus installation.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager regarding upgrade support and maintenance plan options.


Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2015 Product Retirement Announcement

Ultimus Advanced Task Service (UATS) with Ultimus WebClient 2015 Will Soon Be Retired and Support Discontinued

Posted March 30, 2017

Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2017, the newest WebClient Version is planned to be released in Q2 2017.In order to provide our customers with the best product experience and support, Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2016 and 2017 will soon become the only supported versions.

The following versions will be officially retired and all technical support will be discontinued:

  • Effective July 1, 2018: Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2015 (incl. all prior versions)

All customers still using Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2015 (or prior) are strongly encouraged to upgrade to latest UATS/WebClient Version prior to above listed retirement date in order to maintain a supported Ultimus installation.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager regarding upgrade support and maintenance plan options.


Webinar: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Low-Code Platforms

Original air date: January 25, 2017

In a world where speed is more important than size, both survival and success require new thinking, strategies, and technologies.

Our guest presenter John R. Rymer, Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst, explains how Application Development & Delivery must evolve to realize true transformation: an entire enterprise in digital form, capable of innovating, changing, and responding at the speed of digital.

Mohamed Omar, President – Ultimus MEA, shows us that digital enterprise of the future. A radical new future where we compose, recompose, and generate software families – software families that solve higher order business problems - on demand using digital assets in a common Digital Solution Ecosystem - created and managed by Ultimus Composed Process Solutions.

Nasir Hussain, BPM and Group Risk Solutions Specialist with National Bank of Abu Dhabi, brings an industry perspective to digital transformation using Low-code development platforms and describes the strategies he has employed to succeed in an industry being transformed by digital technology.

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Upcoming Ultimus Webinar: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Low-Code Platforms

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 AM ET / 5:00 PM CET / 8:00 PM GST

In a world where speed is more important than size, both survival and success require new thinking, strategies, and technologies.

Our guest presenter, Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst John R. Rymer, will explain how Application Development & Delivery must evolve to realize true transformation: an entire enterprise in digital form, capable of innovating, changing, and responding at the speed of digital.

Mohamed Omar, President – Ultimus MEA, will show us that digital enterprise of the future.  A radical new future where we compose, recompose, and generate software families – software families that solve higher order business problems - on demand using digital assets in a common Digital Solution Ecosystem - created and managed by Ultimus Composed Process Solutions

In an earlier webinar, Forrester Research Principal Analyst Clay Richardson explained that digital transformation had challenged traditional BPM technologies and fueled the emergence of “Low-Code Development Platforms”.   Ultimus introduced its Composed Process Solutions technology, a novel “industrial approach” to low-code development that produces unmatched gains in application delivery time, quality, manageability, cost - and business value.

This webinar will take attendees a step further: demonstrating the digital enterprise of the future in action today.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Transformation requires a new, fundamentally different approach to AD&D
  • Successful businesses need reusable digital assets
  • Creating a “solution ecosystem” will be the cornerstone of business success

Who should attend:

  • Business leaders driving digital business initiatives
  • IT Leaders
  • AD&D Professionals and BPM Professionals
Update: This webinar is now over. Please view the recording here.

 


Now Available: Ultimus WebClient 2016 / Ultimus Advanced Task Service 2016

Posted June 27th, 2016

Ultimus announces the release of Ultimus Advanced Task Service and Ultimus WebClient 2016 (UATS/WebClient 2016). This release includes an entirely new end user interface that optimizes usability for mobile devices, as well as for desktops and laptops. UATS/Ultimus WebClient 2016 has also been enhanced to provide enterprise-scale performance, security, and usability for all Ultimus BPM suite customers, and for Ultimus Composed Process Solutions (CPS) customers in particular.

Customers deploying Ultimus Advanced Task Service and Ultimus WebClient 2016 will benefit from:

  • Usability and performance enhancements such as:
    • Entirely new, intuitive, easy-to-use WebClient interface that is greatly enhanced for mobile and touchscreen devices;
    • A cohesive, highly integrated work environment with Ultimus solutions;
    • Faster, secure opening of CPS and custom forms;
    • Enhanced localization support; and
    • Simplified folder sharing.
  • Administration and operation simplifications and enhancements such as:
    • Flexible user folders that can be defined with centrally-managed rules;
    • Improved external data synchronization, especially with Oracle; and
    • Simplified and optimized UATS Administrator user rights handling.
  • Performance and stability improvements including:
    • Faster WebClient-UATS communication using WebSockets;
    • Optimized and enhanced synchronization between Ultimus BPM Servers and UATS, as well as improved and simplified housekeeping;
    • Revised cache behavior to increase the speed of frequently performed searches; and
    • Improved login and refresh of processes for faster response times.

More detailed information about these and other new features and enhancements in this version can be found in the UATS/WebClient 2016 Release Notes.

In order to ensure the best possible experience with this new release, we ask that customers complete the UATS/WebClient request form prior to accessing Ultimus Advanced Task with Ultimus WebClient 2016.


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Ultimus Announces Composed Process Solutions for Human Resources

June 24, 2016  —  Ultimus announces the successful deployment of three new Composed Process Solutions-based processes for Human Resources:  New Employee Onboarding, Employee Separation/Termination, and Employee Salary Adjustment Approval.

Composed Process Solutions (CPS) employs the principles of product line engineering and automated manufacturing to create a software “application factory” for BPM-based workflow solutions.  Instead of “handcrafting” one-off solutions using development tools like BPM Suites or Low Code development platforms, CPS allows implementers to simply describe solutions that are generated automatically in real-time from a standardized architecture and proven, optimized, and high-quality solution assets.  The result: Order of magnitude improvements in solution delivery time, quality, and cost.

This trio of solutions showcases several key benefits of the Ultimus Composed Process Solution approach including:

  • Rapid implementation of process automation workflow solutions;
  • A consistent look and feel and integrated solution work environment to reduce training;
  • Global solutions management and cross-solution compatibility;
  • Optimized responsive design and device detection to seamlessly extend solutions to mobile devices; and
  • Ready deployment and extension without recompiling or stopping and restarting servers.

Although CPS enjoys many fundamental advantages over other development approaches, the addition of each new CPS solution further increases the scope of reusable assets that are available to new CPS solutions - and reduces the effort manage and maintain them.  

To see how these latest Composed Process Solutions could benefit your organization, or to see the power of CPS with your business solution, sign up here.


 

Ultimus Announces Composed Process Solutions Go-Live: Travel Expense Reporting

June 9, 2016 — Ultimus announces that it has successfully deployed a new Composed Process Solutions-based employee travel expense reporting and approval process. 

Composed Process Solutions (CPS) employs the principles of product line engineering and automated manufacturing to create a software “application factory” for BPM-based workflow solutions. Instead of “handcrafting” one-off solutions using development tools like BPM Suites or Low Code development platforms, CPS allows implementers to simply describe solutions that are generated automatically in real-time from a standardized architecture and proven, optimized, and high-quality solution assets. The result: Order of magnitude improvements in solution delivery time, quality, and cost.

Our customer, a mid-sized multi-national software company, faced the challenge of managing numerous independent systems for internal and customer-billable travel as well as for various currencies and languages. They selected CPS as the best approach to quickly and cost effectively (1) implement a single solution that covers the full spectrum of their needs and (2) extend the process to mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones.

The new CPS travel solution allows employees to report expenses and upload receipts from any device; assign expenses to departments, regions, or customer projects; and report and be reimbursed in multiple currencies.  As the request moves through the approval process, any participant can select the language localization they are most comfortable working with. Finally, the solution is integrated with SharePoint (for document retention) and Great Plains (for general ledger).

In less than one month, our customer was able to implement a solution that eliminated multiple redundant solutions, more accurately and quickly re-bills customer project expenses, and provides visibility into expense trends. 

In addition, the standardized CPS approach will allow other processes, such as a planned travel pre-approval process, to work together seamlessly and be implemented with minimal additional end-user training.

Get started here to see the power of CPS with your business solution.

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Ultimus Announces Release of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016

Ultimus is pleased to announce that Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016, the seventh and most important release in its Version 8 family of products, is available now.

Posted December 18th, 2015

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016 contains numerous and important enhancements and new functionality that greatly improves solution creation, administration, documentation, and reporting capabilities, as well as support of new technologies.

As Ultimus 2016 has no technological, architectural, or usage breaks with its direct predecessors, there are no migration requirements when upgrading from Ultimus 8.4 or from Ultimus 2014.

New enhancements of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016 include:

  • The ability to create zero-footprint forms directly and natively form Ultimus BPM Studio
  • The ability to automatically generate extensive and detailed HTML format Process Solution Documentation and to define custom documentation templates
  • A Process Administrator EIK enabling automated process administration using WCF Web Services
  • Process Administrator Enhancements that enable filtering of Incidents and Tasks federated across multiple process versions
  • The ability to add custom user fields to the Ultimus OrgChart
  • The ability for end-users to login from multiple devices concurrently
  • Support for the Ultimus WebClient with Ultimus Advanced Task Service (UATS) 2015, which are available separately, as well as support for the upcoming 2016 releases of these technologies
  • Support for new additional Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014

A complete list of new features and enhancements can be found in the Release Notes.

Prior to accessing Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016, we ask that you schedule an advisory call so that we can provide you with the best possible experience with this new release.

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Announcing the Release of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 CP1

Posted October 8th, 2015

Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 Cumulative Patch 1 (CP1) is now available, and contains all improvements since the release of Version 7.3.

Updates and improvements in V7.3 CP1 include:

  • Faster loading of inbox tasks in Ultimus Standard Client
  • Improved Ultimus BPM Database type handling
  • Better performance of Step Recipient in Ultimus Reports
  • Proper handling of large number of group members by the Ultimus engine
  • Improved reassigned tasks in Ultimus Administrator
  • Ultimus Organization Chart changes are processed and reflected immediately in the processes
  • Starting new processes no longer affects availability of the engine
  • EIK calls are handled properly by the Org Chart module
  • Database queries run more smoothly

Please note Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 CP1 is compatible with the English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese BPM Suite releases. More details about the release and the download links can be found in the Downloads area.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager regarding upgrade support options.


Ultimus WebClient 2016 Preview

Ultimus WebClient 2016 with New GUI and Enhanced Mobile Support

Posted October 08, 2015

The upcoming January 2016 release of Ultimus WebClient and UATS 2016 will include many improvements in user interface, mobile device usability, and administration such as:

  • A new GUI with significant design changes, new colors and icons, and a strong focus on usability and user experience on touch-devices and devices with smaller screens;
  • The ability for Administrators to create Centrally Defined Folders and Rules; and
  • Native support for Ultimus Composed Process Solution (CPS) Forms, thereby creating a highly efficient, tightly integrated solution workspace.

As Microsoft is discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 on January 12, 2016 Ultimus WebClient 2016 will not support IE8. Ultimus WebClient 2016 does provide support for a variety of HTML 5 browsers including Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, and Firefox.


Ultimus BPM Suite 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2 Product Retirement Announcement

Ultimus BPM Suite Versions 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 Will Soon Be Retired and Support Discontinued

Posted August 6, 2015

Ultimus BPM Suite Version 7.3 was released during April 2014. Version 7.3 has proven quite solid and contains numerous improvements. In order to provide our customers with the best product experience and support, Version 7.3 will soon become the only supported Ultimus BPM Suite 7 based version.

The following versions will be officially retired and all technical support will be discontinued:

  • Effective January 1, 2016: Ultimus BPM Suite 7.0 and 7.1 incl. SP's and CP's
  • Effective July 1, 2016: Ultimus BPM Suite 7.2 and 7.2 CP1

All customers still using Ultimus BPM Suite 7.0 – 7.2 CP1 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 prior to January 1 / July 1, 2016 in order to maintain a supported Ultimus installation.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager regarding upgrade support and maintenance plan options.


Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 Product Retirement Announcement

Ultimus BPM Suite 8.0-8.4 Will Soon Be Retired and Support Discontinued

Posted August 6, 2015

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2 (Release 2), the latest BPM Suite 8 Version, was released during December 2014. Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 has proven quite solid and contains numerous improvements. In order to provide our customers with the best product experience and support, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 (R1 & R2), along with the future planned release for Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2016, will soon become the only supported Ultimus BPM Suite 8 based version.

The following versions will be officially retired and all technical support will be discontinued:

  • Effective January 1, 2016: Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.0 and 8.1 incl. SP's and CP's
  • Effective July 1, 2016: Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.2 and 8.3 incl. SP's and CP's
  • Effective January 1, 2017: Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.4

All customers still using Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.0 – 8.4 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2 prior to above listed retirement dates in order to maintain a supported Ultimus installation.

Please contact your Ultimus account manager regarding upgrade support and maintenance plan options.


Announcing the Release of Ultimus WebClient and UATS 2015

Posted July 1st, 2015

Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2015 has just been released and is now available to Ultimus customers. UATS/WebClient 2015 contains several important features and improvements for end users, simplifications and enhancements in administration, and operation and enhancements for high load and mission critical environments, especially in relation to load balancing and business continuity.

UATS/WebClient 2015 enhancements include:

  • End-user usability and performance enhancements
    • Login procedure improvements with reduced login time
    • New “Login as…” option (if SSO is used)
    • Column order in all Templates can be changed within UATS Administrator
    • Various GUI and handling improvements, e.g. with Drag-and-drop of Tasks to Folders, Assigning Tasks or with Sharing Folders
  • Simplifications and enhancements in administration and operation
    • Ease in Alias handling (process version independence option where a newly created Alias can re-use a prior definition from an earlier version of the process)
    • Configurable date and time zones for UATS logging
    • Installation improvements (e.g. when installing in DMZ architecture)
  • Stability and performance enhancements
    • Service startup, service communication and service monitoring (especially with UATS in an NLB environment)
    • Various database improvements (especially when using Oracle database)

More detailed information about these new features and enhancements in this version can be found in the UATS/WebClient 2015 Release Notes.

It is highly recommended that customers using the 2014 R1/R2 versions upgrade to the latest 2015 release to benefit from latest improvements, to maximize performance, and for the best possible support.

To ensure the best experience with this new release, we ask that customers complete the UATS/WebClient request form prior to accessing UATS/WebClient 2015.

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Introducing the Availability of Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 2014 R2

Posted March 27th, 2015

Ultimus Advanced Task with Ultimus Web Client 2014 R2 (UATS/WebClient 2014 R2) is now available and contains several important improvements for high load and mission critical environments, especially in relation to load balancing and business continuity.

UATS/WebClient 2014 R2 enhancements include:

  • Support for Network Load Balancing (NLB) environments: In order to facilitate scalability and redundancy, customers with UATS Enterprise L2 or L3 licenses can now operate UATS/WebClient on multiple NLB servers and against network load balanced BPM servers.
  • Business continuity and failover capabilities: As part of the NLB support, several new failover mechanisms that ensure business continuity in mission critical and enterprise class environments are now available with this release.
  • Speed and robustness:
    • Significantly faster system startup times thus faster system availability;
    • Dramatically increased speed and reliability of data synchronization with single and distributed BPM Servers.
  • Improvements to WebClient features such as Search and Future Task Assignment.
  • Improvements to UATS Administrator including Advanced Configuration and Service Start/Stop capabilities.

More detailed information about the new features and enhancements in this version can be found in the UATS/WebClient 2014 R2 Release Notes.

In order to ensure the best possible experience with this new release, we ask that customers complete the UATS/WebClient request form prior to accessing UATS/WebClient 2014 R2.


Announcing the Support of Traditional Chinese Systems with the Latest Ultimus BPM Suites

Posted March 26th, 2015

Ultimus is pleased to announce that Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2, the latest Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8 version, has been successfully tested in Traditional Chinese (TC) environments.

In addition, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2 now fully supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 TC, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 TC, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 TC x64.


Introducing Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2

Posted December 10th, 2014

Ultimus is pleased to announce that Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2, the latest Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8 release, is now available.

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 contains various improvements for high load and mission critical environments, especially regarding security, privacy, compliance and business continuity.

As part of this effort, a new module “Ultimus Audit and Log” is available separately.

As Ultimus 2014 R2 (release 2) has no technological, architectural, or usage breaks with its direct predecessors, there are no migration requirements when upgrading from Ultimus 8.4 or from Ultimus 2014 R1 (release 1).

As part of Ultimus’ Enterprise Solution Strategy, the numbering format for the Ultimus 8 product line has been changed from the former 8.x naming convention.

New enhancements of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2 include:

  • Authentication and authorization additions for enhanced security
  • Login dialogs for Ultimus System Administrator and Ultimus FloStation Configuration to allow login using LDAP or directories configured
  • BPM Studio Configuration enhancements, including the introduction of access rights in BPM Studio configuration for security reasons
  • Enhancements for Network Load Balanced environments
  • Ability for BPM Studio Configuration to work in Network Load Balancing (NLB) including multi-server support
  • Improvements for BPM Studio publishing in NLB environments
  • Support for Ultimus Audit and Log, a new add-on module
  • Allows for tracking (audit and logging) of configuration and system changes in Ultimus administrative modules, BPM Studio, Organization Chart, FloStation Configuration and BPM Studio Configuration (Please check with your Account Manager for details)
  • Native support for the Ultimus Advanced Task Service (UATS) with Ultimus WebClient 2014 R1, which are available separately, as well as support for the upcoming 2014 R2 releases of these technologies
  • Support for new additional Microsoft technologies such as Exchange Online email support (as part of Office 365)

More detailed information about each new feature and enhancement in this version can be found in the Release Notes.

In order to access Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R2, please sign up to schedule an advisory call. During the call, we will assist you with the proper actions you will need to take in order to proceed.


Introducing the Ultimus Case Creation Wizard: An Easier Way to Get Your Support Issues Solved Faster

Posted September 22th, 2014

Every system needs to be performing on its full scale in order to get maximum output. Sometimes issues in the production environment can cause a system to not work efficiently and the desired goals cannot be achieved. If any such issue were to occur, Ultimus now has a new and easy way to resolve support issues faster.

The Ultimus Support Case Creation Wizard (CCW) is a new tool inside the Ultimus Customer Portal that allows you to more quickly submit and resolve support cases.

Simply launch the CCW and let it run to collect data about your BPM system. Once connected to the internet, the CCW allows automatic case creation and will automatically attach all the required and previously collected data. Ultimus will then have all the info we need to analyze and solve the issue much faster than ever before.

  • Skip the tedious tasks – Information and system data collection is automated. Data entry is therefore auto-populated when submitting a support case so you don’t have to worry about filling out all of your configuration information.
  • Keep your data secure – The CCW has been designed to protect and secure all of your data. No confidential information will be accessed or stored, and all information will be transferred only when you want it to happen. You also have the option to view all collected data before submitting your case.
  • Reduce time-to-resolution – After a case is submitted, the Ultimus Support Team will then immediately have all information on hand to identify the cause of your system issue more rapidly. Multiple requests for additional or corrected data are no longer necessary.

Announcing the Support of Traditional Chinese Systems with the Latest Ultimus BPM Suites

Posted August 22th, 2014

Ultimus is pleased to announce that Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1, the latest Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8 version, has been successfully tested in Traditional Chinese (TC) environments. Ultimus 2014 R1 is now fully supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 TC, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 TC and Microsoft Windows 8.1 TC x64.

In addition, the Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 TC version is also now available, which contains all improvements of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3. Ultimus 7.3 TC was successfully tested in Traditional Chinese (TC) environments, and Ultimus 7.3 TC is now fully supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 TC, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 TC, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 TC x64.


Announcing the Support of Simplified Chinese Systems with the Latest Ultimus BPM Suite 7

Posted August 22th, 2014

Ultimus is pleased to announce that the Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 SC (Simplified Chinese) version is also now available, which contains all improvements of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3.


Announcing the Support of Japanese Systems with the Latest Ultimus BPM Suite 7

Posted August 22th, 2014

Ultimus is pleased to announce that the Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 JP (Japanese) version is also now available, which contains all improvements of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3.


Release of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1

Posted May 30, 2014

Ultimus is pleased to announce that Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1, the latest Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8 version, is now available.

As part of our Enterprise Solution Strategy, Ultimus has decided to change the numbering format for its Ultimus 8 product line, moving away from the former 8.x naming convention.

Ultimus 2014 R1, the direct successor of Ultimus 8.4, has no technological, architectural, or usage breaks with its predecessor. In other words, Ultimus 2014 R1 has no migration requirements when upgrading from Ultimus 8.4.

Ultimus 2014 contains many innovations that allow Ultimus-based solutions to incorporate benefits of the Ultimus Solution Framework technologies. In addition, Ultimus 2014 contains various usability and quality improvements, as well as provides support for the most recent Microsoft technologies.

New enhancements of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 include

  • native support for the new Ultimus Advanced Task Service (UATS) with Ultimus WebClient 3.0, as well as upcoming 2014 releases of these technologies;
  • the foundation for tracking (Audit and Logging) of configuration and system changes in Ultimus administrative modules, starting with Ultimus Process Administrator, Ultimus System Administrator, and Ultimus Director;
  • BPM Studio Configuration enhancements, including the ability for BPM Studio Configuration to work remotely, login dialog for BPM Studio Configuration, and login via LDAP;
  • enhancements for process-level configuration to archive/delete completed incidents;
  • additional checks in process publishing to prevent data corruption (when upgrading from existing versions);
  • ASCII Flobot enhancements with the addition of new delimiters to support out-of-the-box CSV export;
  • EIK enhancements, e.g., retrieval of ‘playback’ data for incidents;
  • resolutions for previously reported customer issues; and
  • support for new additional Microsoft technologies such as IE11, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Release of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3.

Posted April 15, 2014

This release will provide Ultimus 7 customers with a significantly improved BPM Suite 7. Containing numerous usability and quality improvements, Ultimus 7.3 provides support for the latest technologies, and has greatly enhanced Ultimus Engine and Server performance and robustness. These enhancements make Ultimus 7.3 the fastest and most reliable Ultimus 7 release yet.

New enhancements of Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3 include:

  • Native support for the new Ultimus Advanced Task Service with Ultimus WebClient 3.0
  • Greatly improved Ultimus Engine and Server robustness and stability – no issues while testing with more than 100,000 incidents
  • Significantly improved Ultimus Engine and Server performance
    • Most server functions are now 5% - 20% faster when handling large amounts of data
    • Ultimus Administrator now handles operations up to 5 times faster
    • Ultimus Report generation can be as much as 5 times faster
  • Support for customer specific performance optimization services – please get in touch with your Ultimus Account Manager for details
  • Support for new Microsoft technologies (Windows 8 / 8.1, IE 10 and IE 11, Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2, MS SQL Server 2012, Microsoft Office 2013)
  • Additional resolutions for previously reported customer issues

In order to access Ultimus BPM Suite 7.3, please sign up to schedule an advisory call. During the call, we will assist you with the proper actions you will need to take in order to proceed.

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