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Ultimus Announces Significant New Enterprise Functionality with Powerful First Release of Adaptive Business Process Management Suite 2014
The New Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014: Complete Solution with a New Name and New Features Increases Enterprise Productivity and Performance
Complete Solution with a New Name and New Features Increases Enterprise Productivity and Performance
New York, NY – June 6, 2014 – Ultimus, a leading global provider of enterprise business solutions and developer of one of the most widely used business process management (BPM) software suites in the world, is pleased to announce the release of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1. This release is the first of two planned releases of this latest version of Ultimus BPM Suite 8. Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 includes an advanced set of new BPM features that rapidly enhance enterprise performance. Deployed at over 2,000 companies worldwide, Ultimus and its leading edge software suite provide the industry's most complete and scalable platform for modeling, automating, managing and optimizing business processes. The second planned release of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 is scheduled for the end of September.
Change in Product Name
The new Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014, the direct successor of Ultimus Version 8.4, utilizes a new naming convention so that customers can more easily identify corresponding versions among various Ultimus product families. Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 has no technological, architectural, or usage breaks with its predecessor, meaning there are no migration requirements when upgrading from Ultimus 8.4.
New Product Features and Enhancements
With the Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1, Ultimus customers will experience significant usability and quality improvements, not to mention many new innovative features that will allow an organization’s automated process solutions to reap the many benefits of Ultimus Solution Framework technologies.
One important new feature of this release is the ability for all Ultimus design and administration modules to work remotely. This allows modules to be installed on a separate computer from Ultimus BPM Server and be accessed through a login dialog that is protected through Active Directory or LDAP authentication. This makes it possible for the Ultimus BPM Server to remain completely locked and untouched directly after installation, which increases the security of Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite deployments.
Other significant enhancements to the product are related to its many integration capabilities. With new delimiters, Ultimus ASCII FloBot, the simple automation wizard for text file generation, now natively supports exports from CSV to Excel. New Enterprise Integration Kit (EIK) methods now also have the ability to retrieve history data of completed process incidents, which allows playback of process activity.
To ensure the success of customer process deployments, Ultimus BPM Suite 2014 R1 is compatible with newer versions of Ultimus product lines and other infrastructure technologies including the new Ultimus Advanced Task Service (UATS) with WebClient 3.0, as well as compatibility for new Microsoft technologies (IE11, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2014 R2). By supporting these latest technologies, Ultimus 2014 R1 allows customers to protect their investment in process solutions and extend the value of their BPM initiatives.
“Together with Ultimus' other product lines and new initiatives, Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 2014 R1 is the next step of an important part in our enterprise solution strategy. Its power and flexibility builds on the premise that our customers will be able to move towards an enterprise approach to connect and streamline their business operations,” said Joachim Haas, Director Product Management Technology at Ultimus. "Ultimus 2014 R1 delivers unique capabilities and can be quickly adapted to our customers’ evolving business needs in order to deliver successful enterprise solutions."
Founded in 1994, Ultimus Inc. is a worldwide leader in providing business process management based enterprise solutions. Utilizing a combination of vertical expertise, services and the latest innovative technology, Ultimus builds and delivers solutions that allow organizations to solve their business challenges and reach their business goals. By implementing flexible solutions and seamlessly integrating with existing systems, Ultimus has automated thousands of key business processes allowing companies to increase profits, and dedicate more time to their business and customers. Ultimus provides solutions and accelerates the performance of organizations such as Sanofi, Mercantil Commercebank, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DHL, Charles Schwab, Lockheed Martin, Sony, Barclays Bank, Pfizer, and many more. The company is headquartered in North America, and has additional offices in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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