Greentree delivers business process management layer

The software will be released in August

Greentree has developed a business process management layer for its software that turns it from a transaction and processing system into a fully fledged business control system.

The software is in beta and will go to general release in August.

“It runs across the entire product and allows both internal and external processes and events to be managed,” says chief executive Peter Dickinson.

“You can create any rules. We’ve gone for a tightly integrated approach. This means rapid development of processes because the product doesn’t need to be taught or have any complex mapping built.

“That’s compared to ‘best of breed’, which has never worked economically for the mid-market because they don’t have the resources or dollars to cobble together disparate systems, and they live in the painful world of keeping the systems maintained and synchonised, even with the advancement of web services,” he says.

Dickinson says most BPM technologies begin at the enterprise level, organisations with big volumes.

“If they show real benefits, the mid-market begins to show interest but it needs quick, flexible, low-cost technology that can be easily deployed. That’s what we’re offering.”

The technology is based on Jade’s object architecture. Dickinson says he believes Greentree wouldn’t have been able to retro-fit an integrated BPM product without that architecture.

“We’ve released the beta to our partner channel, then into some customers before the full release.”

Jade appoints IT veteran to board

Jade Software has appointed veteran IT executive, director and investor Scott Gilmour to its board,effective from July 1. Gilmour worked for 12 years with Intel in both the US and New Zealand, working in a number of senior management and marketing positions. He co-founded a successful enterprise software company in the US in 1989, ABC Technologies, which was sold to SAS in 2002, and was an investor in and director of Right Hemisphere.

Currently he is a director of Nextspace, and a director of NZ Trade and Enterprise’s Beachheads Board.

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