Wizdom Releases ProcessWorks!® V.6.1 - Newest Release for the Worlds Best Process Modeling Suite, Links with Visio, Automatically Generates Rummler-Brache (Swim Lane) Diagrams from IDEF0 and Imports DoDAF Products from the DARS

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Wizdom Systems, Inc.®, celebrating its 17th year as a leader in providing Business Process Reengineering (BPR) software, training, and solutions, today announced the release of ProcessWorks! V.6.1 software. ProcessWorks! is a seamless suite of software tools for building, analyzing, and editing business process models. This new version links with Microsoft Visio, automatically generates Rummler-Brache (swim lane) diagrams from IDEF0 (the Integrated DEFinition Language) and imports DoDAF (DoD Architecture Framework) Products from the DARS (DoD Architecture Repository System. “With the resurgence of interest in BPR (Business Process ReEngineering) necessary to build Enterprise Architectures (EA), Wizdom has been working very hard to continue to provide the very best tools.” Said Wizdom Founder, Dennis E. Wisnosky. “This release is the first of many new products and updates which will provide the ability for end to end compliance with both the DoDAF and the DARS for the US Defense Department and compliance with the OMB Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF).”

Wizdom Systems, Inc.®, celebrating its 17th year as a leader in providing Business Process Reengineering (BPR) software, training, and solutions, today announced the release of ProcessWorks! V.6.1 software. ProcessWorks! is a seamless suite of software tools for building, analyzing, and editing business process models. This new version links with Microsoft Visio, automatically generates Rummler-Brache (swim lane) diagrams from IDEF0 (the Integrated DEFinition Language) and imports DoDAF (DoD Architecture Framework) Products from the DARS (DoD Architecture Repository System.

“With the resurgence of interest in BPR (Business Process ReEngineering) necessary to build Enterprise Architectures (EA), Wizdom has been working very hard to continue to provide the very best tools.” Said Wizdom Founder, Dennis E. Wisnosky. “This release is the first of many new products and updates which will provide the ability for end to end compliance with both the DoDAF and the DARS for the US Defense Department and compliance with the OMB Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF).”

Benefits of ProcessWorks! Version 6.1

•    Exports the semantics of IDEF0 to Microsoft Visio.

•    Imports OV-5 from DARS and generates IDEF0 Diagrams.

•    Generates Use Case Diagrams automatically.

•    Provides enhanced properties dialogue which generates Rummler-Brache Swim Lane diagrams automatically in Visio along with Time, Cost and Quality properties.

•    Provides the ability to build DoDAF work products OV-2, OV-4, OV-5, OV-6A, OV-7, SV-4, AV-2 and SV-11.

There are too many new features in ProcessWorks! V.6.1 to include here. We will focus on the Wizdom ProcessWorks! easy as 1, 2, 3 approach to building the essential DoDAF products.

ProcessWorks! enforces IDEF0 standards. ProcessWorks! uses either drag and drop features or textual lists to generate graphical models compliant with FIPS Publication 183. In addition, ProcessWorks! has embedded analysis tools and reports for Activity Based Costing and time line analysis, and an integrated Glossary with import and export of Glossary terms.

IN THE HARD COPY THERE IS A PICTURE HERE OF OV-5 AND THE WIZDOM 1, 2, 3 PROCESS DESCRIBED BELOW.

Building complete and compliant DoDAF products is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Wizdom ProcessWorks! 6.1

1.    Build the IDEF0 Activity model (OV-5) complete with the Integrated Glossary (AV-2).     Use the Integrated Text Diagram to build the Executive Summary of Your Architecture – the AV-1. It stays automatically linked to the OV-5 as does the AV-2.

2.    Generate a Use Case Diagram with a simple mouse click.

3.    As the IDEF0 diagram is built ProcessWorks! knows the primary inputs and outputs. At a mouse click, ProcessWorks! uses this to generate an activity model in the Rummler-Brache swim lane format in Visio. Here additional data can be added. If the user has added IER properties, to the IDEF0 diagram they are also automatically migrated to the Visio activity model.

IDEF0 Diagram at the A0 level. Note how all FIPS 183 rules are obeyed.

AV-1 is displayed as an IDEF0 text diagram with the built in Template.

IN THE HARD COPY THERE IS A PICTURE HERE OF THE WIZDOM AV-1 TEMPLATE.

AV-2 is maintained in ProcessWorks! for all DoDAF products.

IN THE HARD COPY THERE IS A PICTURE HERE OF THE WIZDOM AV-2.

Wizdom supports all of its products and services with intensive world class out of the box and customized training. ProcessWorks! V.6 is available in three editions that differ in capabilities, features and prices. ProcessWorks! V.6 is available directly through Wizdom or from any of our VARs around the world.    

About Wizdom

Since 1986, Wizdom has been a recognized leader in providing clients with innovative process-based business and software solutions. Wizdom’s integrated software, training and consulting enables industry and government clients to communicate, plan and execute a unified strategy. Wizdom helps both the public and private sector to meet its objectives by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices. Wizdom’s corporate headquarters is located in Naperville, IL, a western suburb of Chicago.

For information on Wizdom’s complete range of products and services, contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 ext. 3084

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