Amentra Announces the Release of a Business Process Management (BPM) Maturity Model to Measure Process Driven Enterprises

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Being implemented in large corporations and government agencies to measure and scorecard the maturity of enterprise BPM programs.

Amentra, an industry leading business and technology consulting firm, has announced the release of the Amentra Business Process Management (BPM) Maturity Model. The Maturity Model is currently being implemented in large corporations and government agencies to measure and scorecard the maturity of enterprise BPM programs. The Amentra BPM Maturity Model measures an organization's ability to realize continuous business process improvement while laying a roadmap to enhance the organizational capabilities needed to meet the demands of a dynamic marketplace.

The Amentra BPM Maturity Model measures organizational BPM capabilities based upon themes of well-known and established BPM best practices and Amentra's BPM implementation experience. Amentra has developed the maturity model as the standard method for measuring BPM programs as applied to four fundamental organizational dimensions: People, Process, Technology and Data. The BPM Maturity Model depicts five distinct organizational stages achieved during enterprise BPM maturation. Organizational capabilities are analyzed across the four core dimensions to determine the client's current stage of BPM maturity. This provides organizations with a clear understanding of the challenges they face and allows them to set goals regarding the level of maturity they must reach to meet their organizational objectives. Once the present stage of organizational BPM maturity is well defined and goals have been elaborated, Amentra develops a BPM maturity road map that outlines the steps required to reach the organization's desired maturity level. Amentra's BPM Maturity Model generates executive-level BPM scorecards that illustrate the progression of organizational maturity as well as the impact of Amentra's Mentoring Model.

Amentra's BPM Practice Lead, Kevin Sherry, attributes the success of the Maturity Model to the growing need to evaluate and plan enterprise-wide programs. He said, "Our clients are now using a tangible scorecard technique to promote continuous improvements across the entire enterprise. As a result, they can utilize this vehicle to not only measure how they are performing as an organization, but also the results achieved by incorporating Amentra's Mentoring Model throughout each engagement."

In addition to BPM Maturity Assessment and Road map engagements, Amentra is an industry leader in performing full life-cycle implementations of the leading Business Process Management Suites (BPMS). For organizations that receive a high maturity rating, Amentra can help them to migrate from a theoretical study of business processes to establishing a technology portfolio that includes business process mapping, simulation, automation, integration into legacy systems, real-time business activity monitoring (BAM) and reporting. Sherry added, "The ability to make immediate business decisions based upon real-time business process data substantially increases our customers' competitive advantage. Clients are looking to identify trends or escalate issues immediately without having to complete long academic business process studies. Real-time process monitoring, dashboards and reporting empower executives to make instant decisions due to the increased visibility into their business operations and execution. Amentra's customers are able to optimize processes, reduce bottlenecks and react to market changes quickly as a result of the BPM frameworks, governance and change management policies defined and implemented during our engagements."

About Amentra, Inc.
Amentra, Inc. offers a distinctively different approach to business and IT consulting. By helping clients deploy mission critical business systems through a formal, experience proven mentoring and software development program, Amentra has earned industry accolades for combining two areas that have historically been separate service offerings into a single solution: deliverable-based project solutions integrated with IT Mentoring. Amentra specializes in retail, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, finance, and government. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Amentra also has regional offices in Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, Tampa, FL and Philadelphia, PA. Amentra's web address is http://www.amentra.com.

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