New Report into Process Analysis Highlights the Gap between Talk and Action

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An independent survey sponsored by Corporate Modelling highlights the gaps between the marketing talk and the user reality

Mapping & Modelling Tool Survey

The report provides an excellent analysis of survey results relative to the use of process modelling tools. The comparison of perceptions by end users, consultants, and vendors along with the commentary analyzing the results provides real added value.

The 'Mapping & Modelling' Survey report sponsored by Corporate Modelling, The Life Annuity Group and The Lab, provides a detailed insight into this key aspect of Business Process Management (BPM). Process Analysis and Design commands much attention on web sites, in the press and among industry commentators, but to date there has been little real understanding into what tools people are using and why they use them.

The report is based on a detailed survey carried out during December 2009 and contrasts the views of end-users, consultants and vendors. Author of the report, Mark McGregor, says of the report, "I have been involved in the process improvement industry for many years and have always been amazed at the difference of opinions between vendors and users. So I decided it was time to try and produce something which could objectify the situation, rather than simply rely on anecdotes."

The comprehensive report among other things looks at what methods and tools people are actually using, what features they use or value and why there has not been a greater take up. The report also provides interesting insight into the take up (or lake of take up) of the BPMN modelling notation.

An early reviewer of the report Dave Curry, Director, Process Management, Vertex Inc. commented, "The report provides an excellent analysis of survey results relative to the use of process modelling tools. The comparison of perceptions by end users, consultants, and vendors along with the commentary analyzing the results provides real added value."

One of the key findings is that large numbers of organisations are using a whole multitude of process improvement methods, but that those who are using approaches such as Six Sigma or Lean are far less likely to be using professional modelling tools in a co-ordinated fashion. The report also highlights, once again, the divide between the views of technologists versus those of non-technologists.

Graham Twaddle, CEO of Corporate Modelling said, "While some of the results from the survey may come as a surprise, others fit with what we are seeing and hearing from our clients. People seem to want better analysis features, with lower costs and less complexity. These are the very essence of our own approach to delivering our product Enterprise Improvement 2."

Corporate Modelling recently released their new 'Process Modelling in the Cloud' variant of their flagship 'Enterprise Improvement 2' analysis and design suite.

The report is available for a limited time free of charge. Anyone who would like a copy can access it via http://www.markmcgregor.com/report.htm

For more information about Corporate Modelling please visit http://www.corporatemodelling.com

About Corporate Modelling
Corporate Modelling Ltd (http://www.corporatemodelling.com) is headquartered in Scotland with offices in London. The company is specialised in the development and marketing of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules (BRE) and Business Modelling software and products to manage and improve the productivity of organisations. They have a particular focus on the insurance and financial sectors, with additional partners in the healthcare and government markets. They deliver advanced model driven analysis, application generation tools and services that enable companies to realise their corporate objectives faster and in a more cohesive manner than traditional approaches. Through modelling, management and monitoring of Business Processes, the company and its partners deliver a complete solution for today's dynamic business environment. Corporate modelling is also a founding member of the Financial Services Grid Initiative (http://www.fsgrid.com).

For further information:
Mark McGregor
Corporate Modelling
Mark.mcgregor(at)corporatemodelling.com
+44 (0) 141 586 3414

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