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The Java-based ProActivity 4.0 is designed to capture, analyse, share, and optimise business process knowledge across the enterprise. Its XML export capability is designed to support companies on the front end by accurately representing business processes as they begin to use business process management tools to exploit Web services, the company said.
It is designed to reduce business costs associated with the defining and designing phases of application development, said Dave Champagne, president and chief executive officer of ProActivity.
Business process analysis is rapidly evolving from single-user drawing and modelling tools for application development to enterprise-wide knowledge capture and collaboration platforms that support a wide variety of initiatives, he said.
ProActivity 4.0 features a core reporting engine that automatically generates unlimited multidimensional graphical views, reports, and analysis of business processes, systems, interfaces and roles.
"We generate all these process diagrams in real time off the database," Champagne said. "We can help you map an 'as is' process and perform analytics to look for optimisation. You can view that process, how it is today, against the best practices. We provide a good way to take what you have today and evolve it to your desired state."