Jon Pyke, former CTO of workflow and BPM company Staffware, and more recently CEO of The Process Factory, has long held the notion that it should be possible to do BPM on demand.
Now that he is the chief strategy officer of BPM firm Cordys, it looks like that vision is finally turning into a reality.
I just noticed that there’s a beta programme underway at www.theprocessfactory.com, powered by Cordys. I’ve not seen any press releases on this so yeagh, you read it here first.
“We have released the Beta of The Process Factory Solution to a private group of beta testers,” it says on the site. “All beta testers will get full access to Online Composer, with which they can easily build and run process centric applications, right inside their browsers.”
It lists a whole host of sample business processes that it says users will be able to build using the Online Composer, from asset management, to case handling and sales quote approval. It will be interesting to see whether, assuming the beta is a success and it gets something usable into production, The Process Factory powered by Cordys could start to get up a head of steam in on-demand BPM that salesforce.com did in on-demand CRM.