Force.com now the first cloud computing platform that enables companies to design and deploy business processes inside their apps, without software
Powerful new platform service extends Force.com’s “five times faster” advantage over .NET and other software platforms
Liberates corporate IT to focus on innovation, not infrastructure, with point-and-click process design versus low-level coding
SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, 2010 -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the availability of Force.com Visual Process Manager, a new capability of the Force.com platform that will help companies rapidly automate any business process. With the Force.com Visual Process Manager (http://www.salesforce.com/platform/process), customers can, for the first time, visually design any complex business process with an intuitive, visual design tool, and instantly run it in the cloud.
Companies in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, and manufacturing are looking for faster, easier and less complicated ways to automate their important business processes that connect their customers, employees, and operations. With Force.com Visual Process Manager, organizations can now build business process applications with greater flexibility and automate processes across all departments. Examples include:
Prior to the Force.com Visual Process Manager, companies had to buy expensive on-premise software, hardware and infrastructure to automate processes. Furthermore, they could not innovate on these processes once they were deployed because the complexity of the software made changes cost-prohibitive.
Force.com Visual Process Manager: Rapidly Automate Business Processes in the Cloud
The Force.com Visual Process Manager combines the elegance of visual process design with the simplicity, low cost, and quick results of the Force.com cloud computing platform - empowering customers to continuously refine and enhance processes to improve operational efficiency or fulfill regulatory compliance. Since it's part of the Force.com platform, businesses can create dynamic and sophisticated business processes within their current Sales Cloud 2 and Service Cloud 2 deployments or custom Force.com applications. Force.com Visual Process Manager helps companies automate specific business processes by guiding users through multiple steps and recommending the next course of action, all without any coding. Features of the Force.com Visual Process Manager include:
The Force.com Visual Process Manager is based on technology acquired from Informavores. Salesforce.com acquired Informavores in 2009. Terms were not disclosed.
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