AuraPortal earns global award for excellence

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AuraPortal, a global provider of business process management software, announced that the company, along with its customer ArcelorMittal Foundation, has been named the Silver Winners for the 2010 Global Awards for Excellence in Business Process Management and Workflow.

Now in its 18th year, the industry award recognizes end-user organizations that have demonstrated excellence in implementing innovative business process solutions to meet strategic business objectives. There were five geographical regions in which the awards were presented. The ArcelorMittal Foundation, located in Brazil, received the silver award for the South American region.

“This year, we saw that the scope of implementations has increased to more nonfinancial case studies, like healthcare, with greater government adoption, addressing social and environmental issues,” says Nathaniel Palmer, WfMC executive director and industry analyst. “Additionally, we noticed that the BPM Center of Excellence plays a more significant role in startup and success than in previous years of awards.”

The ArcelorMittal Foundation was founded in 1988 to develop cultural, health, education and social promotion programs benefiting about 800,000 citizens. AuraPortal says that due to its systematic approach to its BPM initiative, the AMF has achieved a high level of integration of all information related to individual cultural projects and now is able to manage its projects more efficiently and collaboratively across the organization.

Some of the benefits achieved by the AMF with their BPM initiative include a significant reduction (50 percent) in the analysis of projects submitted, as well as 100 percent of the proposals generated in electronic format, allowing the evaluation and response times to be reduced significantly. The organization has been able to increase the number of proposals analyzed without increasing the number of employees.

“After implementing AuraPortal BPMS, we are now able to know which projects best fit with our requirements and financing,” says Marcelo Santos, art and culture manager at the ArcelorMittal Foundation. “We have incorporated a process centric culture since we decided to implement our solution using the AuraPortal BPMS platform.”