AuraPortal confirmed its position among the top iBPMS vendors for all major use cases in this market. Although it is still considered one of the smaller vendors, AuraPortal is expanding its market reach beyond its traditional focus on smaller, emerging and less-mature markets (mostly in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe). This analysis pertains to the AuraPortal Helium.
AuraPortal has introduced advanced process management and case management capabilities. The new Universal Watcher feature (a service that subscribes to defined business events spanning running processes), combined with a simulation and scenario-testing environment designed with the business user in mind, adds to the process intelligence capabilities.
AuraPortal has a single integrated repository for processes, cases, content, web content, rules, collaboration and project management. This repository creates an environment that supports citizen developers in creating applications with little or no involvement from IT staff.
Rather than having to purchase the entire suite at one time, organizations can purchase individual modules as they mature their BPM capabilities. This practice, coupled with attractive pricing options, makes AuraPortal Helium popular with midmarket buyers.
AuraPortal, a .NET-based iBPMS, may be one of the best-kept secrets in the iBPMS market, largely because it chose to become a strong player in smaller, emerging and less process-mature markets (mostly in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe). Although it is considered a smaller player, it has proved its scalability in large implementations (for example, the National Insurance Institute in Costa Rica has 2 million active users).
AuraPortal has kept up with its tradition of introducing some of the latest process-management-related innovations. Besides its distributed task control (Dynamically Activated Divisions), it provides role- and needs-based access to specified parts of the process at execution time (Secure Rooms). Further, it has integrated priority and task scheduling. It makes use of a containerized approach to cases, in which contextual details can be exchanged between cases (even ones that have not yet been defined). Finally, it has predictive analysis that can be based on forward chaining reasoning and contextual awareness.
According to our reference checks, AuraPortal’s customer satisfaction is consistently very high.
Because of the modular structure of AuraPortal Helium, the iBPMS is attractive to midsize organizations. Helium brings high-end capabilities to these organizations, while remaining capable of growing with the maturity level of the organization.
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From a global perspective, AuraPortal is the undisputed winner, far ahead of the rest with a score of 58.5 points. The table shows that AuraPortal BPMsurpasses its competitors in all categories except “Vertical Specialization”. It is also worth noting that in the two most important aspects: “Product Quality”, and “Value for Money”, AuraPortal has obtained the maximum marks (9 points), situating itself clearly above the rest.
The easy-to-read table above shows the results of their investigations based on the valuations made by the actual users of the products analyzed.
When preparing the “Decision Matrix Report on BPM Vendors” in 2011, OVUM analyzed and compared the leading Business Process Management (BPM) suppliers in the international market.
The figures in the table are extracted from the following radar published in the OVUM report:
During AuraPortal BPMS' certification demo session, we bore witness to some of the outstanding capabilities that the AuraPortal BPM system offers.
With a dominant placement in nearly all areas of the BPM module, AuraPortal BPMS is well positioned as one of the leaders within the BPM space according to all standards provided by TEC.
During the demo session, AuraPortal successfully demonstrated the versatility and power of its BPM system, showing some of the features that make it a product to contend with in the BPM space.
In June 2013, AuraPortal was certified by the prestigious firm TEC as one of the highest quality BPM in the global market; the evaluation process carried out by TEC resulted in astounding conclusions, as demonstrated in its Focus Indicator for AuraPortal, represented in the image above.
It is worth noting that AuraPortal BPM excels in all criteria. It is clearly visible that the scores for each and every one of them, represented by the red dots, are within the exclusive Dominant Zone, where all but one are located right in the center of the zone. This means that they are qualified as unsurpassable or the best of the best, far ahead of the line that represents the Industry Average.
In customer references, AuraPortal has a strong ease of implementation and ease of use from both IT and business user perspectives. Also, ease of integration with SAP via Web Services and ease of integration with SAP via SAP portal.
AuraPortal BPMS is fully Internet enabled and consists of a set of integrated applications suitable for virtually any organization.
AuraPortal is really good value for money with a very low maintenance percentage.
AuraPortal is a BPMS software package developed as a 100% Internet enabled platform that provides an enterprise-wide or departmental solution for the complete management of business processes.
A unique feature that differentiates AuraPortal is its automatic, on-the-fly conversion of modeled processes into executable processes without the need for any IT intervention or programming code, leaving the full control of the process creation and maintenance in the hands of business people.
The executable model of any process is carried out using a diagramming tool based on Microsoft Visio and BPMN standard notation.
BPMS oriented to business people capable of coping with the most complex processes directly from their models without any programming or IT intervention.
The construction of the new paradigm of CRM based on BPM processes instead of traditional approaches based on prebuilt structures.
A revolutionary new Business Rules system more powerful and easier to use without the need of rules engines and without any programming.
The inclusion of a Platform containing: Document handling, Content Portals, Families of elements (Items, Accounts, Areas and Projects) and Commerce through Internet in just one application.
Experts opinion: AuraPortal has been qualified by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant Report of 2007 and 2009 as the ‘Example of Next-Generation BPMS’ and by OVUM in its Decision Matrix for BPM (February 2010) as the product that ‘Excels in OVUM’s technology assessment study which was set by a highly competitive field’.