BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) has announced that the American automobile manufacturer, General Motors (GM), has begun implementation of the AuraPortal (*) BPM Process Management Suite at their Ecuador plant.
(*) AuraPortal has recently been distinguished by the independent market analyst firm Ovum in the Decision Matrix 2011 report as the most advanced BPM in the market.
The implementation of AuraPortal BPM software is part of the $45 million investment plan announced in April by the firm's president for South America, Jaime Ardila, which the company plans to carry forward this year at their Ecuador plant.
The implementation methodology calls to start with the creation and immediate launch of one important process, and then extend the BPM across the entire enterprise.
For this first implementation the strategic Part Replenishment & Localization process was selected, which includes the intervention of various departments (including among others: Purchasing, Engineering, Material Administration, Logistics and Finance), and involves Bids Management, Quality Control, Document Management, etc.
ABOUT GENERAL MOTORS
General Motors Corp. is one of the largest car companies in the world and has been one of the global leaders in industry sales for the last 76 years. Founded in 1908, today GM employs 284,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Detroit, GM manufactures their vehicles in 35 countries.
In 1987 GM began operations in Ecuador, becoming to date the leader in the automotive market, assembling and selling Chevrolet vehicles. It is one of the largest companies in the country and has achieved the highest market share in the world within General Motors.
AURA is a global BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.
AURA has a presence in 50 countries with more than 400 customers including, among others: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries.
AURA Headquarters are located in North America (Florida) and Europe (Holland) whereas the software development facilities are located in Spain and India.
WHAT THE TOP EXPERTS SAY ABOUT AURAPORTAL BPMS
OVUM: In the "Product Quality" category, AuraPortal has obtained the highest score (9 points), situating itself clearly above the next best vendor on a scale of 1 to 10. (Decision Matrix on BPM Vendors 2011, OVUM - Datamonitor Group).
GARTNER: "AuraPortal is the example of next-generation BPMS". (Magic Quadrant, 2007, 2009, Gartner).
FORRESTER: "Visionary BPM and MDM teams turn to process data management". (Avoid Process Data Headaches: Align Business Process And Data Governance, November 22, 2010, Forrester Research).
BPTRENDS: There is a 2010 Report on AuraPortal BPMS published by this prestigious firm. Click here to download the report. (BPM Suites Report 2010, BPTrends).
IDC: "In Customer references, AuraPortal has a strong ease of implementation and ease of use (from both IT and business user perspectives)". (MarketScape: Business Process Platforms, 2011, IDC).
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