BonitaSoft: One Year Old and Already a Worldwide Leader in Open Source Business Process Management

Jun 10, 2010, 08:58 ET from BonitaSoft

PARIS, June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BonitaSoft, leading provider of open source BPM solutions, is celebrating its first birthday. Created just last year, the French start-up experienced a meteoric rise and is one of a select group of successful open source vendors. BonitaSoft's business process management solution, Bonita Open Solution, has already been deployed in over 200 countries.

"Twelve months ago, we promised the democratization of BPM and we are keeping our promise. In one year, we have seen the number of downloads double - to 300,000, including 100,000 in just the last four months. Our community of contributors has tripled, exceeding a thousand, and more than 20 integration partners have joined us. With all of this, we are covering five continents today," said Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and co-founder of BonitaSoft.

BonitaSoft also counts 60,000 unique visitors each month to its Web site, more than 1,000 messages exchanged each month in the community forums, an online TV channel with more than 30,000 views, and technology partnerships with some of the biggest names in open source enterprise software: Talend, JasperSoft, and eXo Platform.

The company is also enjoying commercial success. Since the release of Bonita Open Solution in January 2010, dozens of new clients on three continents and eight countries (France, Spain, the United States, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and Malaysia) have put their trust in BonitaSoft.

To celebrate its anniversary, BonitaSoft is offering the community a brand new version of its open source business process management software, Bonita Open Solution 5.2, and a full range of professional services (training, expertise, support and subscription) to support BPM projects in companies and organizations of all sizes, at all stages of development and implementation.

"We really wanted to provide maximum functionality in this new version. On one hand we improved modeling, connectivity and customization; and on the other hand we made a la carte deployment of Bonita Solution in private and public clouds, application servers and light Web applications - the key environments of our customers - easier," explained Charles Souillard, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of BonitaSoft.

This new version of the software offers a number of important improvements: modeling of complex processes; further conformance to the BPMN2 standard, native integration of business rules; custom BPM applications development; and import of existing processes in BPMN2, XPDL, and JPDL formats. This makes it easier to migrate solutions from BPM and BPA vendors such as Tibco, Lombardi / IBM, Oracle, SoftwareAG, RedHat / JBoss and Mega.

Interoperability has also been enhanced in this new version: SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint connectors have been added, bringing the number of connectors available in Bonita Open Solution to over 100 - not counting the more than 40 connectors contributed by the very active BonitaSoft Open Source community.

A Webcast featuring the release of Bonita Open Solution 5.2 will take place 10 June 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm CET. To participate:

Bonita Open Solution 5.2 will be available to download from the BonitaSoft web site on June 10, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm CET:

About BonitaSoft:

BonitaSoft is the leading provider of open source business process management (BPM) software. Created in 2009 by the founders of Bonita project, BonitaSoft democratize the use of BPM in companies of all sizes with an intuitive and powerful solution with an optimum cost. The Bonita solution has been downloaded more than 300.000 times to date by companies and organizations worldwide.

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