BALTIMORE, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced that its customer, The University of Nottingham, has been highly commended for the UCISA Award for Excellence 2011 for its success in improving and automating its University Global Access and Identity Management (GAIM) Policy processes using Metastorm BPM®.
The UCISA Award for Excellence recognizes the levels of excellence and business practices that exist within the higher and further education sectors in the United Kingdom. The University of Nottingham is highly commended for its efforts to successfully automate its process involved in managing the identity and requirements of all Associates at the university. Associates include visiting scholars, consultants, and certain categories of NHS staff.
Prior to automating this process, associate-access requests were submitted using a complex, paper-based form, preventing the Associates from gaining access for several weeks. Since deploying GAIM on Metastorm BPM at the end of July 2010, the University of Nottingham has completed over 1200 applications and shortened the process from several weeks to seven days, with the fastest application being approved in only two hours. In total, the University of Nottingham has saved over 1500 hours of effort across the organization in just four months.
"By implementing the Metastorm BPM software, and working with our partners ask-4 Business Solutions, the University of Nottingham has been able to quickly and securely process all of the University's associate applications," said Chris Parry for the University of Nottingham. "We are very pleased to be recognized for our business process improvement initiatives and believe that BPM technology could benefit a wide variety of educational institutions."
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