Bizagi have announced a new version (2.5) of their freeware process modelling tool that incorporates simulation capabilities. The simulation capabilities have been provided through collaboration between Bizagi and Lanner. The Lanner Group was formed by an MBO from AT&T in 1996 and is now recognised as a leading business process simulation and optimisation organisation. Lanner's WITNESS simulation modelling technology has helped over 5,000 organisations worldwide that span the manufacturing, service and government sectors.
Bizagi and Lanner have already worked together as part of WfMC's Business Process Simulation Working Group (BPSWG) in creating the new BPSim standard, and this partnership is seen by both as another milestone for the two companies in their quest to challenge the status quo, and take genuine innovation out to the market.
"Both Lanner and Bizagi share a belief that process technologies can substantially improve the way in which organisations operate and service their customers. Bizagi's ethos of challenging the way things have traditionally been done, combined with Lanner's innovative approach to simulation, represents a powerful proposition in developing joint value for our customers", commented David Jones, CEO, Lanner.
The first output of the partnership sees Lanner's predictive simulation capability added to Bizagi's process modeller.Â This allows business users to be able to input information through the simple Bizagi interface. The Lanner simulation engine is then able to generate results which can ascertain the impact of a particular change to a process within the business. These predictions can help business managers to make more robust, confident decisions about business change and because it is freeware there is no need to invest heavily in technology.
As a Bizagi user myself, I look forward to trying this new capability out on my own projects. I will let you know what I find.