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Dynamic Business Process Management with Process Timeline™ Technology

Process Director is the only product featuring the Process Timeline™, a patented technology for creating easily modifiable, highly parallel, and time-aware business processes. For the first time, sophisticated business processes can be defined and automated through a Microsoft Project-like interface. More than just a new interface, the product has been designed to build and manage complex processes, including those that cannot be easily represented using traditional flowcharts.

Process Timeline provides business users with the earliest possible notice of potential delays, leading to early intervention and fewer surprises.

Process Timeline also offers process owners the ability to examine “what-if” scenarios, enabling them to predict the impact of an anticipated or hypothetical delay in a given process instance.

BP Logix developed Process Timeline to address the lack of predictability in business processes. While most BPM solutions can only tell you when a particular task is late, Process Timeline uses its knowledge of your process’ execution history to predict when each task is likely to complete, no matter how far in the future that task is scheduled to begin.

Process Timeline Features

No coding

Designed for business users, Process Director enables you to build and deploy efficient, robust workflows and business processes, with no programming:

  • Build rich, complex applications through point-and-click
  • Intuitive graphical user interface facilitates rapid deployment and time-to-value

No complex flowcharts

Time is a critical component of any process. Late activities—or activities that Process Director predicts will be late—are highlighted and easily identified. Time to completion for any activity or for the process as a whole is also immediately available. Traditional flowchart-style workflows simply cannot offer this level of insight into your process—insight that translates into business success:

  • MS Project-like builder: list tasks, dependencies
  • Process Timeline automatically generates and updates a Gantt-style chart to show you, at a glance, how (and for how long) the process will run

No surprises

Any workflow software can tell you when your task is due, or late. But only Process Timeline offers the earliest possible notification that some future task is predicted to be late. And Process Timeline can do more than just notify you: it can take direct action, escalating or rerouting activities to account for the predicted delay:

  • Process Timeline continuously evaluates your process, based on past experience and current status
  • Process Timeline predicts when any future activity is likely to be delayed, offering the earliest possible opportunity for manual or automatic intervention

No unnecessary delays

Ideal for automating, tracking and reporting on complex processes, Process Director is perfect for “activity-based” processes with well-defined milestones. Unlike a traditional workflow system, Process Timeline features “implicit parallelism.” Process designers no longer have to explicitly identify which steps can be run in parallel, a time-consuming and error-prone analysis:

  • Every Process Timeline activity will execute as soon as it is eligible to do so
  • At any given moment, every activity that can be running, is running

No excuses

As your business evolves, you will want to analyze the performance of your process (and your process actors), to find ways to make it even more efficient:

  • Process Timeline records every action taken by every process participant (human or automated), ensuring total accountability
  • Process Timeline points you directly at those activities within your process that are consuming the most time, so you can quickly focus your process improvement efforts where they will have the most impact
  • Drill down to review historical information about any activity, or to see how different actors have performed within a given task
  • Reset analytics at any time to get a fresh perspective