W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for Business Process Management Certification Report

W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 certified by: Jorge García, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers;Philippe Reney, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Francoise Bonnet, Product Marketing Manager
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of BPM software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI).
Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to TEC analysts based on the responses W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 provided in its completed TEC RFI; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 RFI data against known benchmarks.
 
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Report Contents

Background and Analyst View

In 1996, W4 launched its first workflow application—an entirely Web-based client. Over time, W4 had expanded its workflow application with overall BPM functionality to enhance its business software stack and convert it into a full BPM suite (BUSINESS FIRST). Nowadays W4 brings to the table basic workflow functionality as well as a complete set of process management functionality features. W4 customers include some important names over different industries, such as Generali Group, EMI, and Siemens.
 
Enhanced with features such as process analytics, centralized process management, and property-based boxes to configure all elements within the BPM application, W4 BUSINESS FIRST delivers a complete set of process management tools to its users. Read more
 

Benchmark Results for W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 solution in the small business software space. Get the results
 
 

Product Review: W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5

 

Ease of use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5

W4 was able to demonstrate a competitive BPM application with BUSINESS FIRST. The BPM solution is a fair competitor with nice features and functions that enable users to create, execute, and maintain business processes in a timely manner.
 
W4 BUSINESS FIRST’s graphical composers contain a rich set of tools and graphic options to create models that are at the same time appealing and easy to understand. Its MDE approach makes it easier for users to design complex processes with less coding, and at the same time its interface gives users total control of model objects by letting them manage complete property boxes for each, providing users with the possibility of customizing objects, processes, forms, and more. Read more
 
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Process Modeling
  • Security Management
  • Process Collaboration
  • Form Management
  • Workflow Portal
  • Monitoring and Management
  • Process Analytics

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