IDS Scheer Announces Breakthrough Version of ARIS Platform for Process Excellence

Fully Web-enabled ARIS platform poised to set new standards for business process management

Berwyn, PA (September 19, 2005) -- IDS Scheer, a leading provider of services and tools for business process excellence, today unveiled major enhancements to its award-winning ARIS Platform.

This breakthrough release, version 7, features unsurpassed levels in usability with a newly redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) that offers existing users the functionality they need while extending ARIS to a broader universe of end users that are increasingly becoming more involved in business process management initiatives.

ARIS Platform provides support for the entire business process lifecycle and delivers the capability to design more efficient, standards-based enterprise architectures. In addition, the ARIS Platform provides tighter integration with SAP NetWeaver for extending the ARIS process reference models to SAP supported functionality.

Available today, the new ARIS Platform focuses on three key areas: Usability, Web-enabled Modeling and Web Publishing. The new platform offers the following products and solutions:

  • ARIS Business Architect, ARIS Business Designer and ARIS Business Publisher -- These tools reduce the overall TCO offering organizations web-based, intuitive and collaborative design of processes, data and IT architectures – all with minimum administration.

  • ARIS Enterprise Architecture Solution -- offers management of company architectures and IT landscapes based on standards, and drives design, support and controlling of low-cost IT architectures.

  • ARIS Audit Manager -- provides an organization with the tools to implement compliance requirements and internal inspection systems such as Sarbanes-Oxley section 404-certification, IKS, Basel II, Solvency II, Money Laundering Act and others.

  • ARIS P2A Solution -- allows integration with Microsoft BizTalk, NTIS, Tibco and a host of other solutions to provide thorough implementation of optimized business processes.

  • ARIS Process Performance Manager (PPM 4.0) -- provides figure-based measurement, visualization, documentation and evaluation of the "live" processes and procedures in an organization – all displayed in real time.

“Leveraging our broad customer base, the ARIS Platform addresses three key areas all designed to improve business process management initiatives. First, it opens up the doors of business process management to all levels within an organization and expands usage from business analysts and process owners to new users via an entirely new, easy to use interface,” said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO of IDS Scheer for the Americas and Japan.

“Second, by Web-enabling the entire platform, we have given larger, distributed organizations the capability to manage business processes anywhere, anytime. We have also enhanced the web publishing aspects of ARIS to help companies create portal environments and make the business process content available throughout the entire organization. Finally, we have improved our corporate performance management functionality with enhancements to our compliance and process performance management solutions.

“Simply put, the new ARIS Platform is easy, smart and powerful. It reduces the TCO of a BPM initiative and ensures its business success, becomes a focal point within the operations of an organization, combines modeling, execution and monitoring, and does this all with a lifecycle approach,” concluded Kirchmer.

About IDS Scheer in North America

IDS Scheer is a leading provider of solutions for business process excellence. The company’s ARIS-based solutions offer a complete portfolio for “Business Process Excellence,” including the services, software and methods to address all phases of the business process lifecycle: design, implementation, execution and continuous improvement. For more information on IDS Scheer in North America, visit