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Bluespring Software Acquires Orlando Software Group, Inc.


The Duo Creates a Powerhouse to Deliver End-to-end Business Process Modeling, Simulation, Analytics and Automation Framework

CINCINNATI, OH (March 6, 2009) Bluespring Software, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow automation software, announced today that it completed the acquisition of Orlando Software Group, Inc. (OSGi), the leading provider of process modeling, simulation and analytics software for the Microsoft (MSFT) Office platform. The merger brings OSGi’s market leading ProcessView and LeanView products to Bluespring’s BPM Suite, creating a framework that will provide the industry’s first true end-to-end process life cycle management platform for the enterprise.

Developed over 15 years, by a team of scientists in Orlando, Florida, OSGi’s ProcessView and LeanView products operate natively within the Microsoft Office System (Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), which affords current Microsoft users the ability to take full advantage of the advanced capabilities of the OSGi products without the need to learn a new user interface. With over a thousand installations worldwide, ProcessView and LeanView have been leveraged to drive significant process improvements in markets such as defense, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and government. The products are used by some of the world’s largest organizations, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, BAE Systems, Emerson Process Management, Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pratt & Whitney, and Microsoft.

Bluespring Software is known industry wide for its advanced Key Performance Indicator (KPI) driven process innovation and automation platform. Developed in Cincinnati, OH, Bluespring offers the easiest to use and most flexible business process management software available for the Microsoft platform.

“We always had the best process management software but were missing the front end analytics to justify what processes needed improvement and if improved, how much additional cost would be saved. OSGi delivers just that!” stated Blaine Clark, President of Bluespring Software. “The unique combination of Bluespring’s powerful BPM Suite and OSGI’s process modeling, simulation and analytics capabilities will bring a true continuous improvement platform to our customers, badly needed in the current economic environment.”

“Bluespring’s acquisition of OSGi extends Microsoft’s People_Ready Business promise by delivering process management solutions that enterprises can utilize to drive down costs and create new sources of innovation,” said Fred Studer, General Manager, Information Worker Group, Microsoft US.

Bluespring will open a regional office in Florida, allowing the OSGi team to continue to operate from its Orlando base. In addition to the natural fit between the products, the OSGi management team significantly enhances the market insights and delivery capabilities of the combined organization. Tim Hegwood will be appointed as the CTO for Bluespring and take on the responsibility of product integration and overall product direction and development. Stan Duffendack will lead product innovation for process analytics and will be responsible for expanding the delivery capabilities for Bluespring and its partners. Frank Kapper will take on the role of VP of Sales for the combined entity.

Bluespring is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and managed ISV partner. Bluespring will continue to expand its close relationship with Microsoft in delivering solutions to key industries including healthcare, professional services, defense and manufacturing.

“The combination of Bluespring and OSGi technologies validates Visio’s status as a process management platform,” said Chris Crane, Director, Visio Product Management, “Bluespring now provides an incredibly compelling platform to design, model, simulate and automate business processes.”

About Bluespring Software
Bluespring Software, a Vora Company, and its partner network deliver cost savings, operational visibility, compliance and internal controls to those processes involving work done by people. Bluespring Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and is currently deployed in Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Retail, and Telecommunications companies.

Contact: Blaine Clark
Phone: 513-794-1764


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