– Enhanced Workflow Automation also Contributes to Compliance –
Kyoto, Japan — September 19, 2012 — SaaS vendor company Questetra, Inc. has published the new version 9.1 of the cloud-enabled Workflow product “Questetra BPM Suite SaaS Edition” on Sep. 19th, 2012. We have enhanced the auto-assignment of business data for this new version. More specifically, in addition to “the ability to assign an initial value (the default value) at the start workflow” and that “the ability to automatically calculate the aggregate value at the time of data entry, etc.” so far, we have added ‘the ability to assign a data at any business point’.
For example in the ‘Quote Approval flow’, it provides the auto-processing on ‘Calculation of consumption tax for the entered estimated amount’ or ‘Setting the quote expiration according to the estimated amount’ after entering the details of the Quotation. You can reduce the time with data entry, reduce miscalculation or reduce errors in applying in-house rules.
Questetra BPM Suite
Questetra BPM Suite SaaS Edition, the cloud based Workflow system, is a service to design a flow of your Business on the Internet. It makes handling business data smoothly in various works such as Decision makings, Expense applications, Complaints support. Also, it helps continuous business improvement by visualizing ‘who did what’ and ‘time spent to process’.
Because it can be designed without programming even complicated conditional split or collaboration between Workflows, not limited to mere approval flow, it can be applied to various other business processes such as Customer Services, Marketing and Product Development. In addition, we are publishing more than 400 business templates which conforming to international standard notation (BPMN 2.0) for Free. (Workflow Samples:http://en.workflow-sample.net/)
New Features of Ver. 9.1
Data Assignment function – Enhanced
We have enhanced the ‘Service Task (data assignment)’ which can be layout in the middle of the Workflow. Business data is automatically assigned according to the mathematical expression and calculation formulas, when the process has reached the “(setting data) service tasks”. Combined with a split conditional (gateway), you can build a business processing environment that complies with business rules. Values that can be assigned are as follows.
- ‘Numeric type’ business data (e.g. total estimate, consumption tax, the total cost…): Arithmetic operation result
- ‘Datetime type’ business data (e.g. payment deadlines, reply deadline…): Combination of the beginning or the end of a month, and adding days or subtraction of time
- ‘String type’ business data (e.g. reception number, quote ID…): String concatenation and The results of date and numerical data format conversion
Details and Samples⇒ http://www.questetra.com/tour/reference/data-entry-automation/
Business Data Search function – Enhanced
We have enhanced the Search filter function of business data that flows through the workflow. You can create a search filter which behaves differently depending on the person who performed the search, such as ‘Approval document which the approver is “me”‘. And you can create a search filter which behaves differently depending on the time when search is performed, such as ‘Projects which begin on or after “Today”‘. It is also possible to share relatively and complex search filter, such as ‘Quotes which I had issued as the sales representative, and have not expired in that moment’.
Other Additional Functions and Specification Changes
- Enhanced sorting to the list of search results (e.g. Sort by Workflow step name; Task name)
- Capability to control auto-post to SNS-house per Workflow, etc.
Details of newly added features⇒ http://www.questetra.com/info/version-910/
Questetra is always issuing Free accounts on-line. There is neither functional limitation nor Usage expiration. Though, service will be automatically shutdown if not login for 15 days. And the number of users to be register is limited at 5 people.⇒ http://www.questetra.com/trial/
“Making Fun out of Routine!”
We are a start-up company in Kyoto Japan, have been continuing to create Business Software, and working hard to organize the world’s Business Processes.
- Corporate Name: Questetra, Inc.
- CEO: IMAMURA Genichi
- Corporate Address: 206 Takamiya-cho Oike Bldg. 4th Fl., Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0835, Japan
- Our Business: Developing Business Process Management Software
- Founded: April 1, 2008
- Capital Stock: 160,000,000JPY (as of October 1, 2010)
- URL: http://www.questetra.com/
Customer Service – http://www.questetra.com/contact/
Screen Shots, Version 9.1
Last modified: 2012-09-19