BonitaSoft’s Newest Open Source BPM Release Introduces Powerful Built-In Features Without Sacrificing Flexibility

May 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BonitaSoft, the leading
provider of open source Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, today
delivered the latest release of Bonita Open Solution (BOS), its signature
stand-alone BPM suite. The 5.5 release builds critical new features into
BonitaSoft’s core offering that make developing, testing and managing BPM
applications faster and easier.

Taking into account the feedback from its 5,500 community users and 150
customers, BonitaSoft has provided this new 5.5 version with major
improvements including:

    - Document Management: BOS now includes a content repository to enable
    document management within processes. This enables powerful optional
    enhancements for an even more rich user experience as well as an open
    interface to other systems:

        - BonitaSoft has integrated xCMIS, an implementation of the Content
        Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS) from eXo, a provider
        of Java user experience and portal technologies. This open standard
        approach guarantees interoperability with any content management
        system adhering to CMIS.

        - In addition, a commercial add-on option delivers: ability to easily
        add and manage documents attached to processes, document versioning,
        and administration features such as search and filter.

        - Finally, for more advanced content management, as well as social
        and collaboration features, customers can easily plug into eXo
        Platform for Bonita (also announced today).

    - Business Rules: Some processes rely on business rules that apply to
    entire organizations. BOS 5.5 incorporates decision tables allowing users
    to define their business rules without relying on an external system or
    having to hard code it. To accommodate wide-ranging customer
    requirements, a variety of partner options remain available including
    Extentech's Sheetster connector to access, create, and maintain
    spreadsheet-based business rules, as well as the connector to the Drools
    business rules engine.

    - Debugger: Using Bonita Studio's new debugger, developers can now test
    their applications more easily by choosing not to use connectors with
    external systems with a simple click.

Other notable improvements in BOS 5.5 include more advanced download
bundles, improved collaboration features, complex forms building, enhanced
support of BPMN 2.0 standard notation and faster performance.

“This release takes Bonita Open Solution to the next level in terms of
maturity and flexibility,” said Miguel Valdes Faura, BonitaSoft CEO. “We
offer our users plenty of choices not only by continuously improving our
ability to connect to external software but also by providing the ability to
easily create more powerful, custom-built BPM applications.”

Additional Resources

    - Download Bonita Open Solution (


    - Download BonitaSoft's white papers (


– Sign-up (
http://www.bonitasoft.com/news/event_registration2.php?event=2011-05-25) for
BonitaDay webcast on Wedenesday, May25 at 5:30pm CEST / 3:30pm GMT / 8:30 PT

– Sign-up (http://www.exoplatform.com/company/en/why-exo/exo-webinar) for
the joint webinar, BonitaSoft + eXo: Integrating BPM and Content Management,
on Wednesday, June 8, 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 5pm GMT

– Visit the BonitaSoft blog (http://www.bonitasoft.com/blog/) and the
Bonita community blog (http://www.bonitasoft.org/blog/)

– Follow @BonitaSoft (http://twitter.com/#!/bonitasoft) on Twitter,
LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3182097),
SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/bonitasoft) and YouTube (

About BonitaSoft

BonitaSoft is the leading provider of open source business process
management (BPM) software. Created in 2009 by the founders of the Bonita
project, BonitaSoft is democratizing the use of BPM in companies of all sizes
with an intuitive and powerful solution at an optimum cost. The Bonita
solution has been downloaded more than 750,000 times to date by companies and
organizations worldwide.

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