SmartDraw Software Announces Revolutionary Visual Process Management (VPM) Solution

Breakthrough Visual Solution for documenting and managing business processes significantly shortens implementation time and increases usability to create impressive ROI

SAN DIEGO, CA - February 15, 2011 - Today, SmartDraw Software announced a revolutionary new solution for businesses that want to capture their most valuable asset: the knowledge of employees and the processes they perform.

Visual Process Management, or VPM, leverages SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processorTM, to quickly, systematically and collaboratively create a VPM Collection, which is stored on a network server. The VPM Collection is a complete electronic model of an organization, linking every process with the position that is responsible for executing it and managing it.

Paul Stannard, CEO of SmartDraw Software, said, "We have created a completely new, visual way to document and manage your business processes that uses the innovative visual processor technology provided only by SmartDraw VP. I believe that Visual Process Management (VPM), because it is so easy to implement and is used by employees every day, is a revolution in process description that will lower costs and improve the efficiency of virtually every person in every business worldwide."

Visual Process Management (VPM) totally changes the way processes are documented and managed.

Companies that implement VPM see real and measurable ROI:

  • 25% increase in companywide productivity
  • Up to 80% reduction in training time
  • Consistent and predictable quality
  • Visibility into exactly how things are done, critical for effective management

Bob Dixon, President, Digital Division of L+L Printers, a full service commercial printing company in Southern California, said, "VPM has benefited L+L through helping us to better understand roadblocks and inefficiencies in our processes." As a result, L+L Printers was able to improve throughput by 25%.

VPM is different than traditional process documentation in that, instead of binders of documents on a shelf, it creates a collection of hyperlinked visuals that anyone in the organization can easily navigate, like a web site. As a result, knowledge is shared seamlessly, is universally accessible and easily updateable. Learn more about VPM.

About SmartDraw Software
SmartDraw Software, LLC helps businesses increase their bottom line by improving communication, refining operations, completing projects on time, and successfully implementing their plans through the everyday use of visual communication. Publisher of SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processorTM, SmartDraw Software enables business professionals to easily and automatically create more than 70 types of common business visuals, including flowcharts, project charts, mind maps, org charts, timelines and more. SmartDraw lets anyone achieve professional-quality results in just minutes. SmartDraw is used by more than half of the Fortune 500, as well as thousands of law firms, police departments, health systems and private enterprises of all sizes. SmartDraw Software, LLC is privately-held, with headquarters in San Diego, California. For more information or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit www.SmartDraw.com.

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