Azuqua Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Business Process Management

Azuqua enables rapid business process management in and for the Cloud.

SEATTLE–()–Azuqua (www.azuqua.com) today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner Inc. as a 2015 Cool Vendor in Business Process Management. Azuqua is a SaaS-based business process management platform that eliminates the use of virtual machines (VM) for process automation and the technical tasks associated with developing and managing VMs. This accelerates time to deployment from weeks to just minutes. Further, Azuqua offers demand-based scaling and industry-first consumption pricing to give enterprises affordable automation for all types of processes; from individual department workflows to enterprise-wide process orchestration between apps, people and devices.

The average enterprise has over 600 cloud applications, which is fragmenting critical customer data and workflows. CIOs are struggling to keep pace with the requirements to unify customer processes across these applications. Traditionally, CIOs have turned to process automation and integration platforms with architectures based on VMs and predefined data schemas. As a result, VM development and management constrains process automation initiatives because of the deep technical skills required for coding, testing and configuring. Compounding this complexity is the need for capacity planning and management to optimize the use of VMs.

In the Cool Vendor report, Gartner recommends businesses “explore lightweight workflow-as-a-service offerings that empower citizen developers to automate structured, routine business processes that span multiple cloud services and on-premises applications.” Built and offered as a fully multi-tenant, SaaS-based business process management and workflow platform, Azuqua accelerates process automation and integration by eliminating technical complexity. Using Azuqua’s Flõ Designer, each process automation can be independently developed and deployed to leverage automatic scaling at variable volumes and eliminate the need for capacity planning. Additionally, the Flõ Designer brings innovations such as single-sign on, self-administering data mapping, and dynamic data discovery to eliminate technical tasks of XML schema management, password management and coding.

Azuqua’s industry-first, pay-per-transaction model gives customer a more granular pricing scheme. When combined with its rapid development tools, Azuqua’s consumption-based pricing means that enterprises can achieve cost-effective unification of customer processes.

“Cloud applications are quickly fragmenting data and workflow between departments and customer processes,” said Nikhil Hasija, co-founder and CEO of Azuqua. “Traditional automation and integration tools cannot keep pace with the integration requirements flooding CIOs. Azuqua’s combination of intelligent design tools and elastic pricing remove the bottlenecks to building better customer experiences. We believe our inclusion in the Gartner Cool Vendor report recognizes that CIOs are seeking a more agile, affordable and approachable way to harness the power of the Cloud.”

About Azuqua

Azuqua is a SaaS-based business process management platform that accelerates the unification of processes across cloud services by eliminating the technical tasks such as coding, schema management and capacity planning. Azuqua’s multi-tenant platform eliminates the use of virtual machines and provides demand-based scaling with consumption pricing. Using Azuqua’s intuitive, drag-and-drop designer, users can design and deploy workflows and data management procedures in minutes using a combination of functions and cloud services integrations. Based in Seattle, Azuqua is venture-backed software-as-a-service provider and a graduate of the TechStars program. Sign up for a free trial at www.azuqua.com and follow Azuqua on Twitter (@azuqua).

Gartner, Inc., “Cool Vendors in Business Process Management, 2015,” was authored by Michele Cantara, Janelle B. Hill, and Marc Kerremans. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.