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Forrester Research’s Connie Moore to Keynote Ultimus 2008 EMEA BPM User Conference

Premier BPM Conference Expected to Draw Practitioners From All Over the Region Seeking to Optimize Core Business Processes and Increase the Value of IT

(PresseBox) (Cary, NC and Munich, Germany, ) Ultimus, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow software and solutions, with more than 1,800 customers worldwide, today announced it will host the 2008 EMEA BPM User Conference May 28-30 at the Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich in Munich, Germany. In its eighth year, the conference provides a forum for the exchange of best practices, networking with peers, and exploring the future direction of BPM.

Connie Moore, Vice President and Research Director of Forrester Research, will deliver the keynote. Moore has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has been an analyst for 17 years. Most of her research focuses on business process management, enterprise content management, and more recently, the Information Workplace.

Shahid Osmani, Senior Re-engineering Officer and Practice Head of Dubai World, one of the world's largest holding companies, is also scheduled to address the conference. Osmani is expected to share with the audience how process maturity can be achieved through BPM-enabling technology.

"We're honored to have two of the most distinguished experts in the field of BPM on hand for our 2008 conference," said Richard Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Ultimus. "Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and learn how experts envision the future of BPM, while taking home new trends and best practices to improve their own business."

In addition to expert insight, attendees will have the opportunity to network with a community of BPM and workflow thought leaders, including seasoned Ultimus partners and employees. This year's conference theme, "People, Process, Performance - Make it Happen," promotes the exchange of practical knowledge for BPM success by encouraging enterprises to be proactive in automating mission-critical processes. Ultimus will facilitate sessions on high-level strategies, solution development tips and techniques, best practices, product demonstrations and technical briefs that span a wide range of BPM needs and requirements.

Attendees will also benefit from customer case study sessions, experiencing first hand how Ultimus practitioners have implemented diverse BPM applications of their own. Presenting Ultimus customers include AW Rostamani, CEA, Crea, Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), IDS, Noor Islamic Bank, Sony (NYSE: SNE) and TI Automotive.

"We are pleased to share our experiences with Ultimus at the BPM Conference," said Pierre Tremelat, IT Deputy Manager at CEA Le Ripault (French Atomic Energy Commission). "In our research and production missions in development of new technologies, it is imperative that our processes be streamlined and automated. Ultimus saves us time, eliminates lost user requests, and reduces delays in the signature process, allowing us to process agreements in less than half a day versus one week."

Wrapping up the three day event, the PartnerAlliance Roundtable, exclusive to Ultimus partners, will allow for networking as well as engaging Ultimus management staff for discussions on professional services, product management, sales and support.

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Ultimus has automated more business processes than any other BPM vendor worldwide. Enabling companies to accelerate their performance goals at every stage of corporate growth, Ultimus' SOA-based BPM Suite, featuring broad integration tools combined with a rapid deployment model, has generated outstanding results for customers and partners alike.

Ultimus' award-winning technology seamlessly adapts to people, systems and change. Utilized by more than 1,800 customers worldwide, Ultimus provides solutions to organizations such as DHL, Microsoft, Daimler, Perdue Farms, Chevron, Tulane University, Compassion International, Sony, Pfizer, Citigroup and Charles Schwab. Ultimus is headquartered in North America, and has additional offices in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. For more information, visit