Semtation GmbH selected by Microsoft as an Early Visio 2013 Adopter

Microsoft‘s selection of Semtation to be in the Visio Early Adopter Program further deepens joint collaboration of Semtation’s SemTalk with Microsoft’s Visio. This invitation was triggered by a public administration pilot project at T-Systems SFPH which demonstrated Semtation‘s insight and vision for how to best integrate new developments within Microsoft Visio and SharePoint.

Potsdam, 24.4.2013 – Semtation GmbH, creator of the well-known process modeling tool SemTalk, was selected by Microsoft as an Early Microsoft Visio Adopter. Selection in the Microsoft Early Adopter Program is awarded to independent software vendors, such as Semtation, that pick up on the latest Microsoft technology development quickly and use emerging Microsoft functionality as part of their development work. Microsoft selects only proven product experts. In addition to Semtation, only one other Visio tool vendor was chosen in Germany.
SemTalk development is deeply integrated with the core functionality of Microsoft‘s Visio and SharePoint. SemTalk extends basic Visio and SharePoint functionality to optimally model and share information about complex organizational issues.  SemTalk uses Microsoft SharePoint as a repository for specific process models in the form of Visio files. Simultaneously, meta-data models with key organizationally-specific modeling elements, along with models containing recurring process components, are stored and shared within SharePoint. This integrates complex, organizationally-wide modeling work.  These integrated models could potentially be composed of hundreds or even thousands of individual process models that are stored and managed consistently via SharePoint. Changes to individual parts of the process library can be easily propagated to all related models contained within the repository.

SemTalk is completely integrated into Microsoft Visio so that the user interface is intuitive with a seamless Microsoft Office look and feel. Model publication utilizes the interaction of SemTalk with new Visio Services. User can open the models as Visio files and easily comment in the browser via Visio Services. The navigation between individual models via SemTalk Services is executed within SharePoint. Deep integration of these three products ensures high quality and consistent models. Intuitive cooperation makes joint modeling across departmental boundaries possible while effectively and efficiently integrating modeling project results into operational processes.
As an early adopter Semtation has exclusive access to new versions of Visio and is in continuous dialogue with Microsoft product development. Thus Semtation can adapt quickly to new features and concepts in Microsoft Visio and SharePoint so SemTalk developers can extend and expand functionality to provide added value to SemTalk customers.
"Inclusion in the Early Adopter program from Microsoft is recognition of our intensive use of Microsoft Visio and SharePoint which has greatly broadened our expertise. Through this program, we can increase and share our know-how early in the development process," happily explains Dr.-Ing Frauke Weichhardt, Managing Director of Semtation. "Both our customers and Microsoft will benefit from this feedback loop prior to the launch of new products."
Semtation used an early release version of Microsoft Visio as part of the Early Adopter Program in a specific customer project. With the support of Semtation partner KnowLogy AG Potsdam, the latest versions of Microsoft Visio and SharePoint were used in a pilot project at T-Systems GmbH SFPH.
The SFPH T-Systems supports its customers in the public sector using workflow-based systems for administrative procedures. In the pilot project the complex process landscape of a local authority was modeled. "The simplicity of modeling with SemTalk and Microsoft Visio 2013 made modeling processes for our local customers even more intuitive. New comment features in Microsoft Visio makes it easy to get direct customer feedback back into the models, "says Benjamin Wodtke, Project Manager at T-Systems GmbH SFPH
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About SemTalk and Semtation
Semtation GmbH is the manufacturer of SemTalk, the leading process modeling tool based on Microsoft Visio. SemTalk is the only product in its class that supports the three most important process modeling success factors.  SemTalk supports users during the modeling process through the use of controlled vocabulary and thus ensures enterprise-wide consistency of process models. SemTalk supports all popular notations such as EPC and BPMN 2.0. SemTalk is also fully extensible allowing customers to freely choose the best modeling notation for their specific needs. Close integration with Microsoft Visio and Microsoft SharePoint keep the modeling process and project results anchored in the company’s existing infrastructure thereby generating sustainable benefits.
SemTalk combines the experience of over 20 years in the field of process modeling and process management. The company, based in Potsdam since 2001, together with its partners, has numerous customers worldwide. Its customers include large corporations and organizations such as AOK, Bayer, Siemens and T-Systems and SME clients such as Hamburg Port Authority, interseroh and Schott Solar.

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