MEGA International and PragmaDev have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their business and share innovation technologies. They have worked together to develop a new product to help complex organizations optimize their models and processes.
To further promote innovation throughout the engineering ecosystem, MEGA supported PragmaDev in the development of PragmaDev Process, a new product that aims at verifying business process models described with BPMN (Business Process Model Notation) - the most popular notation for complex organizations and system operations. MEGA International has been involved since the start of the project as the project's use cases were coming from MEGA's HOPEX platform.
PragmaDev Process includes an editor, an executor, and an explorer to help verify that the model is consistent and is running effectively without any human (mis)-interpretation. It is the outcome of VeriMoB, a 2-year research project, financed by the French Army with use cases from DGA, Eurocontrol and Airbus Defence & Space.
As part of the VeriMoB project, an integration module has been developed and maintained by PragmaDev so that MEGA HOPEX users can easily verify their models with PragmaDev Process. In practice, the module can be downloaded from the PragmaDev website. A dedicated menu in HOPEX allows models to be transferred directly to PragmaDev Process, and in PragmaDev Process a dedicated button allows to return to the source diagram in HOPEX.
"This partnership will give HOPEX users a way to verify their models, and it will give PragmaDev the opportunity to work on very large organization models we would not be able to access otherwise," says Emmanuel Gaudin, PragmaDev Founder & CEO.
The Alliance partnership agreement is a commitment from both companies to keep working together in the future to offer the best of both their technologies to their customers. It includes cross marketing operations, further developments, internal trainings, and license exchange.
"HOPEX interoperates with process simulation, mining or RPA tools but none of them helps organizations to check processes consistency like PragmaDev Process. The capability to replay the processes after an update of the repository is especially important in system engineering where misunderstandings have severe impacts," comments Jean-François Bigey, Partner Director at MEGA International.