50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016

Innovators of a Highly Visual & Interactive Cloud Software Suite: Trisotech


Trisotech was created 20 years ago when a few friends got together to provide software consulting services in a new and different way. This desire to do things differently led them to a constant pursuit of innovation and focus on “how things get done” or processes. They focused on how to deliver agile services and solutions aligned with customer business priorities. This quickly led to innovations in workflow solutions and progressed to their very active role in contributing to the definition of what Business Process Management (BPM) and

Decision Management is today. Continuously looking forward, Trisotech is now leading the charge in enabling the Digital Enterprise of the future.

Trisotech’s main differentiator is its ability to simplify complex solutions which not only helps IT organizations but also the people who execute business activities. More than just business modeling tools, the Digital Enterprise Suite ensures that the customers achieve their desired business outcomes. The Digital Enterprise Suite provides the customers superior insights and competitiveness while lowering costs and improving efficiencies.

The Digital Enterprise Suite
The company’s Digital Enterprise Suite enables non-technical business people to participate in enterprise and business architecture discovery and modeling, and gain unique insights into relationships between models created using the Suite and other tools. Complementary to enterprise architecture and business process analysis tools, the Digital Enterprise Suite includes tools for discovering, modeling, analyzing and finding insights into client’s digital enterprise, with the Digital Enterprise Graph as a common semantic framework. The Suite is composed of the Discovery Accelerator, the BPMN Modeler, the CMMN Modeler, the DMN Modeler and the Insight Analyzer, all of which overlay the Digital Enterprise Graph. Different activities may use different combinations of these tools:

  • Use the Discovery Accelerator and Insight Analyzer for strategy planning
  • Use the Discovery Accelerator plus one or more Modelers for modeling process, case and decision improvement
  • Use the Discovery Accelerator to combine other enterprise architecture models into the Digital Enterprise Graph
  • Use one or more of the Modelers for process, case and decision automation

The world is surrounded by graphs and networks that include both data and relationships, providing context for interpreting information. From information networks such as the World Wide Web, to social networks such as Facebook’s social graph, graphs capture different types of information into the basic elements of nodes and edges. The power of graphs is in the ability to explore and analyze not just the data elements, but the relationships between data.

The Digital Enterprise Suite harnesses the power of graphs with the Digital Enterprise Graph, a semantic model of client’s organization that fuels the reasoning capabilities of the Insight Analyzer. The Digital Enterprise Graph combines multiple types of information models by abstracting all model types to a common set of graph objects with the basic attributes of who, what, when, where, why and how. Mapping to these common predefined objects allows the relationships between entities in the graph – people, activities, artifacts and more – to be detected and explored, while maintaining traceability between the objects and the original models. Models can be generated by tools in the Digital Enterprise Suite, and by third-party enterprise architecture and modeling tools.

The Digital Enterprise Graph allows building business architecture from the bottom up by adding models and information incrementally. The Graph determines the commonalities, relationships and conflicts between the models, rather than having to define them explicitly. Initial BPMN and CMMN models can be generated directly from the Graph based on other model types containing related actor and activity information, then enhanced within the BPMN and CMMN Modelers.

The Customer Dimension

Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement to customers in communications, precision agriculture, manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of  organizations. The company’s big clients include IKEA, IBM, CapGemini, Agropur, Victor Textiles, Ardent Mills, and SSQ Insurance.

Stephen White, noted author, editor and consultant who is sometimes described as the father of BPMN says, “Trisotech’s Digital Enterprise Suite is a powerful set of interconnected tools that help organizations see how their detailed process and decision models impact their overall business performance and goals.”

Rob Berg, Principal and Director of Perr & Knight’s Insurance Technology Group says, “After reviewing a multitude of commercially-available business process management tools, Trisotech fared better than their competitors by demonstrating products that optimally support its BPM practice and the clients we serve. Their tightly integrated Digital Enterprise Suite provides an access-anywhere, comprehensive toolset for empowering the consultants and enhancing the profile in the BPM space. We’re truly impressed.”

 Daniel Morris, Founder and Managing Partner at Wendan Consulting, is a noted speaker, author and executive consultant who is both a Certified Business Architect (CBA) and a Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP) says, “The Digital Enterprise Suite is one of the most advanced business analysis and design tools available.”

Meet the Key Executive

 Denis Gagne, Founder and CEO: Denis is a member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Steering Committee, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group (BPSWG), and the co-Editor of the XPDL 2.2 process definition standard. Denis was the team lead for the BPMN Diagram Interchange (BPMN DI) portion of the BPMN 2.0 standard and is currently a member of the BPMN 2.1 Revision Task Force and the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) submission team. Denis holds both the Business and Technical Professional Advanced OMG Certified Expert in BPM (OCEB) certifications and was one of the 25 Subject Matter Experts (SME) behind the creation of this certification program.

“We offer innovative and easy-to-use software tools that allow customers to discover, model, analyze and find insights into their digital enterprise.”