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An innovator in Business Transformation and Business Process Management, iGrafx provides a cloud-based Platform solution that helps global organizations identify, optimize, automate and transform the way they do business. With offices around the world and distribution in more than 20 countries, it has never been easier to harness the power of process knowledge and go from strategy to execution with iGrafx.

Always at the forefront…

iGrafx has always been a leader in the ever-evolving business process management industry and has contributed continuously along the way. iGrafx created the industry’s first Window’s-based process diagramming tool, the world’s first interactive graphical business process simulation tool, and trademarked the term “swim lane,” which has become the de facto way to represent and describe roles within process flows. We assisted in the creation of the BPMN standard. iGrafx also released the first process collaboration platform complete with business architecture modeling, and the industry’s first end-to-end RPA Acceleration Package.

Today, with offices around the world, and active distribution in more than 20 countries, we have never veered from our singular focus: to turn customer processes into valuable assets! This enables us to provide our employees with opportunities for experiences and recognition, and ROI-proven business transformation at scale for our customers. Our success in these areas show in both employee and customer satisfaction and longevity.

At iGrafx, the future is bright! How can we help you?

30 Years of Business Transformation

1991
October

Company Founded

Ken Carraher and Ed Maddock founded AdvanEdge Technologies.

November

ABC FlowCharter Launched

The first Windows-based diagramming application, ABC FlowCharter was designed for advanced business and technical diagramming.

1993
January

Optima! Launched (known today as Process)

Optima! was the first Windows-based process modeling and simulation application.

May

Received the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

FlowCharter earned the award because of its ease of use and automation features.

September

Received Community Service Award

The SIIA CODiE Awards honor  companies delivering technology solutions on the forefront of innovation and transforming the modern workplace. In the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children category Micrografx received the Community Service Award.

1996
September

“Swimlanes” Trademarked

V7 FlowCharter released and the company trademarked the term “Swimlanes”.

1997
October

AdvanEdge Acquired by Micrografx

1998
October

Awarded Best Enterprise Management Tool

The product Optima! by Micrografx was named the SIIA CODiE Awards winner in the “Best Enterprise Management Tool” category.

1999
September

iGrafx v8 released; Includes Process for Six Sigma

New version brought functionality for Lean and Six Sigma methodologies including integration with Minitab and JMP for enhanced simulation and design of experiments. This was the first time the iGrafx name was used.

September

First Process Document Management System Developed

The iGrafx tool Process Central provides the first document management system focused on process and supporting documentation.

2001
October

Micrografx Acquired by Corel

Corel purchased Micrografx, creating a new iGrafx division.

2005
January

Enterprise Modeler Product Launched

The first tool to connect business architecture to the process landscape and provide automatic graphical relationship reporting.

2006
September

Awarded “Strong Performer” by Forrester in the Forrester Wave Report

The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for technology buyers. Forrester awarded iGrafx as a “Strong Performer” in the Business Process Modeling category.

2008
September

Launched First Web-Based Process Performance Management Application

Performance Central, the iGrafx application for Process Performance Management, was released as the first web-based process performance management application.

2009
January

Awarded “Strong Performer” by Forrester in Forrester Wave Report

The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for technology. iGrafx was classified as a “Strong Performer” in the Business Process Analysis and Enterprise Architecture categories.

2010
February

Awarded “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis

iGrafx is positioned as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools. Gartner describes Leaders as high viability vendors with proven track records in BPA tools and high degrees of functionality or market penetration, as well as vision and business investment.

2011
February

iGrafx opens offices in Europe and Asia

Regional offices opened to better serve new markets: iGrafx GmbH in Germany, iGrafx Ltd. in UK, and iGrafx KK in Japan.

September

Acquired by Lone Rock Technology Group

December

Awarded “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis

For the second time iGrafx is positioned within the Leaders’ Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools.

2015
October

Launch of the iGrafx SaaS Platform

The iGrafx Platform is the first web-based business architecture for long-term transformation initiatives.

2020
June

Awarded “Leader” Quadrant by G2 for BPM Solutions

G2, an online tech marketplace, awards iGrafx „Leader“ in Business Process Management due to a large number of positive customer reviews.

2021
January

Awarded “BPM Market Leader” by FeaturedCustomers

iGrafx named “BPM Market Leader” by FeaturedCustomers in their Winter 2021 Customer Success Report.

February

Awarded “Customer’s Choice” by Gartner Peer Insights

iGrafx was named a Gartner Peer Insights “Customer’s Choice” in the category of Enterprise Business Process Analysis (EBPA). These awards are based on feedback and ratings from End-User Professionals who have experience using iGrafx.

June

Awarded “2021 Digital Innovator” by Intellyx

Digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx gives iGrafx the “2021 Digital Innovator” Award.

June

Acquired by Banneker Partners

Enterprise software-focused investment firm Banneker Partners invests in iGrafx to further expand its presence in the BPM market.

September

Awarded “Leader” in BPM Solutions by G2

Tech marketplace G2, awards iGrafx as a „Leader“ in Business Process Management for four quarters in a row. Reviews are determined by user reviews.