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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


Company Founded

Ken Carraher and Ed Maddock founded AdvanEdge Technologies.


ABC FlowCharter Launched

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


Optima! Launched (known today as Process)

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


Received the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

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


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.


“Swimlanes” Trademarked

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


AdvanEdge Acquired by Micrografx


Awarded Best Enterprise Management Tool

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


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.


First Process Document Management System Developed

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


Micrografx Acquired by Corel

Corel purchased Micrografx, creating a new iGrafx division.


Enterprise Modeler Product Launched

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Acquired by Lone Rock Technology Group


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.


Launch of the iGrafx SaaS Platform

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


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.


Awarded “BPM Market Leader” by FeaturedCustomers

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


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.


Awarded “2021 Digital Innovator” by Intellyx

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


Acquired by Banneker Partners

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


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.


iGrafx Acquires Logpickr

With process mining capabilities, iGrafx now expands on its comprehensive approach to process improvement, supporting organizational initiatives like operational excellence, regulatory compliance, and more.


iGrafx Invests in Krista Software Inc.

The AI-led intelligent automation platform Krista joins the iGrafx solution portfolio, enabling companies to automate complete business processes.