Manage and model business processes with the Process Timeline workflow engine

Process Director provides not only a traditional linear workflow engine but also a unique approach to define and monitor business processes. It uses patented technology to fuse project management methodologies with BPM in a Gantt-view based designer.

Sophisticated business processes can now be defined and automated through a project management-like interface. More than a new interface, it has been designed to address non-linear processes; those processes that cannot be easily represented in traditional workflow style flowcharts making it ideal for activity-based processes that may be able to run tasks in parallel. This makes it perfect for achieving efficiency gains by identifying where multiple steps can be run concurrently, rather than delaying one task simply because another task has not yet finished.

No complex flowcharts with Process Timeline

Simply list your tasks, and Process Timeline builds an easy-to-follow Gantt-style chart.

In a point-and-click interface, you can add/modify activities, identify new dependencies, or change anticipated activity durations and the workflow engine automatically updates the chart to reflect the effect of those changes.

As a result, every activity will execute as soon as it is eligible to do so. At any given moment every activity that can be running, is running.

The workflow engine offers complete control over running processes with the ability to:

  • Predict the completion time of any current or future activity
  • Cancel an activity or process
  • Reassign an activity to another user
  • Restart an activity


As each step starts, automated notifications can be sent to participants with tasks added to each users’ task list, allowing them a dashboard view of their active tasks.

Combined with traditional flowchart-based workflows, Process Timeline offers a more powerful, business-friendly solution for controlling key business processes.

What continues to set Process Director apart from its BPM and Case Management software competitors is the Process Timeline™ — an executable process model that presents a Gantt-chart oriented notation. The Process Timeline captures time as a formal process dimension in ways not possible with other models. For example, although both BPMN and CMMN support “timer” events for setting deadlines and triggers, what they cannot do is capture – in any formal way – either elapsed time nor anticipated impact on completion time resulting from unplanned events.

Nathaniel Palmer, Principle Analyst, BPM.com

No nasty surprises

The workflow engine provides alerts for a variety of due date and time-related conditions. For example, a manager can be notified when a task is nearly due, or overdue. However, it goes beyond simple due date notifications.

Only Process Timeline offers the earliest possible notification that some future activity or task is predicted to be late - perhaps days or weeks (and many steps) before it has reached that point in the workflow.

Constantly assessing each running process to determine if any future activity is likely to be delayed, Process Timeline can notify you or take direct action to escalate or re-route activities to account for the predicted delay. No other workflow engine can offer you this innovative, patented technology.

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Case studies

  • Rentokil Initial

    Rentokil Initial

    Process Director offers Rentokil Initial centralised control, standardised processes, financial transparency and compliance over their CapEx approval processes in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA.

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  • Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Plc

    Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Plc

    Process Director offers local procurement teams at Initial increased visibility of the direct and indirect cost saving opportunities available to them through central procurement.

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  • Initial


    Process Director offers local procurement teams at Initial increased visibility of the direct and indirect cost saving opportunities available to them through central procurement.

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