Zalando and camunda start open source project "bpmn.io"

Berlin – On February 20th the online retailer Zalando and the software vendor camunda will launch their common open source project "bpmn.io". The aim is to develop a web-based tool for modeling business processes. BPMN stands for Business Process Model and Notation, an ISO-standardized notation for process models. The developed software will be available free of charge and including source code under http://bpmn.io. Zalando and camunda will provide development-resources in a not further mentioned scope. A first stable executable version of the software is expected before the end of the year.

Marcus Zieger, Director of Enterprise Systems at Zalando explains the motivation: „For a company with strong growth, clearly defined processes play a major role. We already successfully work with camunda in the automation of our order processing and with this project would like to include our requirements directly into the development of a powerful modeling tool. In addition, we appreciate the innovative nature of the open source community and want to actively support it.“

Jakob Freund, Managing Director at camunda adds: „Our core product camunda BPM is already available open source and we’ve had very good experiences with this approach. With bpmn.io we want to - on the one hand - promote process modeling with BPMN further by providing a convenient tool free of charge. On the other hand, bpmn.io will be constructed modularly in a way that enables any interested person familiar with HTML to develop completely new solutions around BPMN.“

About Zalando AG: Zalando is Europe's largest online retailer for shoes and fashion. The extensive collection for men, women and children as well as accessories and sporting goods ranges from well-known trend brands to sought-after designer labels – in total Zalando works with more than 1,500 brand manufacturers. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2008 by Robert Gentz and David Schneider and by now supplies 15 European markets.

About camunda services GmbH: The camunda services GmbH, based in Berlin, is a software and consulting company that specializes in Business Process Management (BPM) and especially BPMN. The core product of the company, camunda BPM, is an open source platform for the automation of business processes. camunda’s customers include Wüstenrot building society, Lufthansa Technik and Zalando.


Published On 20 February 2014