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NICHD Deploying Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) Suite
Date:11/19/2008

NIH's Child Health and Human Development Institute selects Teamworks BPM Suite to Manage Grants Processes

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), has selected its award-winning Teamworks® BPM software suite to support the NICHD grants and contracts planning business processes across the organization. NICHD research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical rehabilitation strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and grows up free from disease and disability.

TechTrend, Inc., one of Lombardi's small business consulting and services partners to the U.S. Government, provided the Teamworks BPM software, professional services and training for NICHD's new grants planning process solution.

"Teamworks is the perfect choice to help NICHD manage their grants processes," said Mohammad Amir, president, TechTrend. "Lombardi delivers proven BPM technology and methods that enable organizations of all sizes to define, maintain, and improve their business processes on an on-going basis."

Established in 1962, the NICHD conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and defects on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, doctors, and researchers to ensure that NICHD research can continue.

NICHD is deploying Lombardi Teamworks as a strategic application to manage its grants planning processes. Additionally they will utilize Teamworks for Office™ and Teamworks for SharePoint™ to assist in process collaboration and ubiquitous adoption. The new processes will be used by key NICHD staff and medical professionals that initiate and submit requests for research grants. The Teamworks BPM solution will reduce the manual effort involved in the collection and routing of the grants requests, manage review and approval efforts, and provide NICHD executives with greater visibility into their status. The audit capabilities of Lombardi Teamworks will also ensure the capture and management of fine-grained details for every grant approval as required by their regulatory oversight, including who submitted it for approval, who reviewed it, when it was changed and by whom, as well as when, why and who approved the grant.

"Teamworks helps streamline processes, deliver visibility, and increase effectiveness across organizations of all sizes," said Olivier Gachot, executive vice president of worldwide sales, Lombardi. "Lombardi is proud to help government agencies such as NICHD to manage, scale and improve their critical grants management business process."

About National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute's Web site at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- The Nation's Medical Research Agency -- includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

About TechTrend:
TechTrend is a leading provider of enterprise services and software solutions to the U.S. Government and private industry, and is certified by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as an 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Corporation. TechTrend services combine best of breed transformational and technology expertise, in areas such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), Lean Six Sigma, Enterprise Architecture, and other IT related arenas. For more information, visit www.techtrend.us.

About Lombardi:
Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM). We offer award-winning BPM technology and services to help our customers, partners and government agencies around the world succeed with their process improvement initiatives.

Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Group, Aflac, Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Dell, El Paso Energy, FETAC, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Maritz Travel, National Bank of Canada, National Institutes of Health, Safety-Kleen, T-Mobile, UCLH, Wells Fargo Financial, Xbridge and numerous governmental agencies. For more information, visit www.lombardi.com.

Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office, Teamworks for SharePoint, Teamworks for Organization Management and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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