The Colombian Ministry of the Interior Uses BPM to Ensure Transparency in the 2014 EL

With AuraPortal BPM technology, the Immediate Reception Unit for Electoral Transparency (URIEL) automates the management and tracking of complaints and allegations of irregularities in the Colombian 2014 electoral process.

Woburn, MA, March 19, 2013 – AURA (, a global provider of AuraPortal. Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that the AuraPortal BPM application has been officially purchased by the Colombian Ministry of the Interior to automate the URIEL Process, which manages possible irregularities linked to the electoral process.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

In just two months, a team of specialized consultants from AuraPortal Partner companies BPM Latinoamerica and Management & Quality Ltda., designed, configured and implemented this process, which enables Colombian citizens to report irregularities observed in the Colombian 2014 elections.

Alvaro Canal, AuraPortal Business Developer for the Andean region and Panama, comments, “Manually handling an unpredictable volume of complaints and allegations in a country with more than 30 million voters, and responding in short periods of time as is required by law, can be a very costly task. With AuraPortal BPM it will be immediate, precise and controlled, with a notable reduction in paperwork and minimal staff.”

Here are just a few of the many benefits the Ministry has achieved from implementing AuraPortal BPM technology:

• Information management using Dynamic Forms.

• Unlimited Guest and Anonymous Users thanks to AuraPortal WIP technology.

• Web Service integration with external applications.

• Web Service integration with the current Document Management system.

• External Portals for external surveillance and control entities.

• Automatic creation of office documents for case referral.

• Notification to citizens by mail, messenger, web and printed notifications.

• Visual help in forms.

• Public Queries.

• SQL Reports.

• Execution of stored procedures.

• Management of Chain of Custody for physical evidence received.

• Monitoring of the citizens from the Ministry’s website.

AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha,Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

Its headquarters are in Europe (Spain and Holland) with an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Cristina Siscar
Skype: auraportal
Phone: +1 (857) 239-0070 or +34 96 295 4497


In the “Product Quality” category, AuraPortal has obtained the highest score (9 points), situating itself clearly above the next best vendor on a scale of 1 to 10.

(Decision Matrix on BPM Vendors 2011, OVUM)

“With a dominant placement in nearly all areas of the BPM module, AuraPortal BPMS is well positioned as one of the leaders within the BPM space according to all standards provided by TEC”.

(TEC Technology Evaluation Centers 2013)

“AuraPortal is the example of next-generation BPMS”.
(MQ 2007-2009)

“AuraPortal is one of the most complete and advanced BPMS solutions on the market backed up by a financially strong company with a large number of satisfied customers of all sizes that have been working with the product for several years”.

(BPMS Report 2010)

“In Customer references, AuraPortal has a strong ease of implementation and ease of use from both IT and business user perspectives”.

(MarketScape 2011)

“For what you get, AuraPortal is really good value for money with a very low maintenance percentage”.

(Bloor 2011)

Nina Moon
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFFs

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.8.11, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version preserve transparency when converting image formats to TIFF and addresses some monochrome image issues on German systems.

Toronto (ON), Canada (March 20, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.8.11, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version preserves transparency when converting image formats to TIFF, which is especially helpful for users who need to convert layered Photoshop (PSD) files and resave TIFF images with different compression settings. The update also ensures that the correct image resolution is set for monochrome images on German operating system and addresses some other minor issues.

“LinkOptimizer makes cutting huge linked images down to size a cinch,” says Computer Arts. “For those wanting to quickly optimize their images and cut down on processing time, LinkOptimizer is a very smart choice.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign,
-change their resolution to 300 dpi,
-convert RGB images to CMYK,
-apply color profile,
-resave JPEG images as TIFF,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image,
-reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position.

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

Light Space & Time Ranked Most Popular Online Art Competition Website

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is extremely pleased to announce that as of March 15, 2014, that it was ranked by as the highest and most popular online art competition gallery on the web.

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 19, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is extremely pleased to announce that as of March 15, 2014, that it was ranked by as the highest and most popular online art competition gallery on the web. Through this ranking, it shows that LST provides the greatest and most far reaching exposure for any artists who participate and place in any of their online art competitions.

This world ranking was measured against 20 of the most popular online art competition art galleries throughout the world by Alexa is the leading provider of free, global web metrics. Anyone can search Alexa to discover the most successful sites on the web by keyword, category, or country.

The main benefit to an artist who competes, has their art chosen and is displayed on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website is that LST has the most far reaching and greatest coverage for its artists and art competition participants. The LST website, through its promotions, social media marketing and online marketing generates more visitors and page views than any other online art competition gallery.

Recently, it was reported that the LST gallery had more than 1,500, 000 page views. This milestone was achieved through a total of 571,000 visits to the LST website and it was attained through 405,000 Unique Visitors. This report is posted and is live on the LST website and can be viewed through this link:

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’s intention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458