Our History


Our Origin Story

ProcessMaker was born in October of 2000 at the height of the Dotcom boom when Bobby Vernon and Brian Reale tried to start an online reinsurance trading platform called Spinsit.com.  After the dotcom bust, the company was re-branded under the name “Colosa” in 2001.

In 2006 the company won a very small web project to create an online paperwork management system for a government ministry in Latin America. As the project unfolded, it was clear there was a need and a market to create systems to reduce the need for paper based approvals. Institutions and large companies all over the world were drowning in paper forms and cumbersome procedures.  To differentiate the offering, the team decided to develop an open source product.  They realized that enterprise workflow software was a category that was ripe for disruption, and that Open Source would become a rising new force in the enterprise software world.  The ProcessMaker BPM brand was soon born.

ProcessMaker open source was released on SourceForge in February 2008. On the first day there were 3 downloads and within two years it grew to 500 downloads per day with an active worldwide community of users telling us how our product was being used.

Fast forward to 2018. ProcessMaker now has offices in US, South America, and Europe as well as a global partner network serving customers on five continents. ProcessMaker open source has been downloaded over millions of times, and the company has won numerous industry awards demonstrating time and time again that ProcessMaker is a leading force in the workflow and BPM industries.


We’re a global company headquartered in Durham, NC, USA

The world’s best run organizations automate their workflows with ProcessMaker. Headquartered in the downtown Durham, NC, ProcessMaker has offices around the world as well as an extensive partner network on five continents. In addition to a supportive entrepreneurial and technology culture, Durham has an amazing food scene and top-notch universities.  And, yes, it is home to the best college basketball on the planet.

North Carolina’s Tech Hub

Part of the Research Triangle Park metro area, Durham is a southern city with a cosmopolitan streak – cool, cultured yet still a little rough around the edges. Our area regularly rates highly on FortuneMoney Magazine and the Wall Street Journal’s best places to live lists. North Carolina’s highly educated workforce is the backbone of research and development efforts RTP. A quick two hour drive to the North Carolina beaches and two hours to the Blue Ridge mountains, RTP offers an intellectually stimulating yet laid back vibe, affordable cost of living and lots to do!

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