force_logo_2010.jpg Business processes are at the heart of every organization and the ability to design and deploy them quickly is always in demand. Enter (news, site) with their new Visual Process Manager for Let's take a look.

Business Processing in the Cloud

The newest addition to,'s cloud development platform for building and deploying websites and web applications, is the Visual Process Manager.

This new tool provides the ability to design a business process and deploy it in the cloud -- all without coding, software or infrastructure. The tool includes a designer with a drag and drop interface, a process simulator, a wizard builder to design wizards that walk end-users through the steps to build a business process, and a real-time process engine.

Here's a look at how it works:

Visual Process Manager:

You can also use the Visual Process Manager to create and deploy business processes within the SalesCloud 2 and the ServiceCloud 2, in addition to your own web applications.

Another Step Forward in Cloud Computing

The Visual Process Manager for is just the latest in a number of enhancements to the platform. Salesforce also introduced Sites and added a connector for SharePoint not that long ago.

They have also recently the opened doors to value add resellers, so the possibilities for cloud development have widened even further.

With Windows Azure going GA this week, may feel some pressure to add new functionality to keep customers coming back. Or maybe they are just looking for more ways to spend all that new funding they recently picked up.