Ones to Watch: FlowForma

Ones to Watch | Fri 13 Jan | Author – Business & Finance Neil Young CEO FlowForma
Neil Young, CEO, FlowForma

In our Ones to Watch section, we highlight some of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. This week we feature FlowForma.


What is FlowForma?

An award-winning Office 365 Add-In, FlowForma BPM enables business users to deploy business processes with speed and flexibility, no matter what the complexity. Sitting on the SharePoint platform, the FlowForma Cloud BPM tool incorporates forms, workflow, document generation and decision making all in one place.

FlowForma is a Microsoft partner, with over 60 customers across Europe, South Africa and North America. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London and Lithuania.

Who’s behind it?

FlowForma is headed up by Neil Young, who spotted an opportunity for a BPM tool while working on a customer project in Ireland’s leading IT services providers, Ergo. Neil has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 20 years.

Founder and former CEO of Singularity, Padraig Canavan, was appointed chairperson of FlowForma in 2016. A pioneer in BPM, Padraig sold Singularity for $48.1M in 2011. Also sitting on the board of directors are Ergo’s CEO, John Purdy and Marc Murphy, CEO of Fenergo.

How is it funded?

The FlowForma BPM tool was officially launched in May 2013 and incubated within Ergo for a further 3 years.

It was self-funded from Ergo with support from Enterprise Ireland. Since becoming a separate entity earlier this year, the company has secured external investment from the board of directors and the senior management team.

Future plans?

With 75,000+ users worldwide of the FlowForma BPM tool for Office 365 worldwide, the future looks positive for FlowForma.

Recent appointments have been made at C-level to help steer its next innovation wave and entry to new markets such as the US and western Europe.

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