Software AG Named a Leader in Business Process Management Suites by Independent Research Firm
- 09 September, 2010 14:35
Software AG today announced that it has been named a Leader in the August 2010 report by Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Management Suites, Q3 2010, receiving some of its top scores in services as well as process modelling and collaborative design. Forrester Research, Inc. stated: “The IDS Scheer acquisition gives Software AG one of the deepest benches for process skills and capabilities in the market.”
Citing Software AG as a “BPM heavyweight,” Forrester highlighted several features that landed Software AG in the Leader category and reflect the evaluation of the webMethods and ARIS portfolios, including:
• “Software AG stood out for its comprehensive process repository, CentraSite, and improved process portal capabilities.”
• Software AG, among other vendors, presented “…strong integration features, strong process repositories, and excellent design collaboration capabilities.”
• “Software AG also improved its standing in this evaluation by delivering an intuitive environment that is also highly scalable.”
“It’s an honour to be cited as a Leader in Forrester’s BPM Wave,” said Steve Keys, Senior Vice-President, Global Consulting Services, Asia Pacific & Japan and Managing Director, Australia/New Zealand, Software AG. “We take great pride in delivering the technology that benefits our customers in ways that help them increase their speed and quality of service, while driving down costs. Our leadership position in BPM reflects the great partnerships we have with our customers and the great team we have here at Software AG.”
About the Report
Forrester Research, Inc. evaluated 11 Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) vendors against 148 criteria reflecting the requirements of business process professionals running large-scale BPM programs. The research firm found that Leaders such as Software AG feature “competitive products that offer industry-leading development environments and improved tools for business stakeholders.”
webMethods BPMS 8.0, ARISalign 1.0 and ARIS Enterprise BPM 7.1 are the products, with which Software AG has strengthened its human-centric BPM capabilities. webMethods BPMS incorporates a set of fully-integrated tools for automating and managing processes. Key features of webMethods BPMS include business activity monitoring (BAM), process simulation, adaptive workflow, a comprehensive metadata library, business rules management, creative integration with Software AG’s comprehensive Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), SOA lifecycle governance, and application modernisation product offerings.
ARIS incorporates process analysis and optimisation solutions – including ARISalign, the world’s first social BPM platform and community site. ARISalign combines social networking tools with process design and modelling capabilities. Process users, IT and process experts, and business managers can use ARISalign to innovate collaboratively on process change using intuitive, "drag-and-drop" functionality.
Software AG offers an integrated BPMS with an overall intuitive environment, as well as superior capabilities in process modelling, collaboration, product architecture and scalability. The company’s BPM capabilities offer faster time to ROI, enabling organisations to design, automate, monitor and optimise complex business processes.
BPM is a New “Hero”
According to the report, some argue that BPM emerged as one of the “heroes” during the downturn by helping enterprises boost productivity and gain efficiency and greater control over key operational processes, according to Forrester. Some of the hardest-hit sectors, including financial services and insurers had the strongest appetites for BPM suites throughout the recession, and Forrester predicts that key economic themes from the recession will continue to drive demand for BPM over the next several years.
“We believe that the time is right for BPM,” Keys said. “Companies have seen that poorly designed and managed processes lead to operational costs they cannot afford to incur, particularly in this economic climate. Businesses have a critical need to increase efficiency through process automation and optimisation. Software AG has continued to invest strategically in our BPMS offerings, and we are well-positioned for strong growth in BPM adoption by organisations worldwide.”
Complimentary copies of the report are available at http://www.softwareag.com/recognition. Software AG’s local BPM customers include Woolworths, Fonterra, Perpetual and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.
We are unique in offering the world’s only end-to-end – and easiest to use – business process management (BPM) solutions, with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio for: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.
Software AG had revenues of 847 million euro (IFRS, unaudited) in 2009 and has more than 6,000 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).
About IDS Scheer
IDS Scheer is part of the Software AG Group and a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organisations worldwide. With the ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated, comprehensive solution portfolio for the strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes, allowing companies to continuously improve their overall business performance. Utilising the ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, IDS Scheer consultants bridge the gap between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and process controlling.
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