Fuego (Acquired By BEA Systems In March 2006) Positioned In The Leaders Quadrant For Analyst Firm 2006 Business Process Management Suites Magic Quadrant
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2006 — BEA Systems (NASDAQ:BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced Fuego (now called BEA AquaLogic™ BPM Suite) has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2006” report. The report describes “Leaders” as vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
Fuego was acquired by BEA earlier this year and is part of the fast-growing BEA AquaLogic™ product family, serving as the foundation of the BEA AquaLogic™ Business Service Interaction product line. See June 19, 2006 press release titled “BEA Systems Adds New AquaLogic BPM Customers and Previews Planned Future Product Releases” for more information.
“We believe BEA’s positioning in the leaders quadrant by Gartner is a testament to our recent acquisition of Fuego, Inc. in March 2006 and the continued innovation and success of our customers using AquaLogic BPM Suite to create, execute and optimize end-to-end business processes,” said Mark Carges, executive vice president at BEA Systems, Inc. “Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is designed to help usher in a new era of business agility. But that agility depends as much on supporting new efficiencies for people as it does on freeing access to systems and services. The goal of BPM in the world of SOA is to help today’s leading enterprises businesses attain competitive edge through repeatable and predictable process and compliance execution involving people and systems.”
BPMSs represent the second generation of BPM-enabling technologies that have been packaged into a suite, rather than sold as independent, best-of-breed tools. A BPMS is designed to enable the direct control and management of operational processes in near-real time by business managers and process owners to better meet today’s business cycle time needs and enable more agile processes. Broken down into four quadrants: leaders, visionaries, challengers and niche players, the BPMS category is aimed at providing a technology base for business users (with assistance from IT professionals) to help them to create and manage dynamic business processes for business advantage.
The Gartner report also states that, today’s BPMS market has taken a long time in coming to the fore; it has been “emerging” since about 2000 when the first BPM Pure Play tools appeared. Nevertheless, Gartner Dataquest now projects license revenue growth to be more than $1 billion dollars by 2009, with a CAGR of 14 percent, making it the second fastest growing software infrastructure market overall.
BEA AquaLogic BPM Suite is a comprehensive business process management suite designed for assisting with the creation, execution and optimization of business processes. The suite can help foster collaboration between business and IT with specialized design environments that promote efficient iterations by those involved in the process lifecycle. BEA AquaLogic BPM Suite can also be a critical component for enterprises looking to realize benefits from deploying a SOA by providing a unified, standards-based process modeling environment, which can leverage services created using other AquaLogic, WebLogic or Tuxedo product families, as well as third-party services.
For more information, please visit bea.com/bpm.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 28, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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