BEA Systems Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of 2007 Business Process Management Magic Quadrant
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
SAN JOSE, Calif. – BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007”  report. The Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007 evaluated 22 vendors and “summarizes the state of the market for business process management suites (BPMSs).”
BEA AquaLogic® BPM is recognized by its customers for empowering business users to collaborate with IT through one unified solution. Furthermore, BEA is focused on supporting both human and system processes, enhancing its enterprise-class standards-based architecture, and helping customers construct process-centric solutions involving SOA and Web 2.0.
“BEA has seen massive growth of our BPM product across our customer base and in the market at large,” said Mark Carges, Executive Vice President, Products and General Manager, Business Interaction Division at BEA Systems. “There is pent-up demand for a more dynamic way to manage a business, and the web of processes that support it. For years, companies have struggled with inflexible IT systems dictating flow of key processes like how a customer is supported or how a product order gets fulfilled. With BPM, it’s possible for companies to embrace change and act faster to meet dynamic business requirements because it empowers the business to have more direct control over their enterprise applications.”
The market for business process management technology is in rapid growth and transformation, growing by as much as 45 percent per year, according to some industry analysts. A market that consisted of small start-up companies only a few years ago has been consolidating in favor of vendors that can support a full offering of BPM complemented by enabling technologies for collaboration and Service Oriented Architecture. BEA is positioned to lead this market as one of the fastest growing providers with the broadest and most unified product offering.
“We started with BPM at the tactical level to address a few processes that were slow, manual and time consuming,” said Peter Haas, Director of Technology at the Supreme Court of Louisiana. “But with the rapid success we’ve seen using BEA’s collaborative BPM, we’re growing our process improvements to the strategic level, tackling mission-critical items that affect the overall success of the Court.”
With the recent release of BEA AquaLogic® BPM 6.0, designed to integrate the modeling, execution and monitoring of end-to-end business processes, BEA introduced enhanced dynamic collaboration and business intelligence capabilities that are designed to improve a business’s ability to share knowledge, coordinate activities and conduct real-time process simulations to optimize real process outcomes. The release also established BEA AquaLogic® BPM as the product with the most comprehensive standards support in the industry, including Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), XML Process Definition Language (XPDL 2.0) and the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL 2.0).
BEA AquaLogic® BPM is a key component of BEA’s strategy to deliver a new class of dynamic business applications that puts every corporate individual in the driver’s seat as agents of change, empowered to rapidly improve processes, incorporate new innovations and respond to challenges with minimal corporate friction. For more information, please visit http://www.bea.com/bpm.
 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007” by Janelle B. Hill, Michele Cantara, Eric Deitert, Marc Kerremans December 14, 2007
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 14, 2007 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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