BPM technology: Progress Savvion
This report assesses the capabilities of Progress Software's Savvion Business Manager product offering, along with other complementary Progress Software products, and also examines the partners, professional services, advice and other intellectual property that Progress can offer customers exploring Business Process Management (BPM) implementations.
- Progress Software entered the BPM technology market in 2010 with the purchase of specialist Savvion
- Savvion Business Manager's principal strengths are in two areas: firstly its deep support for design of sophisticated, dynamic process applications, and secondly the capabilities of its monitoring and optimisation toolset, Business Expert
- If you want to integrate process applications with third-party systems, applications and data sources you'll likely need to use Savvion's technology alongside the Progress Sonic ESB and other middleware components
- Unlike many specialist BPM technology providers, Savvion talks about process automation through the use of its BPMS as only one of three ways in which customers can get value out of its technology. The company also explicitly targets Business Process Analysis (BPA) use cases, and Business Process Improvement (BPI) use cases which involve use of Savvion's Business Expert and BPM Portal tools, but which may only tangentially involve use of the BPMS for process automation.
table of contents
- Overview of offering
- Products and capabilities
- Coverage of the BPM activity cycle
- Supporting and managing change
- Partners, templates and practices
- Platforms and standards
- Pricing options