BPM technology: IBM
This report assesses the capabilities of IBM's BPM Suite product offering, and also examines the partners, professional services, advice and other intellectual property that IBM can offer customers exploring Business Process Management (BPM) implementations.
This Vendor Capability Assessment (VCA) report forms part of a series of reports from MWD which assesses vendor offerings in the area of BPM technology – that is, technology-related capabilities which support organisations adopting BPM to design, develop, deploy, monitor and optimise partially- or wholly-automated business processes. For background on the analysis contained in this report, please refer to the accompanying Explanatory Notes document, Assessing BPM technology, which is freely available in our research library.
- IBM has a long history as a provider of process automation technology. In recent years the company has focused significant effort on building a new process management platform within its WebSphere software unit, as well as buying companies with strong technology relevant to BPM (FileNet, ILOG and Lombardi, to name but three).
- With Business Process Manager and IBM Blueworks Live now in its portfolio IBM can break away from its past - it’s now a serious provider of a set of well-rounded, deep BPM technology offerings.
- Although Business Process Manager has brought together the WebSphere and Lombardi strands of IBM’s BPM technology portfolio, its FileNet investments in process and case management remain separate. Not surprisingly as a result, support for case management scenarios within Business Process Manager could be better.
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