New suite to help clients optimize their business process management
IBM unveiled new offerings at the IMPACT 2010 conference, aimed at helping organizations achieve business agility by optimizing their processes to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and find ways to grow their businesses.
According to IBM, the new software expands its position in the business process management (BPM) marketplace. In the first-quarter of 2010, IBM reported double-digit revenue growth in its business process management and integration software portfolio. Thus, recognizing the increased demands from organizations to automate and integrate their businesses, IBM has built a base of over 20,000 practitioners, and is investing more than $1bn annually through R&D in addition to strategic acquisitions over the past 18 months.
In addition, IBM is enhancing the joint Center of Excellence between its Software Group and Global Business Services to help clients achieve greater agility and business performance. The enhancements support the delivery of new industry solution accelerators that provide industry-specific templates to help clients in banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and industrial product lifecycle management accelerate their BPM projects. The offerings are based on industry standards and can be customized to meet an individual client unique business needs.
Moreover, IBM is also introducing more than 30 new products and services including Business Process Management Suite, WebSphere Lombardi Edition, WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition, BPM Blueprint, ILOG Business Rules Management System, WebSphere Commerce, Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere (RAFW).
In the first quarter of 2010, IBM WebSphere grew 13 percent, while its integration software grew by more than 20 percent. ILOG, which plays a key role in IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative by providing business rules management, grew by more than 30 percent.
Craig Hayman, general manager, application and integration middleware at IBM, said: “We are living in a business environment that is seeing unprecedented changes in the way people work, but at the same time presents enormous opportunities to expand productivity and profitability.
“Through better business process management, organizations can manage ad-hoc and automate time-intensive tasks, freeing employees to do higher value work and providing consistent, repeatable and more efficient outcomes.”