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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

IDC names Oracle leader in Business Process Management

The latest report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has named Oracle, a leader in business process platform for 2011.

The report tagged “IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms 2011” also gave some reason for this assertion.

“Oracle was named a leader in this IDC MarketScape because of its technical functionality as a platform, sophisticated user interface, business functionality in its process layer, and business execution capabilities. We believe Oracle is a very strong option for enterprises investing strategically in BPM automation technology,” part of the report read.

Also, IDC report assessed the capabilities of vendors to support mid-range to complex process improvement scenarios, stressing that Business Process (BP) platforms provide development and runtime environments to improve and automate a wide range of processes and support advanced use cases around orchestration, case management, process interoperability, end-to-end process monitoring, and event-driven process management. “That means BP platforms are capable of combining people- and system-centric use cases,” the report added.

ITRealms Online gathered that IDC’s MarketScape assessment model balances the strategy of vendors with their current capabilities.

Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g, for instance, is a unified, complete, and social solution that enables customers to engage business and Information Technology (IT) users more easily in the management of all types of business processes enabling increased efficiency, business visibility, and agility.

Programme Vice President at IDC’s BPM and Middleware Research, Ms Maureen Fleming, who endorsed the report said “Leaders in the IDC MarketScape for BP Platforms are aligned with an enterprise’s need for highly capable, well-rounded offerings that support a broad range of needs, particularly for more sophisticated process improvement efforts.”

This, she noted, is essential for enterprises investing strategically in a platform capable of supporting multiple process improvement projects.

Reacting to the development, Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Mr. David Shaffer, said that this is a critical area as business processes are at the heart of what makes or breaks a business, and what differentiates it from the competition.

“IDC’s comprehensive analysis demonstrates Oracle’s leadership in the business process management market, and it is rewarding to achieve top marks in a number of areas such as innovation, out-of-the-box productivity and overall platform capabilities,” he said, adding that these results validate Oracle’s commitment to providing customers with the industry’s most complete and unified business process management solution.

Remmy Nweke
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