|By Business Wire
|April 10, 2014 08:02 AM EDT
International Data Corporation (IDC)
published a new vendor assessment of the worldwide business process (BP)
platforms market. BP platforms are product suites or portfolios that
support the design and runtime environments for transformational or
strategic process change for such initiatives as operational excellence,
re-engineering customer experience, and growth through the delivery of
innovative digital services.
Ten of 22 offerings evaluated for our current business process
management (BPM) research cycle were selected to be in this IDC
MarketScape: Bizagi, Bosch Software Innovations, EMC, IBM, K2, OpenText,
Oracle, Pegasystems, SAP, and TIBCO.
"In our briefings with vendors, we commonly hear the comment that if
competitor X is competing for the same deal as competitor Y, one of them
is in the wrong deal," said Maureen
Fleming, Vice President of IDC's BPM
and Middleware research programs. "When an enterprise doesn't quickly
understand the difference, they invest too much in the evaluation and
run the risk of making a mistake that will cost far more in development
and user dissatisfaction. This IDC MarketScape is designed to help
enterprises with vendor selection when their process automation projects
are moderately to highly sophisticated."
This MarketScape named IBM, OpenText, Oracle, Pegasystems and TIBCO as
This research also provides a category of vendors called "disruptive
innovators." These vendors have products and product strategies that
demonstrate innovation leadership by pushing the envelope of process
automation in ways that broaden adoption and change the types of
projects enterprises are able to do. The disruptive innovators are
TIBCO, K2, Bosch Software Innovations, and Bizagi.
Determining which offerings to classify as BP platforms was aided by the
development of a complexity model that defines attributes of simple,
mid-level, and sophisticated projects and initiatives. Extensive
discussions with BPM professional services organizations and customers
with production deployments of BPM software were used to refine and map
projects to the complexity model.
Demos helped map product capabilities to the complexity model, providing
a mechanism for separating and aligning the 22 offerings into different
classes of BPM software.
This IDC study, IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide Business Process Platforms 2014 Vendor Assessment
(IDC #247683), employs the IDC MarketScape model to cover business
process platforms. There were four important elements that qualified
business process management offerings for inclusion as a BP platform:
the BP platform covers products that are used in projects rated as
highly to moderately sophisticated; the products demonstrated the
ability to support a development team across the life cycle; the vendors
were oriented toward extending BPM software across a broader set of use
cases; and the offerings were architecturally solid, supporting
strategic investments that require reuse and scalability across an
About IDC MarketScape
MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview
of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or
industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology
utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and
quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of
each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a
clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities
and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT,
telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully
compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a
transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the
strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
For more information about IDC MarketScape, please contact Karen Moser
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of
market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information
technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC
helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment
community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and
business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global,
regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities
and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th
anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve
their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG,
the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You
can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.
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