Gartner has revised its BPMS Magic Quadrant to focus the analysis on product support for the use cases, rather than product features and functions. This change has altered our assessment of the relative strengths of the vendors since our 2007 Magic Quadrant.
Gartner list the top four BPM uses as
- Implementation of a Specific Process-Based Application
- Support for a Continuous Process Improvement Mentality
- Redesign for a Process-Based SOA
- Business Transformation Initiatives
Here’s are the standings for the 2009 BPM Suites Magic Quadrant:
Leaders offer products and services that best enable all the use cases and have customer references for each. These vendors relentlessly focus on increasing the participation of business roles in process improvement efforts by enabling explicit, model-driven approaches, rather than traditional coding.
- Global 360
- Lombardi Software
- Software AG
- Tibco Software
The challengers are all strong companies that have undergone major changes in their organizations or products since our last Magic Quadrant. With these changes behind them, they are poised for growth.
In general, visionaries are innovators. This quadrant has changed the most from 2007. We included SAP and Sourcecode Technology Holdings (K2) this year, largely because of the high interest we see among our clients.
- Adobe Systems
- Polymita Technologies
You can read the full report “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites“ on the Gartner website.