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Research Publication Date: 14 December 2007 ID Number: G00152906 © 2007 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner's research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007 Janelle B. Hill, Michele Cantara, Eric Deitert, Marc Kerremans Former business process management pure-play vendors continue to lead the business process management suites market, but the "classic" use case for BPMS is becoming less clear as application infrastructure technologies converge into model-driven, integrated-composition environments.
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Publication Date: 14 December 2007/ID Number: G00152906 Page 2 of 31 © 2007 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW This Magic Quadrant summarizes the state of the market for business process management suites (BPMSs). A BPMS supports the model-driven manipulation of business processes throughout the process life cycle. Vendors that have evolved from business process management (BPM) pure-play tool providers continue to lead the BPMS market, although many larger middleware and software infrastructure vendors are strengthening their BPMS products. A BPMS is an integrated collection of critical software technologies that enables the control and management of business processes. As compared with other model-oriented development tools, such as integrated service environments (ISEs) and integrated development environments (IDEs), a BPMS emphasizes business user involvement in the entire process improvement life cycle, from design through implementation, deployment, monitoring and ongoing optimization. Rather than reducing reliance on people through automation, a BPMS emphasizes the value of coordinating people and information, in addition to systems, as central resources. This emphasis also distinguishes a BPMS from other emerging model-driven application infrastructure (see "'Application Infrastructure' Reflects New Dynamics in the Software Market"). Vendors that have come to the BPMS market from a BPM pure-play background have a long history of model-driven process execution, which Gartner thinks is the best way to enable business users and IT professionals to collaboratively manage and rapidly change their operational processes in response to a volatile business environment. During the next five to 10
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