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IDC MarketScape Report Names Progress Software as a Leader in Business Process Platforms Category

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June 27, 2011

IDC MarketScape Report Names Progress Software as a Leader in Business Process Platforms Category

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Market intelligence firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), recently presented its findings in a report "IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms," where Progress Software (News - Alert) Corporation, a software provider, earned the highest score for its innovation in Responsive Process Management (RPM) suite.  

The Progress RPM suite also received the top scores for product capabilities, technology platform and development environment.

"Progress was the first to move around the broader vision of a control system spanning an end-to-end, heterogeneous process and, as an IDC (News - Alert) MarketScape leader, we believe that the Progress RPM suite is suitable for a wide variety of process requirements," Maureen Fleming, program vice president, Business Process Management and Middleware, IDC, said in a press release.

Fleming also noted, "Progress appeared in a high number of competitive BPM deals we examined for this IDC MarketScape. When the Progress Savvion platform was invited to compete, it advanced to the shortlist a high percentage of times."

The Progress RPM suite, currently in version 2.0, is said to enable enterprises with a powerful software solution that gives them complete visibility and analytics across their business and the ability to sense and respond to any number of business events, positive and negative. The suite comprises an easy-to-use, browser-based, interactive interface called the Progress Control Tower, alongside Progress Actional Business Transaction Management (BTM), Progress Apama Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Progress Savvion Business Process Management (BPM) platforms.

Key strengths of Progress RPM, cited by IDC in its report, include: strong fact-based discovery and design tools, including the ability to trace a business transaction through all of the touch points of an end-to-end process for fact-based process discovery; an advanced user interface (UI) development environment, which allows developers to compose a customized UI and model how users navigate through it; sophisticated data and integration capabilities; strong condition detection capabilities; strong monitoring and analytics; and competitive pricing that is in line with capabilities offered.

 "As competition increases and more data flows through the enterprise, organizations need agile processes with the ability to respond immediately to critical impending business risks and potential revenue opportunities. It's also critical that organizations can continuously improve their business process performance – even in a legacy environment. That's the vision behind the Progress RPM suite and we're delighted that IDC not only shares our vision but that they have developed a new category based on it,” said John Bates, chief technology officer, Progress Software. 

Recently, Progress Software announced that Betfair, the world's largest international sports exchange, has signed a deal to deploy the Progress SonicMQ messaging platform for high availability and fault tolerant enterprise messaging.

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Meenakshi Shankar is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen

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