Oracle tops IDC's ranking in business process management

INTERNATIONAL Data Corporation (IDC) has named Oracle, a leader in its “IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms 2011” report.

According to the report, “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.”

This IDC report assesses the capabilities of vendors to support mid-range to complex process improvement scenarios. 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.

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

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

According to the Programme Vice President of IDC’s BPM and Middleware Research, Maureen Fleming; “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 is important for enterprises investing strategically in a platform capable of supporting multiple process improvement projects.”

To the Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware, David Shaffer, “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. These results validate our commitment to providing customers with the industry’s most complete and unified business process management solution.”

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