BPM Market Set To Triple with Cloud Power By 2015

Business process management (BPM) systems are expected to grow significantly as more organization use Web-based applications to implement automated processes, according to a new report by WinterGreen Research. Cloud computing will become more integral to BPM, the report added.

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Business process management (BPM) systems are expected to grow significantly as more organization use Web-based applications to implement automated processes, according to a new report by WinterGreen Research. Cloud computing will become more integral to BPM, the report added.

Increasingly, companies are analyzing information in real-time to gain an advantage of their competitors, said the report entitled Worldwide BPM Market Opportunities Strategies, and Forecasts, 2009 to 2015.

WinterGreen estimates that BPM markets will for licenses, maintenance, and services will rise from $1.8 billion in 2008 to reach $6.2 billion by 2015, according to the report.

Cloud computing, an increasing part of BPM initiatives, will help provide organizations with up-to-date information in a usable format. So, the report predicts that off-premise SOA and cloud-based deployment options for BPM will grow in number and variety.

"Automation efficiency depends on process efficiency. Utility companies do not want to spend the $6 billion to replace the existing IT system and endure the associated risk, they simply want to upgrade the existing CRM module so that the outage calls are handled more efficiently," according to a statement. "This involves SOA systems integration implemented as BPM."

Next BPM Battlegrounds Focus on Integration
WinterGreen's research report also suggests the coming BPM battleground will be over integration projects that tie together SOA, cloud and legacy on-premise business assets.

Integrating BPM with valuable legacy assets such as CRM depends on a level of integration that is available from firms with business process and ESB expertise. So, the report expects more pure-play BPM firms may have to develop message broker capabilities in order to compete.

Document integration will be another important BPM battleground, the report said. "Adobe achieves its BPM market strength from document integration that then automates process," according to the statement. "BPM is utilizing the architectures of SOA to develop component architecture in a manner that is consistent with efficient operations."



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