According to a press release from Metastorm, Ovum have released a new report about the BPM Vendor market.
The report evaluates BPM vendors based on a quantitative assessment of their market impact, end-user sentiment, and technology offering, and places them in one of three categories — explore, consider, or shortlist.
The analysis has considered various Vendors including: – Cordys, Oracle, Lombardi, Intalio, Pegasystems, SAP, Tibco, Metastorm and IBM. The press release states that Ovum have concluded the following:
Metastorm is placed in the elite “shortlist” category, which not only distinguishes its integrated software suite as “best of breed,” but also designates Metastorm as a vendor that should always be on the shortlist for any enterprise evaluating BPM solutions. According to the report, Metastorm is at “the very summit of the BPM competitive landscape.”
By contrast, Oracle and Savvion were the other vendors who made it into the ‘Shortlist’ category, while Lombardi, Appian, Active Endpoints, Ultimus, IBM and Pegasystems were in the ‘Consider’ category followed by AuraPortal, Cordys, Intalio, SAP and Tibco in the ‘Explore’ category.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts and experiences on Metastorm and if they should be on every evalutaion shortlist. The report can be found here for anybody who is interested.