Since the news broke earlier in the year, there has been much discussion regarding what IBM BlueWorks is and what its value proposition is comparison to WebSphere. As can be expected, there has also been some confusion.
In the light of the Lombadi Software acquisition, I thought this brief overview would be useful for the uninitiated. More information can be found at the IBM Blueworks Community site and for an overview of Lombardi refer to this post.
SmartPaaS Instance Manager automates the entire life cycle of requesting, approving, creating and tracking development and test environments for Pegasystems’ SmartBPM solutions. Customers, partners and BPM Centers of Excellence (COE’s) can use this application to provision — in about 30 minutes — secure, high performance environments on Amazon Web Services. It also includes a sophisticated management console and reporting capability.
SmartPaaS Instant Edition offers a secure, high performance cloud environment to simplify the development lifecycle of BPM projects for teams working on projects from disparate geographies. The finished application is 100% portable between the cloud and internal data center environments.
Both offerings are available on a simple monthly subscription basis.
It will be interesting to see how this offering from Pega compares to all the other vendors in this space including:
As someone who works with customers to deliver business value through BPM, I have definitely noticed an increased interest from organisations exploiting existing BPM investments as well as those that are new to BPM trying to determine its potential.
Lombardi Software recently released this 15 min (more like 30 but who’s counting) introduction to BPM. Thought it may be informative for those of you trying to understand the value of BPM.
Quoting Lombardi marketing:
…let us help you share the BPM vision with your co-workers. ‘How To Explain BPM To Your Co-workers In 15 Minutes or Less’ is an informative webinar to help you discover what to present and how to answer the most frequently asked questions.
I attended an online conference at which some of the leading BPM vendors presented their BPM vision and capabilities. Very sales focussed so may not be worth the effort if you are familiar with BPM and the products.