de Febrero, 2009- IDS Scheer, the international solution provider of Business Process Management (BPM), today announced that it was named a Leader in the January 2009 report, “The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, And IT Planning, Q1 2009.”
In Forrester’s assessment of enterprise architecture and business process analysis (BPA) tools, the independent research firm assessed nine leading vendors in a 93-criteria evaluation, grouped into three high-level buckets of current offering, strategy, and market presence; and used three data sources including vendor surveys, product demonstrations, and customer reference calls. IDS Scheer has been named a leader in all 3 categories – EA Tools, Business Process Analysis (BPA) and IT Planning. In the EA Tools and BPA evaluation, IDS Scheer earned the highest score for its current offering and has been rated as the leader with the largest market presence in all of the 3 categories.
“We are honored to be positioned as a leader in the latest Forrester Wave for Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, and IT Planning,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, member of the IDS Scheer Board, responsible for ARIS product strategy and development. “The ARIS offerings have been developed from the beginning as a holistic collaboration platform to align business with IT. With today’s challenging economic conditions, companies now more than ever are looking at solutions such as ARIS to improve business performance.”
The new report also states that “the current generation of EA tools is introducing another new category of functionality: features for planning IT changes such as consolidation of data centers, rationalization of applications worldwide, or an IT merger after an acquisition. As a consequence, the number of EA stakeholders potentially using EA tools is growing again to include business analysts, quality or risk auditors, IT strategists, CIOs, project portfolio managers, and others.”
The report continues, stating that “the trend of increasing the number of roles using EA tools will continue as business units in the enterprise more and more see IT as a key factor in innovation — meaning that the IT organization will no longer be the only decision-maker involved in choosing IT investments. The trend’s impact to the EA tools market? EA tools are becoming collaboration platforms that help organizations improve decisions about major business and IT changes. The current transition period should reinforce EA tools’ cross-cutting role by facilitating better impact analysis by using the multidimensional dependencies that EA tools collect.”