Core components and technology tools of BPM
- By Alan Radding
- Nov 14, 2004
Core components of a BPM solution
Business process management solutions build on the existing network infrastructure and exchange data with the organization's production applications. Core components include:
A workflow engine.
Business activity monitoring.
A rules/policy engine.
Data extraction, translation and loading.
A data repository.
Forrester Research analysts classify business process management (BPM) vendors into five categories. Here are some examples of companies in each category:
Application integration — Tibco Software, webMethods, SeeBeyond, Vitria Technology, CommerceQuest, HandySoft Global and Appian.
Application platforms — IBM, BEA Systems, Microsoft, Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Integic.
Enterprise business applications — SAP, Oracle, Siebel Systems and Chordiant Software.
Enterprise content management — FileNet, Documentum, Open Text, Interwoven and Vignette.
Pure-play BPM — Savvion, Fuego, Tibco (with the recent purchase of Staffware), PegaSystems, Intalio, Lombardi Software and Metastorm.
Other products — including groupware, collaborative tools and basic workflow tools — may also offer BPM capabilities.