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The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Modeling Tools, Q3 2006

IDS Scheer Clearly Leads, With Proforma And MEGA Close Behind

September 29, 2006


  • By Henry Peyret,
  • Colin Teubner
  • with Connie Moore,
  • Eric Kim,
  • Lucy Fossner

Why Read This Report

Forrester evaluated leading business process modeling tool products based on 121 criteria and found that IDS Scheer clearly leads the market — thanks to good functional coverage, templates, and Web-based architecture. Proforma, another Leader, has better functional coverage but falls behind on strategy and market presence compared with IDS Scheer. MEGA also leads with a homogeneous offering that has no major shortcomings. Casewise, EMC, IBM, iGrafx, and Telelogic are all Strong Performers. iGrafx provides a good, well-integrated product but lacks strategic vision and market positioning relative to the other products. EMC just acquired ProActivity and will need to enhance templates and life-cycle management to better fit EMC's Documentum product. IBM's product suffers from poor architecture, lack of templates, no process-specific repository, and overlap with IBM's Rational modeling tools. Telelogic is still integrating Popkin System Architect (acquired last year), and must improve life-cycle management. Casewise is kept out of the Leaders by product strategy.

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Table of Contents

  • Modeling: Not Just Drawing Flowcharts
  • Business Process Modeling Tools Evaluation Overview
  • All Vendors Are Mature
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents