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The Forrester Wave™: Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q4 2006

webMethods, TIBCO, And IBM Lead The Way

December 20, 2006


  • By Ken Vollmer,
  • Henry Peyret
  • with Jacqueline Stone,
  • Mike Gilpin,
  • Megan Daniels

Why Read This Report

Forrester evaluated leading integration-centric business process management suite (IC-BPMS) vendors across 85 criteria and found that webMethods, TIBCO Software, and IBM have established category leadership based on their combined strength across the three major areas of evaluation: connection, business process management (BPM), and service-oriented architecture (SOA). webMethods excelled overall with the most comprehensive suite of IC-BPMS features. TIBCO scored well due to its high scores in the traditional integration arena and its advanced features for supporting human interactions, while IBM enhanced its high position in this space via its strong support for both BPM and SOA. Oracle retains its place in the Leader category due primarily to the enhanced BPM features that it has recently added, and Sun Microsystems captured a top spot through its acquisition of category-leading products from SeeBeyond Technologies. BEA Systems made a strong surge into the Leader category due to the many enhancements it has made in the areas of both BPM and SOA, and Software AG achieved a top place in the integration suite market for the first time due to its strong SOA features.

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Table of Contents

  • This Is Not Your Dad's EAI
  • IC-BPMS Evaluation Overview
  • Leading Vendors Keep Up With Advancing Requirements
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material

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