Wave Report

The Forrester Wave™: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2008

BEA Systems Leads, With Software AG and LogicLibrary Close Behind

January 28th, 2008
With contributors:
Randy Heffner , David D'Silva

Summary

Forrester evaluated leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) service life-cycle management vendors against 96 criteria and found that BEA Systems, Software AG, and LogicLibrary established leadership, thanks to their SOA service life-cycle management capabilities and breadth of process focus. BEA provides the most comprehensive combination of features, breadth of capability, and out-of-the-box process enhancements. Software AG and LogicLibrary scored almost identically, each providing several unique value-added features, with Software AG providing the strongest user experience and LogicLibrary providing the strongest overall reporting and analytics capability. HP, IBM, and SOA Software, are Strong Performers, fully capable of supporting enterprise-level SOA service life-cycle management needs but with a somewhat narrower assortment of value-added templates, built-in best practices, and usability enhancements than the Leaders bring to the table. All three are maturing rapidly and incorporate the strong underlying workflow and repository foundation needed to support these kinds of additions in the future.

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