Oracle Named a Leader in Business Process Management in IDC’s MarketScape for Business Process Platforms Report

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – IDC has named Oracle a Leader in its "IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms 2011" report. According to the report, "Oracle was named a leader in this IDC MarketScape because of its technical functionality as a platform, sophisticated user interface, business functionality in its process layer, and business execution capabilities. We believe Oracle is a very strong option for enterprises investing strategically in BPM automation technology." * This IDC report assesses the capabilities of vendors to support mid-range to complex process improvement scenarios. BP platforms provide development and runtime environments to improve and automate a wide range of processes and support advanced use cases around orchestration, case management, process interoperability, end-to-end process monitoring, and event-driven process management. That means BP platforms are capable of combining people- and system-centric use cases. IDC's MarketScape assessment model balances the strategy of vendors with their current capabilities. A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g is a unified, complete, and social solution that enables customers to engage business and IT users more easily in the management of all types of business processes enabling increased efficiency, business visibility, and agility.

Supporting Quotes

"Leaders in the IDC MarketScape for BP Platforms are aligned with an enterprise's need for highly capable, well-rounded offerings that support a broad range of needs, particularly for more sophisticated process improvement efforts," said Maureen Fleming, program vice president of IDC's BPM and Middleware Research. "This is important for enterprises investing strategically in a platform capable of supporting multiple process improvement projects." "This is a critical area as business processes are at the heart of what makes or breaks a business, and what differentiates it from the competition," said David Shaffer, vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware. "IDC's comprehensive analysis demonstrates Oracle's leadership in the business process management market, and it is rewarding to achieve top marks in a number of areas such as innovation, out-of-the-box productivity and overall platform capabilities. These results validate our commitment to providing customers with the industry's most complete and unified business process management solution."

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IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms 2011 Vendor Analysis Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g Join the Oracle Fusion Middleware online communities: Blogs, Facebook and Twitter

* IDC, "IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms 2011 Vendor Analysis," IDC #228598, June 2011

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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