Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) and ILOG, (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) one of the world's leading providers of business rule management systems (BRMS), today announced a strategic alliance.
As an initial step, Software AG will globally resell ILOG's JRules, a key offering in ILOG's BRMS product line. Software AG will include ILOG JRules in its portfolio of business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions. The companies will also collaborate on joint marketing activities.
Software AG offers its customers experienced BPM experts and the appropriate technologies to achieve a continuous increase in the efficiency of corporate processes throughout the entire length of the value-added chain. With ILOG JRules, Software AG customers will be able to manage business rules throughout their entire lifecycle, giving companies even more control over complex business processes.
Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) are essential to BPM applications because they ensure the highest levels of agility and customization for these applications. They also provide significant value in an SOA environment, where a BRMS creates decision services that are truly reusable and can be owned and maintained by business users. Using a BRMS, business policies can be managed independently of applications or processes, eliminating the need to make policy changes through traditional software coding. The resulting solutions provide for the continuous adjustment of processes in response to changing business conditions.
"ILOG is a global BRMS leader, making them a valuable addition to our Partner Alliance, in good company with technology partners such as IDS Scheer and Fujitsu," says Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chairman of the Executive Board of Software AG. "ILOG shares with us the vision of BPM and SOA; with it we are in a position to provide companies with the agility needed to succeed in international competition. Our solutions complement each other perfectly, providing maximum benefit to our customers."
"In Software AG, we have found a worldwide expert in XML, Web services, SOA and BPM that can deploy state-of-the-art SOA solutions, and which will enable us to leverage a large installed base acquired over the years" said ILOG Chairman and CEO, Pierre Haren.