PegaSystems upgrades SmartBPM technology

Source: PegaSystems

Pegasystems Inc.(NASDAQ:PEGA), the leader in unified process and rules technology, today announced a major upgrade of its award winning SmartBPM Suite designed to optimize the management of constantly changing business processes.

With its enhanced capabilities for users, analysts and developers, SmartBPM marks a new class of business process management software. The enhanced capabilities include AJAX "hover and see" automation for end users; "develop once, deploy everywhere" language localization capabilities; and fast, flexible ease-of-use for developers.

The AJAX enhancement to PegaRULES Process Commander offers a "hover and see" functionality that provides immediate feedback to the end user, in turn increasing interactivity, speed and usability of Web applications.

The language localization capability provides a means to have a localized customer experience - including language, interfaces and logos - while the application is developed and managed in just one language. This enables multinational businesses to develop and maintain a solution in the home language, and deploy it globally.

The SmartBPM upgrade also features enhanced ergonomics for developers including easier-to-find tools, the ability to iteratively test application components during development and flash-based movies providing step-by-step tutorials.

Industry analysts at Forrester Research, Inc. have recognized Pegasystems as a leader in BPM, a worldwide market that Forrester states is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 20 percent between 2005 and 2009, when it is expected to reach $2.7 billion (The Forrester Wave: Human-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q1 2006).

Janelle Hill, Research VP at Gartner commented, "The more BPM Suites can do to make it easier for business users and analysts to get and stay involved in BPM, the better. We see BPM as an area where business and IT can truly collaborate."

"As process management continues to dominate the agendas of today's business and IT decision makers, Pegasystems is leading the industry to help businesses execute on their objectives," said Alan Trefler, CEO, Pegasystems. "We work with Fortune 500 and other world-class institutions to build business value from day one of their BPM projects, and to support evolution with ease."

Trefler continued, "As one of the leading companies in BPM, Pegasystems has invested millions in research over the years. This new version of our award-winning SmartBPM suite introduces innovative capabilities and enhancements to our technology to keep our customers ahead of the competition."

Additional capabilities of PegaRULES Process Commander Version 5.1, generally available in the second quarter of 2006, include:

  • Automatic incorporation of user-defined policy changes into existing procedures
  • Unique pre-flight capability enhanced with rule referential integrity checking to develop better applications more quickly
  • Autonomic diagnostics to help the system repair itself
  • Extensive testing for integration components to keep the composite enterprise application healthy
  • Enhanced developer resource site with a major upgrade to the Pega Developer Network (PDN) Web site including technical content and site functionality and
  • Developer Help System with expanded context sensitive Help topics and more "How-To" information

Vinaykumar S. Mummigatti, General Manager, BPM Practice, Satyam Computers Services Ltd., said, "Satyam is committed to raising the bar for IT services, and Pegasystems continues to set the standard for BPM technology.
We are delighted to work with them to deliver competitive advantage for the world's leading organizations."

Peter Grambs, Vice President Customer Solutions Practice, Cognizant Technology Solutions, commented, "Cognizant is focused on the right solutions for the right customers. Pegasystems' SmartBPM provides an opportunity for our shared customers to optimize management of complex business processes."

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