Market Profile: Business Process Management Infrastructure 2011



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The business process management (BPM) product landscape is complex, with many related and adjacent markets, which makes vendor selection challenging. The recent burst of vendor consolidation activity means the primary market segmentation between "stackers" and "pure plays" is less relevant. The market for BPM infrastructure is mature, but niche, and seemingly recession-proof. In this market profile, Research Director Richard Watson defines the market for BPM infrastructure and its market segments and describes the customer requirements, technology trends, and market dynamics that are shaping the market.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Gartner's Opinion
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Definition
      • Business and IT Symbiosis
      • Market Growth and Maturity
      • Related and Adjacent Markets
    • Market Segmentation
      • Vendor-Origin Segmentation
      • License-Model Segmentation
      • Platform Segmentation
      • Cloud-Readiness Segmentation
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
      • Customer Requirements
      • Barriers to Mainstream Adoption
    • Technology Trends
      • Cloud Computing
      • Social BPM
      • SOA and BPM
      • BPM Standards
    • Vendor Trends
      • Stackers: Diffuse Light Sources
      • Pure Plays: We Few, We Happy Few
    • Futures
      • Cloud Computing
      • The New Ways of Work
      • Lower Barriers to Adoption
  • Further Information
  • Recommended Reading
  • Notes
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