The State of the BPM Platform Cloud Market, 2011

Archived Published: 13 January 2011 ID: G00209943


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A broad range of BPM cloud service offerings give business process improvement leaders more deployment options and collaboration capabilities. Shared-service managers or external service providers looking for multitenancy and elasticity in BPM-enabled cloud platforms have fewer options.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • A Significant Minority of BPM Initiatives Involve Public and Private Cloud Services
    • Key Terms — BPM Technologies, PaaS and CEAP
    • Demand-Side View: BPM PaaS and Cloud-Enabled BPM Platforms
    • Supply-Side View: BPM PaaS and Cloud-Enabled BPM Platforms
    • Majority of Vendors Surveyed Offer Both BPM PaaS and Cloud-Enabled BPM Platforms
    • Different Pricing Options for Different Usage Scenarios
    • Beware of Long-Term Service Commitments
    • Fine-Grained Metering by Use, True Elasticity and Full Multitenancy Remain Elusive
  • Recommended Reading
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