June 2008 Entries
A comprehensive analysis of BPM Suites


After months of tweaking and review, our coverage of IBM's BPM technology offering is now live. It joins our coverage of Appian, BEA (we're keeping an eye on this, of course, and will update it as soon as is practical), Lombardi, Software AG and TIBCO.
We've been working on this assessment since the autumn of 2007: the delay is mostly due to the breadth of IBM's portfolio (the assessment report runs to 33 pages, whereas most of the others come in around 20 pages) - combined with the fact that, just as we were about to finalise the report, IBM changed its portfolio positioning, introducing the BPM Suite. Anyhow the effort has been worth it - we think the result is pretty comprehensive and definitely worth reading if you're in the process of selecting a BPM technology vendor.
The IBM BPM assessment report is available as part of our Guest Pass library, here; the detailed comparative scoring information, which you can personalise in line with your preferences and constraints, lives in the online vendor comparison tool that's part of our BPM continuous advisory service. Although this service isn't free, you can get a 7-day free trial, so you can use the tool now to see how IBM stacks up in the context of your own environment and preferences - just fill in this form.
Next up is Pegasystems - the assessment process is already underway.

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REST Services and Metadata EndPoints in WCF

Dan Rigsby posted an approach to exposing REST services metadata using mexHttpBinding. 

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