IBM Launches New Business Process Management Offerings

IBM announced a suite of new software and services aimed at helping organizations transform their business processes. IBM's new unified Business Process Management (BPM) platform, IBM Business Process Manager, is intended to provide companies greater visibility into business operations so they can model, automate, monitor and adjust plans instantly.

IBM also announced it is launching a global consulting and services delivery organization for business process improvement. The new services will be delivered via a new methodology, called the IBM Method for Business Process Optimization.

IBM's new or upgraded BPM products and services include IBM Blueworks Live, a software as a service (SaaS), cloud-based offering that accelerates business processes by allowing better visibility and communication across an organization; IBM Business Monitor, designed to increase real-time operational visibility through integrated Cognos Business Intelligence analysis and reporting; and IBM BPM Industry Packs, targeted at the banking, healthcare and telecommunications sectors.

More information is available from IBM.