Intalio Into Europe

10/14/2003

Intalio, Inc., a Business Process Management company, has expanded into Europe. Bringing its Intalio|n Business Process Management System (BPMS) to the European market, Intalio has opened offices in Brussels and London.



The Aberdeen Group forecasts that Business Process Management (BPM) spending in Europe will reach $850 million in 2003 and will top $1.67 billion in 2005. After North America, Europe is the most significant region for BPM spending, according to Aberdeen. Moreover, says Aberdeen, fewer suppliers are targeting Europe, making it very lucrative for those actively pursuing in the region.

Intalio says it “has already signed several enterprise customers in Europe, as it builds on the momentum from its pioneering efforts in business process management (BPM) standards and its soon-to-be-released version 2.5 of Intalio|n³. Client success and aggressive plans to leverage the potential has led Intalio to form a series of partnerships with multiple BPM-savvy system integrators in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Details of these new customers and partners will be announced over the next few months.

“Furthermore, to support Intalio’s growing customer base and partner network, the company has opened a Client Support Center in Brussels, Belgium. The operation provides clients with easy access to Intalio technical expertise through a dedicated help-desk and extends the company’s capabilities to provide a broad range of services including consulting, training and implementation support.”

“European companies tend to be process-centric, and their high valuation of process is driving very aggressive BPM adoption,” said Tom Meyer, chairman and CEO of Intalio. “As a result, Europe represents the ultimate proving ground for Intalio. We’re bringing Intalio|n³ to an audience with a rich tradition of successfully running process-managed organizations, putting our leading-edge BPMS in companies that have spent years on the leading edge of business process management.”

Intalio notes that, “BPM is a discipline that helps companies identify and streamline key processes, from customer service to manufacturing and virtually everything in between. The Intalio|n³ BPMS lets customers apply leading-edge technology to selected business processes, helping them reduce operational expenses and allowing them to be more adaptive, responsive and productive.

“Intalio enters the European market with an impressive array of BPM credentials. The company was an early, ardent advocate of BPM standards, initiating and co-founding BPMI.org in August 2000. Charged with establishing standards for process design, deployment, execution, maintenance and optimization, BPMI.org has grown to over 200 members and delivered key BPM standards, including the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) and the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).

“In April, Intalio joined IBM and Microsoft to co-submit the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) 1.1 specification to OASIS. Intalio also participates in the OASIS Technical Committee charged with guiding BPEL to standardization.

“While its work within BPMI.org and the standards domain has strengthened the BPM market, it also strengthened Intalio, providing invaluable experience and insight that the company has distilled into its own rapidly maturing BPMS. Initially released in February 2002, Intalio|n³ is the first standards-based, platform-neutral BPMS. It supports the design, deployment, execution, maintenance and optimization of business processes that involve distributed transactions with packaged applications, databases and heritage systems.

“In February 2003, Intalio launched Intalio|n³ 2.0. Version 2.0 adds support for complex workflow interactions with end-users, strengthens the company’s commitment to industry standards including XML schema, amplifies enterprise-class performance and boosts user productivity by allowing pieces of processes to be reused to create new processes.

“Intalio|n³ gained its first customer – the book publisher iUniverse – in April 2002 and followed up by securing its first U.S. enterprise customer, LexisNexis, the global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. Earlier this year, Intalio announced its alliance with Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the leading information technology services companies,” Intalio concludes.

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