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FileNet achieves Leader status in META Java-based pure-play Business Process Management market evaluation

  • 21 January, 2005 15:19

<p>SYDNEY, Jan. 21 - FileNet Corporation, a leading provider of Enterprise Content and Business Process Management solutions, has announced that it has been ranked as a market leader in META Group's recently released METAspectrum for providers of Java-based Pure-Play Business Process Management (BPM) Suites.</p>
<p>Specifically, FileNet is recognised for its sound technology vision and strategy, solid technical and sales support, and straightforward product implementation. META Group is a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services, and strategic consulting.</p>
<p>FileNet is the only vendor to be named to the esteemed leader segment in both META Group's METAspectrum analyses of Business Process Management (BPM) Suites, and Enterprise Content Management (ECM), issued in October 2004.</p>
<p>The new METAspectrum evaluation on Java-Based Pure-Play Business Process Management Suites provides an objective assessment of companies providing BPM systems based on J2EE application server architectures. META defines BPM Suites as a set of tools that enable businesses to model, orchestrate, execute and measure business processes across humans, systems and data.</p>
<p>The report categorises vendors as "leaders," "challengers," or "followers," based on technology, market performance and presence. According to META, "Leaders in the BPMS marketplace have several common characteristics: international presence, competitive offerings in all the suite components, and more than 50 clients with strong references." META also states, "Market leaders also have the strongest focus on end-user modelling and a strategic view that recognises the transformation to a broader software infrastructure platform and the need for value-added functionality to remain competitive in the long term."</p>
<p>In the expanded vendor analysis section, FileNet is credited for its technology vision and strategy. FileNet's BPM offering, FileNet Business Process Manager, was acknowledged in the report for its sophisticated analytics support. Also highlighted was FileNet's customisable and granular user interface that enables users to manage, configure and validate workflows prior to deployment.</p>
<p>"We are honoured that META Group has recognized FileNet's technology vision and strategy, distinguishing us as a leader both in the BPM and ECM markets," said James Rae, Managing Director FileNet Australia and New Zealand. "Our strengths in business process management and content management enable us to deliver integrated content and process capabilities for better, faster decision-making throughout the enterprise."</p>
<p>"We developed METAspectrum to enable IT professionals to quickly evaluate vendors based on their ability to deliver on the presence and performance criteria that matter most in a given market," said Hollis Bischoff, vice president and META Group analyst. "FileNet's leader ranking in both BPM and ECM analyses is significant. The combination of content management and business process management offers customers the ability to meet business challenges and improve business results. Business process optimization and analytics offers customers real-time visibility of business operations, and the ability to effectively adapt processes to meet changing market conditions, exploit opportunities and mitigate threats - key to competitive advantage."</p>
<p>About METAspectrum
META Group's METAspectrum(SM) methodology provides a framework for evaluating or selecting an appropriate IT vendor or product, simplifies the decision process, and enables more effective technology investments. META Group's research efforts, which adhere to the company's commitment to objectivity, are conducted independently, based on industry best-practice methodologies and subject to the highest levels of review by META Group's research community. To learn more about METAspectrum, visit or call 800-945-META.</p>
<p>About FileNet
FileNet Corporation (NASDAQ: FILE) helps organisations to make better decisions by managing the content and processes that drive their business. FileNet’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions allow customers to build and sustain competitive advantage by managing content throughout their organisations, automating and streamlining their business processes, and providing the full spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify their critical and everyday decision-making.</p>
<p>FileNet ECM solutions deliver a comprehensive set of capabilities that integrate with existing information systems to provide cost-effective solutions that solve real-world business problems.</p>
<p>Since the Company’s founding in 1982, more than 4,000 organisations, including more than three-quarters of the Fortune 100, have taken advantage of FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and processes.</p>
<p>Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, the company markets its innovative ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales, professional services and support organisations, as well as via its ValueNet® Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application developers. Visit FileNet's Web site at, or call (02) 8224 9900.</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the potential benefits of using FileNet's products. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "may," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are FileNet's ability to develop, complete, introduce, market, distribute and gain market acceptance for its products and technologies in a timely manner; the emerging nature of the Enterprise Content Management market; announcements of technological innovations, new products or product enhancements by FileNet or its competitors; and other factors detailed in the FileNet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.</p>
<p>Note to editors: FileNet and ValueNet are registered trademarks of FileNet Corporation. All other company or product names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>METAspectrum(SM) market evaluations and results are the sole property of META Group, Inc. Permission to use the results requires prior written approval from META Group and should not be deemed an endorsement of any company or product. Copyright © 2004 META Group, Inc. All rights reserved.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact: James Rae at FileNet (02) 8224 9900 or David Frost at PR Deadlines (02) 4341 5021</p>

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