More Intelligence for BPM

Pegasystems releases software; features to improve process productivity and agility

Cambridge, MA Ñ February 26, 2003 Ñ Pegasystems Inc., a provider of business process management (BPM) software, today announced a new version of PegaRULES Process Commander. According to the provider, PegaRULES Process Commander builds more intelligence into companiesÕ BPM applications, and it helps clients to manage and improve their business practices and processes.

PegaRULES Process Commander 3.2 incorporates new declarative rules, allowing business users and developers to build and modify a more thorough set of BPM applications. The provider said the automated business rules are the practices and procedures that define how an organization works.

In addition, Pegasystems also said Process Commander has the ability to research, respond and resolve work automatically. Therefore, when a company inputs their organizationÕs rules into PegaRULES Process Commander, the softwareÕs rules-based engine gathers the relevant criteria and data and also makes a decision and helps to resolve the work, automating previously manual tasks.

Other changes include simplified integration with external systems, and improved process and system administration.

ÒA BPM solution is not complete without easy-to-change and externalized business rules that add intelligence to the enterprise architecture and, specifically, to business processes,Ó said Jim Sinur, vice president and research director, Gartner Inc. ÒIn order to fulfill BPM initiatives, businesses need both a rules engine and process management tools that manage the rules and work and change processes daily, if needed.Ó

Pegasystems explained that some of the business benefits its software provids are pre-configured rules, easy-to-use forms and a patented rules engine, and it is based on a modern Java and XML architecture.

ÒThe newest version of Process Commander incorporates a new set of rule types, along with flexible BPM features for both business users and developers,Ó said Paul McNulty, vice president, PegaRULES. ÒWith PegaRULES Process Commander V3.2, we are able to address customer and partner priorities, such as rapidly implementing and changing business decisions in real time, helping to resolve business problems when they occur, easily deploying Process Commander applications, and integrating with existing infrastructure and applications by assimilating processes with systems.Ó