Gartner Inc.'s 2010 Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools positions IBM in the Leaders Quadrant, with IBM Rational System Architect.
According to Gartner, to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for business process analysis (BPA) tools, vendors must demonstrate both "completeness of vision" and an "ability to execute."
So those positioned in the Leaders Quadrant, like IBM, must be:
Gartner defines business process analysis as “the business modeling space in which business professionals (that is, business users, business architects and BP analysts) and IT analysts collaborate on business architecture, transformation and improvement, including process analysis and design to support BP improvement initiatives." Download the report to learn more.
Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools, Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00174515, David Norton, Mike Blechar, Teresa Jones, 22 February 2010. The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 22 February 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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