Independent BPM vendors navigating dangerous waters

A recent article in Intelligent Enterprise, Content and BPM Vendors Swim Among the “Whales”, talks about how the independent BPM vendors are faring amongst the big guys like Microsoft and Oracle.

Open Text‘s strategy of using the big guys’ products as infrastructure to build their own products on top of makes a lot of sense, although it will be difficult for some of the other independent vendors to follow suit. There’s always the chance, of course, that the big guy in question will just build their own version of what the independent is doing, but there’s always room in the market for a company that’s nimble and innovative.

The article also mentions the CentraSite community and some of the innovative things that Savvion is doing with their ProcessXchange, both of which I’ve blogged about previously.

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