ILOG Joins Microsoft Business Process Alliance
It will collaborate on delivering the value of business rule management systems (BRMS) to Microsoft enterprise customers
Dec. 3, 2007 07:15 PM
"By providing enhanced business rules management, which delivers on our customers' needs," said Burley Kawasaki, director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft, "ILOG is a significant asset to the Microsoft Business Process Alliance." ILOG, which joined the Alliance today, will collaborate on delivering the value of business rule management systems (BRMS) to Microsoft enterprise software customers, he said.
Business rule technologies are considered essential to BPM systems (BPMS) because they extend the flexibility and agility BPM brings to process management by making complex decisions in the processes transparent, and therefore manageable, to users. According to leading IT research firm, Gartner, in the report "A Business Rule Market Checkup," November 6, 2007 by David McCoy and Eric Deitert: "By definition a BPMS must include rules technologies."
The Microsoft Business Process Alliance was established to propel mainstream adoption of BPM by promoting a powerful set of end-to-end solutions for automating Business Processes. ILOG and Microsoft will collaborate to upgrade, expand and promote the integration ILOG Rules for .NET(R) ILOG's BRMS for the .NET platform, with Microsoft desktop and enterprise products, including the 2007 Microsoft Office system, BizTalk Server 2006 R2, Windows SharePoint Services, Visual Studio, .NET 3.0 and Windows Workflow Foundation.
Expanding the strategic relationship between ILOG and Microsoft Corp., ILOG joins an industry-leading group of ISV partners with a specific focus on creating solutions that further enhance business process management (BPM) on the Microsoft platform.
Forrester Research has recognized ILOG as a business rule platform market leader, including the leader in business rule platforms for Java.
Customers of ILOG's award-winning BRMS products include eBay, Equifax, Grupo Santander, Harrah's Entertainment, Visa, Vodafone, Zurich, and many other leading Global 2000 companies and governments worldwide. ILOG's business rule management system (BRMS) product line includes ILOG JRules, ILOG Rules for .NET.
"Through the Business Process Alliance, customers benefit from a powerful set of end-to-end tools for automating and optimizing their business processes, without custom integration," said Kawasaki.
ILOG is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.