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November 30, 2004 Issue
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Appian Enterprise 4 from Appian Corporation is a business process management solution to provide a rich, full-featured process-centric platform for developing and deploying powerful business solutions across the entire enterprise. Appian Enterprise 4 provides sophisticated collaboration and knowledge-centric tools that speed processes and allow business users to capture and manage enterprise data and best practices. Building on its core process functionality, Appian Enterprise 4 leverages integrated analytics to drive continuous, dynamic process improvement where processes can be monitored and modified in real-time and in concert with changes in the business environment.


Business Objects Consumer Product Goods Analytic Solutions from Business Objects provides manufacturers of consumer product goods (CPG) with insight and best practices to improve brand sales revenue as well as sales and marketing effectiveness. The new solutions include two products that will help CPG manufacturers improve brand management, reduce customer turnover, monitor their distribution channels, and develop more effective sales and marketing strategies. Each of these products provide managers with guided analysis, dashboards, and best practices that enable them to easily track performance, identify and resolve operational weaknesses, and improve sales.


CenterBoard Integrator from CenterBoard is a network-based virtual operational data store (Virtual ODS) that delivers right-time access to information across and beyond the enterprise as if it were a single database, without copying data. CenterBoard Integrator is a breakthrough solution that fuses networking paradigms with database technology to provide a highly scalable, intelligent and easily configurable Virtual ODS. CenterBoard Integrator is an all software solution that runs on lightweight Intel hardware platforms (supports Windows and Linux). It fits seamlessly between distributed, heterogeneous data sources and front-end tools and applications.


Dralasoft BPEL Orchestrator from Dralasoft, Inc. is a commercially available business process execution language (BPEL) workflow product offering a mature, robust core engine and comprehensive management toolset. With Dralasoft's BPEL Orchestrator, users have a proven, complete solution for optimizing service-oriented architecture processes within and between enterprises. Dralasoft BPEL Orchestrator enables the potential of BPEL by leveraging Dralasoft's existing and highly regarded workflow technology. BPEL Orchestrator provides comprehensive BPEL design, execution (runtime) and monitoring support.


ArcGIS Data Interoperability from ESRI eliminates barriers to data sharing by providing state-of-the-art direct data access, complex data transformation and import/export capabilities. Jointly developed by ESRI and Safe Software, an ESRI Corporate Alliance, ArcGIS Data Interoperability is built on Safe Software's industry-standard Feature Manipulation Engine technology. ArcGIS Data Interoperability allows GIS professionals to use any standard GIS data within the ArcGIS Desktop environment, regardless of the format. This means that users can directly read, display, and analyze this data using all the tools available within ArcGIS Desktop.


Blaze Advisor for Microsoft .NET from Fair Isaac Corporation is a robust rules management solution that capitalizes on the Microsoft .NET Framework to expand the enterprise reach of Fair Isaac's business rules capabilities. With true cross-platform support ranging from COBOL to Java, Blaze Advisor for .NET becomes an open solution that allows companies to easily modernize their enterprise decision systems while continuing to leverage existing applications and gives business users and analysts a powerful tool to update business strategies across critical enterprise information systems by using straightforward business terms. Blaze Advisor for .NET enables users to develop rule services that interoperate with Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Visual Basic .NET, Visual J# .NET, XML, .NET, COM, messaging and databases as well as Web services.


ARIS Scout Factory from IDS Scheer North America is a procedure and tool to generate different process scouts based upon the company's award-winning ARIS Process Platform. An ARIS Scout is an electronic, Web-based tool that combines a roadmap of procedures, tools, templates and techniques. ARIS Scout Factory provides IDS Scheer customers with a replicable procedure for creating a methodology. Customers can model these procedures in ARIS and use the ARIS Scout Factory to generate a custom scout specific to their organizations. Using ARIS to build a procedure, customers can link templates from other applications and transform this into a HTML-based tool or Scout.


Xilo from Linux Networx Systems is a scalable storage system that combines storage devices, management software and the most scalable file systems into an easy-to-administer storage appliance. The key benefit of Xilo is its ability to pool capacity from separate storage devices into a large resource, allowing large files to be distributed across multiple storage devices for increased efficiency. Xilo also permits scalability in both throughput and capacity to meet customers' future storage needs. Xilo directly addresses performance and management issues associated with cluster storage. With technologies designed to work together, customers can expect a reliable and productive computing solution.


Metastorm e-Work Envision from Metastorm is a roundtrip business process management platform suite strategy which will leverage proven technology from iGrafx, a leading provider of business process analysis solutions. Through the partnership, Metastorm will embed the iGrafx Process software into its e-Work BPM software suite to deliver advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to its 700+ and growing global customer base. e-Work Envision will provide customers with powerful forecasting and predictive analysis capabilities that will allow users to both model new processes as well as simulate the impact of changes to existing processes.


MySQL Version 4.1 from MySQL AB is certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment. This significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data. MySQL 4.1 can be downloaded now at http://dev.mysql.com/.


SmartBPM Suite from Pegasystems Inc. includes PegaRULES Process Commander Version 4.2 and a set of components and functions that let organizations capitalize on the full potential of business process management, allowing them to model, simulate, execute, monitor and analyze the results of their critical business practices and processes. The SmartBPM Suite's rich, new functionality includes 'round-tripping' and what-if simulation to add to powerful analytics and business activity monitoring capabilities. Its new case management option, together with portal, content management and enterprise integration, extends BPM by providing for advanced case and correspondence management solutions.


DMExpress from Syncsort Incorporated is designed to provide high-performance data transformation. DMExpress minimizes elapsed time for processing high data volumes, providing a powerful but easy-to-use solution for difficult data management and application performance issues businesses face today. It also optimizes processing performance by exploiting the architecture and using the best I/O method available. This reduces CPU, memory and disk resource usage, allowing applications to be deployed on significantly smaller hardware systems, in turn lowering hardware costs considerably. DMExpress has an advanced, easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that makes application development fast and easy. This decreases the time needed to deploy applications as well as the programming skill level required, thus maximizing productivity and reducing staffing costs. DMExpress is scalable, easily growing and adapting as requirements change, working in small or large environments and anything in between. It runs from a workstation, 4-CPU servers or a 64-CPU Superdome, and it deploys on Windows, Linux and UNIX.



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