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Intalio Acquires FiveSight to Drive Open Source BPM Strategy

    Online News published in DMReview.com
December 7, 2005

Intalio, Inc., The Open Source BPMS Company, announced that it has acquired FiveSight Technologies, a privately held company based in Chicago, Illinois. FiveSight is the company that brought to market the first open source implementation of the BPEL 2.0 specification, developed to address the growing need for business process management (BPM) as a core competency for companies large and small.

"Intalio was started as an open source company and initiated several major open source projects such as OpenEJB, which served as a foundation for Apache Geronimo," said Ismael Ghalimi, founder and CEO of Intalio. "With this acquisition, we are bringing open source to the world of Business Process Management and have what it takes to change the economics of the BPM industry."

Intalio has incorporated the FiveSight technology within Intalio/BPMS 4.0, which is currently available through an Early Adopter Program and will be released to the public in Q1 2006. Intalio is planning to continue the development of the FiveSight BPEL 2.0 engine under the open source Common Public License, and release its BPMN process designer and BPEL4People workflow suite under similar open source licenses later in 2006.

"The FiveSight PXE BPEL 2.0 engine has been embedded by major open source projects such as the ServiceMix Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and leading development tools like Sun's Java Studio Enterprise," said Paul Brown, founder of FiveSight Technologies. "This makes Intalio/BPMS the most popular BPEL product today."

BPEL provides a language for the formal specification of business processes and business interaction protocols. By doing so, it extends the Web Services interaction model and enables it to support business transactions. BPEL 2.0 is developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) with the authorship of companies such as IBM, BEA Systems and Intalio.

Intalio also announced that Maciej Szefler, architect of FiveSight's BPEL 2.0 engine, has joined Intalio as chief architect. He will work closely with Assaf Arkin, Intalio's chief technology officer and co-author of the BPEL specification, on developing Intalio's next generation of open source BPMS software. Together, they bring years of combined experience developing enterprise-class open source solutions.

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