The Value of BPM in the Cloud

December 17, 2010 No Comments

As a class of software, business process management (BPM) software has always been somewhat frustrating. It offers a lot of potential value to the business, but the complexity of setting up a BPM application has made IT organizations gun-shy about the whole category, especially given their experiences with cumbersome ERP applications.

But with the advent of BPM in the cloud, customers now have the option of experimenting on someone else’s IT infrastructure. That option reduces the risks associated with BPM because now an IT organization doesn’t have to commit a lot of IT infrastructure resources in order to let developers experiment with BPM software.

The trick, of course, is finding a BPM offering in the cloud that gives customers the option of allowing them to continue to run that application in the cloud or move it to their own servers, or potentially some other cloud computing platform, later on.

The latest BPM vendor to land in the cloud is Pegasystems, which this week launched Pega Cloud, an implementation of the company’s BPM software that is available on a cloud computing platform managed by Pegasystems.

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