SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

June 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Introduces Interstage Business Process Manager Version 10

Enhanced Process Visualization and Rapid Application Development Capabilities Accelerate Business Improvement While Multi-Tenancy Options Reduce TCO

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Fujitsu Limited today announced the worldwide release of Interstage(R) Business Process Manager Version 10, the latest release of its award-winning business process management software. As a result of customer feedback on the popular BPM solution -- which has seen 50 percent year-over-year revenue increases for three consecutive years -- the new Interstage Business Process Manager release delivers several enhancements, including improved business process simulation, analysis, and monitoring capabilities; advanced rapid application development tools that enable customers to bring products and services to market faster; and multi-tenancy options to reduce a customer's total cost of ownership (TCO) for its business systems.

Continuous improvements to a company's business processes are crucial to keeping up with changing business requirements. By visualizing process performance, Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager helps organizations quickly and definitively evolve through business process improvement cycles. Interstage Business Process Manager draws on the principles of service-oriented architecture (SOA), promoting the re-use of existing assets and helping companies adapt to changing business needs. The new version's rapid application development and advanced multi-tenancy capabilities help businesses quickly deploy multiple business applications on a single server of Interstage Business Process Manager, thereby reducing TCO.

"Many organizations are using a BPMS to support internal IT shared service environments, and there is increased interest in using BPMS as a foundation for SaaS offerings," said Michele Cantara, research vice president at Gartner. "Using a BPMS in this fashion can help drive down costs while providing the ability to mass customize business processes for internal IT shared service environments or for SaaS providers working with different customers."

"Fujitsu envisions helping customers build a unified platform upon which they build new solutions that leverage their existing information silos and other technology investments," said Akira Yamanaka, corporate vice president, president of Software Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "Our software vision draws from the key tenets of SOA, and the latest release of Interstage Business Process Manager helps customers deliver new solutions quickly while reusing their existing assets based on governance policies that are in place. This ensures business transformation in a disciplined, more cost-efficient manner."

Key Enhancements

Advanced process simulation, monitoring, and analysis capabilities to quickly detect and respond to changing business needs: Processes can be monitored by defining monitoring conditions, and outlier values can be automatically escalated with announcements via email or by calls to an external system. Business processes can be analyzed, problems detected, and improvements explored using a process-information data warehouse that includes business data.

Rapid Application Development capabilities help companies reduce time to market for new products and services: The newest release of Interstage Business Process Manager includes rich capabilities that support Rapid Application Development -- from creating rich user interfaces to delivering service mashups and composite applications.

Multi-tenancy lowers TCO for application resources: Advanced application partitioning and multi-tenancy capabilities allow enterprises as well as SaaS partners to host multiple applications on a single server of Interstage Business Process Manager in a cost-effective, risk-free manner.

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Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See for further information.

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Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see:

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