SOURCE: Ascentn Corporation

April 28, 2008 11:00 ET

Leading Analyst Firm Positions Ascentn in Visionaries Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Ascentn Corporation, a leading provider of .NET-based Business Process Management System (BPMS) solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned them in the "Visionaries" quadrant of its "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007" report. The report takes into consideration high levels of functional requirements, architecture, methodology, and customer portfolio criterion to summarize the state of the market for Business Process Management suites.

According to Gartner "In today's global business environment, operational excellence is measured increasingly by process responsiveness -- that is, agility -- rather than by efficiency. By itself, efficiency is no longer enough. BPM is the newest process management theory meant to address these new business realities." This statement becomes reality everyday as so many existing AgilePoint clients continue to realize the benefits and ROI of this new generation BPM and new perspective clients select AgilePoint for differentiated competitiveness. Jesse Shiah, President and CEO of Ascentn says that "Our customers use AgilePoint to build a new generation, process-enabled Business Process Platform that is flexible, easily adaptable, and agile, and promotes a new level of collaboration among people, system, and information where business and IT can collaborate without the technological fence by using the same language, 'process,' as they drive the organization forward."

AgilePoint's innovative, model-driven .NET execution engine and business user involvement methodologies have gained a great deal of accreditation from Gartner as the spotlight of the solution framework is devoted to assimilate the paradigm shift in application development from traditional, code based approaches, to SOA-aligned, model-driven execution where business user participation is inherent. AgilePoint's process modeling environment facilitates the realization of SOA by enabling IT to build reusable common services (SOA elements) that are process-enabled by the IT asset abstraction framework and can be directly included and further configured in the executable process model by non-technical business users.

According to Gartner, "Ascentn's product reflects the capabilities typically found in some leaders' products such as PegaSystems, Lombardi, Appian, etc., yet is based on Microsoft's core infrastructure servers and tools." Furthermore, Gartner emphasizes that Ascentn's metadata model-driven framework provides the necessary instrumentation to fully experience the value proposition of SOA. A big edge with AgilePoint, as the entire AgilePoint BPM suite enhances, extends, and process enables the entire Microsoft stack such as Office, SharePoint, InfoPath, BizTalk, etc., into an integrated, SOA-aligned, business support environment.

Gartner, Inc."Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007" by Janelle B. Hill, Michele Cantara, Eric Deitert, and Mark Kerremans

About Ascentn

Ascentn AgilePoint pioneered .NET-based BPMS and delivered an SOA-aligned, model-driven, metadata framework architecture to enable any organization to practice 'adaptable' and 'explicit' process management. This advancement truly empowers business users with full-lifecycle process visibility and process-based innovation from design-time to run-time with no coding and within an IT governed ecosystem. Ascentn's 'Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast' approach delivers on the value proposition of SOA, BPM and composite applications with minimal cost, complexity and code. Ascentn's solutions drive the BPM initiatives of many leading global organizations including Siemens, Kingston, CDC, Chinatrust, Cellcom, Elbit Systems, Daisy Brand and most recently, for the world's largest computer makers. Ascentn has offices in North America, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Ascentn and AgilePoint are registered trademarks. The Ascentn logo and AgilePoint are trademarks of Ascentn Corporation. Product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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