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IBM Aims to Boost BPM With Lombardi Buy

Business process management (BPM) continues to be a hot spot in the enterprise software realm, and IBM is looking for a bigger share of the pie with its purchase today of Lombardi, a smaller player in the area. Datamation has the story.


IBM on Wednesday added another piece to its business process management (BPM) portfolio when it acquired Lombardi, a privately held software developer based in Austin, Texas.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) officials said Lombardi's department-level approach to delivering process management will complement the enterprise-wide process management features found in Big Blue's flagship WebSphere application suite.

Craig Hayman, general manager of IBM's application and integration middleware group, said Lombardi's applications helps businesses identify the best way to streamline their most important business processes and do it in a way that improves efficiency and reduces costs.

Read the full story at Datamation:
IBM Acquires BPM Vendor Lombardi