Press Release Summary:
Designed to run on different operating systems, including mainframes, Metastorm Integration Manager v8.5 provides complex system-to-system integration, process management, and managed file transfer (MFT). It features web-based interface for service management, providing event-based alerts to service teams and allows administrators to segment which users can view and interact with specific data. Software also supports IBM WebSphere MQ 7, Java 6, and new versions of MS Windows and IBM AIX.
Original Press Release:
Metastorm Releases New Version of Metastorm Integration Manager Software
Release Combines Powerful Integration-Centric Process Management and Managed File Transfer with Metastorm's Comprehensive BPM Suite
BALTIMORE, MD - March 31, 2009 - Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced that it has released Metastorm Integration Manager Version 8.5. Metastorm Integration Manager is a robust software application for complex system-to-system integration, process management, and managed file transfer (MFT). The software runs on twenty different operating systems, including mainframes, and tightly integrates with Metastorm's human-centric BPM Suite.
Commercial and government organizations around the world use Metastorm Integration Manager to handle large-scale integration and process management across a wide variety of legacy and custom systems and to improve their data management efforts by using the software's secure MFT capabilities to monitor, track, authenticate and manage critical business and system data. The software provides organizations with a solution to get more longevity out of legacy applications without hindering new process development efforts and provides a cleaner, more secure alternative to old, unreliable and unmanaged FTP systems. In addition, the tight integration to the Metastorm BPM® suite allows customers to manage both integration-centric and human-centric process activities and audit trails from a single interface, with a single set of reports, and integrated business activity monitoring.
"Metastorm Integration Manager has provided us with a comprehensive, reliable and highly scalable solution for securely integrating data with our workflow processing application," states Dan Hoover, manager of Document Management Systems at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. "The increased functionality in Metastorm Integration Manager Version 8.5 provides even deeper granularity and control with respect to process security, visibility, and overall governance. We believe these features will help us lower costs and substantially increase the range and value of services we deliver to our customers."
Key features and benefits in Metastorm Integration Manager 8.5 include:
o Self-service, web-based interface for service management - Reduces overhead and decreases failure downtime by providing increased visibility, improved manageability, and event-based alerts to service teams.
o Support for communities of interest - Allows administrators to segment which users can view and interact with specific data, audit reports, and configuration elements and simplifies information through hierarchical views and advanced filtering capabilities. This allows for more granular controls for both internal constituents and business-to-business processes.
o Enhanced compliance, security and governance - New web-based service topology modeling is tied to user access control for quick insight and management of who can see and do what with regard to data and processes. More granular audit controls track user communities and log actions.
o Increased platform and web services support - Extended web-service platform and support for IBM WebSphere MQ 7, Java 6, and new versions of Microsoft Windows, IBM AIX, and other platforms increases the breadth of integration and process controls available to customers through the Metastorm Integration Manager software.
"MFT is an essential part of any integration initiative. While many companies focus solely on managing messages, which is important, most neglect to manage the bulk of data represented in files that are moving between applications," states Frank Kenney, research director for Gartner, Inc. "While it's important to get the plumbing right, it is even more important to achieve visibility, process and workflow management, and monitoring across the entire lifecycle of the file transfer. As modernization and cost optimization become crucial challenges, process identification, simulation and re-engineering are fast becoming more than niceties - they are becoming necessities."
About Metastorm Inc.
With a focus on enterprise visibility, resource optimization, efficiency and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for enterprise and business architecture (EA), business process analysis (BPA), and business process management (BPM). As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise allows organizations to improve business results by better aligning strategy with execution. By combining the power of these three disciplines onto a common platform, Metastorm is helping organizations worldwide focus on the right business improvements, instill stronger governance, and accelerate time to value. For more information and success stories on organizations powering strategic advantage with Metastorm Enterprise, visit www.metastorm.com.
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