Back to all announcements

IDS Scheer and Corticon Technologies Announce Integrated Rules Modeling for Complete Business Process Lifecycle Management with ARIS Platform

Industry's First Comprehensive Integration of Business Process Management and Business Rules Modeling Solutions to Debut at SAPPHIRE May 16-18 in Orlando

Berwyn, PA and Redwood City, CA (May 3, 2006) IDS Scheer, the leading provider of solutions for business process excellence, and Corticon Technologies, a leading provider of business rules management, today announced the next stage in their strategic alliance in which IDS Scheer is utilizing Corticon's embeddable business rules modeling, management and execution to fully integrate Corticon's business rules modeling in the ARIS Platform. IDS Scheer will unveil this new integrated solution at SAPPHIRE '06 Orlando from May 16-18, 2006. Both companies will demonstrate this integrated solution at Booth #2327 during the conference.

Business process management describes how work moves within an organization; business rules management describes how decisions are made within those processes. By integrating Corticon's business rules into the ARIS Platform, IDS Scheer will offer its customers the capability to model, measure and manage the business-driven decisions within their processes. Now, decisions can be modeled as tasks within the process by business users, and then automatically generated into executable services.

"Optimizing Corticon's framework-neutral architecture, we will seamlessly integrate its patented business rules modeling into our ARIS Platform," said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO of IDS Scheer for the Americas and Japan. "The new ARIS Business Rules Designer solution will offer customers the best of both worlds with a similar look and feel to other products within the ARIS Platform while adding business rules to complete our vision for business process lifecycle management. This integrated offering will utilize the ARIS repository and provide complete sharing of meta-data between the business processes and business rules."

At the recent ProcessWorld 2006 Americas, Jim Sinur, VP, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner, described BPM and rules as the "Power of Two" and recommended that companies should select agility methods, techniques and tools that fit their organizations, and cautioned that rules had better be in place.

"We are thrilled to be a critical component of IDS Scheer's vision of integrated process and rules modeling management," said Mark Allen, President and CEO, Corticon Technologies. "IDS Scheer can now provide its customers an exceptionally easy to use business rules modeling desktop that opens up the doors of business process management and business rules management to all levels within an organization and expands usage from business analysts and process owners to new users. IDS Scheer's vision in seeing business rules as a major step in process initiatives and their selection of our solution is further testament to our expertise in the market."

"This integration achieves the ideal combination of business control and business-IT collaboration. Implementation and change cycles are cut while attaining process and application agility," added Dr. Kirchmer.