IBM announced yesterday that it is expanding the scope of its WebSphere Business Integration portfolio with three new offerings based on the Holosofx Inc. acquisition made earlier this fall.
Holosofx produced business integration software.
The three new offerings extend Big Blues WebSphere integration offerings and are geared toward helping business analysts and line-of-business professionals manage business processes.
The IBM Holosofx Workbench is aimed at helping business managers and analysts model, analyze, simulate and validate business processes.
The IBM Holosofx Monitor provides real-time and historical business activity monitoring, tracks business performance metrics and generates analytical reports. At the same time, the Monitor has the ability to perform corrective action against alert conditions.
Used with the Workbench tool, run-time metrics can be fed back into process models for analysis and, if necessary, further enhancements.
Lastly, the IBM Holosofx Workbench Server provides repository management and Web publishing capabilities for business process models.
The Workbench and Workbench Server are available separately or as a bundled offering, officials said.
IBM, of Somers, N.Y., plans on additional enhancements to the Holosofx product line, as well as further integration into the WebSphere Integration portfolio.
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Separately, Big Blue also announced yesterday a new set of integration adapters. The company is adding five new adapters for retail, telecommunications, product lifecycle management and supply-chain management to its library of 40-plus adapters.
Also part of its WebSphere Business Integration family of products, the adapters help with the integration of data bad applications across the supply chain.
Each adapter combines process integration, application connectivity, business-to-business and workflow capabilities.
For product lifecycle management, IBM partnered with eMatrix. The adapter offers integration between eMatrixs PLM software and other applications.
For supply and demand chain management integration, IBM partnered with i2 Technologies Inc.
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek offers the retail sector integration between Retek Incs software and other applications.
Those in the telecom industry can look to the adapters for Spirent plc and Telcordia Technologies Inc. applications.
The adapters will be available later this month.