Pegasystems has enhanced its "Pega Cloud" business process management (BPM) offering with cloud security and integration technologies that the company claims will help bind its technology to existing data centers. This on-demand BPM solution is presented as an all-in-one BPM cloud offering with dynamic case management capabilities and 24x7 managed services and support.
In an effort to try and differentiate its technology, Pegasystems says that unlike most cloud BPM offerings that only provide the ability to model solutions, Pega Cloud for BPM has all the capabilities of Pegasystems’ SmartBPM platform to help design and run BPM solutions on-demand. Pega Cloud for BPM also claims to avoid the need to procure, install, and maintain IT infrastructure that typically adds to project costs and implementation time.
While industry analysts argue that elasticity and powerful virtualization tools also need to be core parts of any "all-in-one" cloud proposition, Pegasystems appears to have assumed that these factors are either implied or implicit in its own offering. "Pega Cloud empowers clients to move their solution from the cloud to an on-premise solution if they wish to do so, without locking them into only running their applications on the cloud," according to the company.
"Nearly one out of five companies who are improving their business processes with BPM are using public or private cloud services to support at least one of their business processes," said Michele Cantara, research VP at Gartner. "Adoption of BPM cloud technologies is growing. Companies that might not have considered cloud solutions a year ago are considering using BPMS as a service, when the cloud service provider is able to ensure security, address country-level data location regulations, offer true pay-as-you-go pricing, integration with core on-premise systems, and on-premise and cloud deployment options. Process simplification and the move to shared service centers is fueling demand for BPMS cloud-enabled platforms to support private cloud deployments."