IBM announced yesterday a definitive agreement to buy Austin-based BPM specialist, Lombardi Software, which will further flesh out the company’s BPM offerings. The specific financial agreement is not being disclosed as of yet.
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During a press conference Craig Hayman, general manager, IBM Application and Integration Middleware, said Lombardi’s BPM approach would be a good complement to IBM’s current offerings. He said Lombardi’s products have a more people-centric feel that IBM was looking for.
“While today’s software industry requires much more collaboration and cooperation amongst vendors then ever before,” said independent analyst, Sandy Rogers. “It will be interesting to see the impact on previous partnerships that Lombardi has forged with other SOA players, such as with Progress Software.”