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Fujitsu and IDS Scheer Partner to Promote Business Process Management Solution

Business Process Management Suite Solution Will Be Demonstrated at CeBIT 2005

March 08, 2005

Fujitsu Limited and IDS Scheer today announced that they have entered into a partnership to offer a next-generation business process management solution. Under this collaboration, both companies will carry out sales and marketing activities based on an integrated offering of Fujitsu’s Interstage Business Process Manager and IDS Scheer’s ARIS Toolset™ for business process design and ARIS Process Performance Manager™ (ARIS PPM) for business process monitoring and analytics. The integrated solution will be showcased during CeBIT 2005, March 10-16, in Hannover, Germany at the Fujitsu exhibit (Hall 1, Stand 7f1) and the IDS Scheer exhibit (Hall 4, Stand E48).

By integrating the Interstage Business Process Manager product with the ARIS Toolset and ARIS PPM products, Fujitsu and IDS Scheer will offer a powerful business process management suite covering business processes from the design, through instantiation up to process execution, simulation, analytics and optimization. Customers will benefit from the integration by getting full support for the whole life cycle of processes in an enterprise.

Business processes will be designed with ARIS Toolset and then exported to Interstage Business Process Manager for process execution purposes. With ARIS PPM, the implemented processes can be visualized and analyzed for process reorganization purposes. This continuous business process management secures international competitive advantages and ensures an optimum ROI on the IT investments of customers.

“We are very excited about combining the complementary technologies of IDS Scheer and Fujitsu.” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, member of the executive board and head of the product division of IDS Scheer AG. “This joint solution, featuring our best-of-breed products, will deliver high value life cycle support for the market.”

“This alliance demonstrates our commitment to ongoing innovation and development.” said Hiroshi Amano, general manager of Middleware Solution Division, Software Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “The offering between Fujitsu and IDS Scheer will enable us to meet our customer needs by delivering round-trip engineering practices in a next generation business process management solution.”

“By unifying business process design collaboration and production deployment through 2007, BPM Suite (BPMS) technology will become the predominant technology for early service-oriented architecture (SOA) Web service design and business adaptability pilots. Through 2010, leading organizations will achieve new levels of efficiency/productivity and competitive business capabilities by pursuing a deeper, integrated process approach, both within and beyond their own enterprise, and by creating “killer” adaptive processes.” said META analyst Janelle Hill, VP & Research Lead, Business Process Management Integration & Development Strategies Service.

Fujitsu’s Interstage Business Process Manager
Interstage Business Process Manager is part of the Fujitsu Interstage Suite – a broad family of modular, flexible, real-time software products that gives companies the capability to build flexible and scalable solutions. The Fujitsu Interstage Suite is implemented in more than 8,000 companies and more than 175,000 installations worldwide. Interstage Business Process Manager is a full-featured, comprehensive business process management product designed to improve the productivity and profitability of businesses by providing companies with the ability to create, control, change and measure processes and related activities with flexibility and ease. In addition process rules and logic can be modified, coordinated and controlled.

IDS Scheer’s ARIS Process Platform
With the product family ARIS Process Platform, IDS Scheer provides integrated tools for designing, implementing and controlling business processes. The ARIS products can be used during the entire lifecycle of business process management that companies need as they pursue their policy of continuous improvement.

The market-leading ARIS Toolset and its add-on components enable the enterprise-wide and global definition and design of business processes as well as their analysis and optimization. In the era of e-business ARIS Toolset allows to make quick decisions about the management of e-business processes. The ARIS Toolset provides realistic simulations of resource utilization, activity-based cost calculations (e.g. for make-or-buy decisions), as well as web-based communication of modeled and optimized company processes.

For corporate performance management, ARIS Process Performance Manager allows to make confident, near-real time decisions regarding counter-measures with intuitive management cockpits. The cockpits display the performance of the core business processes, coupled with an early warning system that monitors all on-going operations to alert in the event of plan deviations. Return On Investment (ROI) from the IT investment will grow in a sustained manner as a process warehouse forms the knowledge base for all executed business processes achieving continuous optimization.

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

About IDS Scheer AG

IDS Scheer (Saarbrücken) develops corporate solutions for business process management. With its ARIS product family, the company offers its customers an integrated and complete tool portfolio for design, implementation and controlling of business processes. IDS Scheer's consultants support businesses in creating a process organization and implementing modern application concepts such as Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Application Integration. Application Management including Outsourcing with own data processing service centres also belongs to the company's portfolio. As a part of the ARIS Process Platform, ARIS Toolset is the number one selling process modeling tool in the world. A strategic co-operation with SAP makes the ARIS tools and methods standards for the NetWeaver platform. ARIS SmartPath represents a tool that will make rapid SAP introduction a reality for SME as well. IDS Scheer was founded in 1984 by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer and now serves about 4,000 customers in over 50 countries through a network of its own branch offices and partners. In 2003, the company earned revenues of over 221 million Euro. About 2000 people are working for IDS Scheer worldwide. In Germany, IDS Scheer is among the top 10 IT service providers. In Central and Eastern Europe, it is recognized as a market leader. IDS Scheer is listed in the TecDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and is thus ranked among the 110 leading companies traded on the stock exchange, also known as the DAX110.

Lisa Schiltz

Phone: Phone: 408-746-6247
E-mail: E-mail: lisas@us.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Software Corporation

Irmhild Plaetrich

Phone: Phone: ++49 (0) 681 210 - 3680
E-mail: E-mail: i.plaetrich@ids-scheer.de
Company:IDS Scheer AG

Lori Riedy

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Fujitsu Limited

Company:Fujitsu Limited

Date: 08 March, 2005