While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market.
Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the
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Germany, Spain, United Kingdom (UK), China, Japan, Singapore, and Australia, has a stable recurring revenue stream from several hundreds of ISV’s royalty arrangements to embed its products. Indeed, it is quite difficult to think of how many vendors involved in some optimization or intelligence area are not leveraging ILOG's optimization, visualization and rules engines (and thereby not reinventing the wheel themselves). Most importantly, IBM has had partner and OEM agreements with ILOG for over a