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IDS Scheer Named a Market Leader in Business Process Modeling Tools by Independent Research Firm.

Leading Research Firm Cites Company's Partnerships with SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, and Strength of Products as Key Differentiators

BERWYN, Pa. -- IDS Scheer today announced that it was named a Market Leader in the September report, "Forrester Wave: Business Process Modeling Tools: Q3 2006," based on its strong partner relationships, comprehensive road map and solid business process modeling focus. IDS Scheer was one of eight vendors positioned in the Forrester report that evaluated each company's current offering, strategy and market presence. According to according to
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 the report, IDS Scheer received top scores for strategy and market presence based on a scale of 0 to 5 (strong).

According to the Forrester Wave report, "IDS Scheer stakes a leadership position in the business process modeling tools market through its product capabilities and dominant market share. The company's ARIS ARIS American Religious Identification Survey
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 suite offers a comprehensive portfolio of methodologies and software for analyzing business processes as a holistic picture of process design, management, workflow, and application procedures. The suite essentially provides all of a full business process management suite (BPMS (Business Process Management Suite or System) See BPM. ) save for an execution environment."

The report further stated that IDS Scheer's ARIS Platform is a good fit for buyers that need strong modeling linked to their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer.  environment, require worldwide deployment and support, and want top-of-the-line, Web-based interfaces.

"We are proud to be named by Forrester as a leader in the business process modeling tools market," said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of IDS Scheer for the Americas. "IDS Scheer will continue to extend our ARIS Platform and complementary consulting services to help process-centric organizations truly gain business process efficiencies."

The theme of IDS Scheer's upcoming ARIS ProcessWorld 2007 conference will be "Accelerating Innovation and Growth with Open BPM" which points to the company's comprehensive support for all three major platforms from SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. ARIS ProcessWorld 2007 for the Americas (February 7-9, 2007) will be held in Amelia Island Amelia Island is one of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles long (21 km) and approximately 4 miles (6 km) wide at its widest point. , FL at the Amelia Island Plantation Resort. For more details and information on registering, please visit:

About IDS Scheer in the Americas

With the ARIS Platform, IDS Scheer is a leading provider of solutions for business process excellence. The company's ARIS-based solutions offer a complete portfolio of software, services and methods to address all phases of the business process lifecycle: strategy, design, implementation, controlling, documentation, and continuous improvement. From small/medium enterprises to Global 1000 organizations, IDS Scheer helps companies optimize their investments in Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service-Oriented Architecture See SOA.  (SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.

(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability.
), Corporate Performance Management (CPM), and Compliance Management. As a Global SAP Service Partner and strategic SAP development partner, IDS Scheer has unmatched domain expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning See ERP.

(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses.
 (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.

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), Customer Relationship Management (CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. ), and SAP NetWeaver. With more than 2,500 employees worldwide and 6,000-plus customers in over 70 countries, IDS Scheer's 2005 revenues reached $386.4 million USD/318 million Euros. IDS Scheer was established in 1984 by August-Wilhelm Scheer, widely recognized as a founding father of Business Process Management.

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