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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 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 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) 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 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 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, 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 (SOA), 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 (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), 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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