Progress Software recently unloaded Sonic, Savvion, and Actional to a niche enterprise software development company, Trilogy Software. Â Â Recognizing the poor brand fit between enterprise software development and enterprise application middleware, Â Trilogy will form a new entity, Aurea Software, to re-introduce the acquired portfolio into the market.
According to the press release, Scott Brighton, Aurea’s new CEO, will focus the company on a goal
“to take these market leading, enterprise-class products and place a renewed focus on creating the next generation iBPMS â€“ with a specific emphasis on enabling critical, high-value business processes in key vertical markets.â€
According to Jim Snur at Gartner, an iBPMS:
“allows organizations to have more intelligent processes that can be aimed at better operations minimally and innovative processes easily. The iBPMS does this by enhancing a businesses situational awareness by seeking patterns of interest, enabling quickerÂ / more effective decisions through poly-analytics and rapid adaptation for appropriate actions through flexible processes”
Source: Gartner Blog Network
An iBPMS focus is significantly different from the legacy standalone product lines focus on
- Develop high-quality, service-based applications
- Minimize downtime
- Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and enterprise messaging
- Rapidly and flexibly integrate services and applications across the enterprise
We will see ifÂ Progressâ€™ decision to divest their on-premise integration portfolio was “the right thing for our customers and our partners that rely on them.â€ as stated by Progress VP Colleen Smith. Â How Aurea’s corporate focus will serve current customers using Sonic ESB or Sonic MQ as the cornerstone for their integration platform or SOA strategy remains to be seen. Â Whether development teams will embrace multiple best-of-breed vendors for iBPMS, aPaaS, iPaaS functionality also remains an open question.
As mentioned in the April ForresterÂ and Gartner notes, the time is now to:
- Develop an exit strategy and limit new investments in Sonic and Actional products
- Implement exit strategies and reduce integration project investment on Sonic and Actional products
WSO2 stands ready to assist you in migrate away from legacy products and embrace open source innovation. Â WSO2 is the only open source company that has been industry recognized for delivering enterprise-ready middleware platforms spanning integration, service oriented architecture, application, and business process platform. Â Enterprise development teams use WSO2 enterprise middleware platforms to build traditional on-premise solutions or incorporate Cloud service characteristics (i.e. on-demand self-service, elastic scalability, resource pooling, consumption based pricing) and Cloud service capabilities (i.e. DevOps tooling, automated governance, service level management, metering and billing).