Process Improvement is a Top Priority for CIOs around the world in 2006. This is a result of a survey of of more than 1400 CIOs around the world. More details on this article is available at BPM.com. Here is the link: http://www.bpm.com/NewsRO.asp?NewsId=626
WebSphere Process Server 6.0 is a latest release of Business Process Management tools from WebSphere. This new tools along with other WebSphere products like the Modeler (for modeling the processes) and WebSphere Business Monitor (for monitoring the processes) are a great set of tools for the technical managers to look and evaluate. Many customers are already adopting the SOA architectures in their organizations and are using WebSphere as a backbone for their SOA framework.
Not only for internal business processes, but if you are looking to integrate your business partners, WebSphere Partner Gateway (WPG) covers most of that spectrum.
With the wide variety of tools that are available in the WebSphere family of products including their flagship product WebSphere Application Server, IBM is well positioned to take on the BPM market.
Many of our customers have give rave reviews on the WebSphere Products.