BIRMINGHAM, England and SAARBRÜCKEN, Germany, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --

- ABN Amro and Alenia / Finmeccanica Report on the Positive Impact of Process Management on Strategic Decision Making and Business Performance

Two customers of IDS Scheer, the leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), will speak at Gartner's BPM Summit in London, UK, from April 28 to 30, 2008. In an executive keynote and an end-user case study, ABN Amro and Alenia Aeronautica report on how strategic process management using ARIS Platform can leverage business performance. This year's theme at Gartner's Business Process Management Summit is 'Create and Sustain a Continuous Process Improvement Culture'.

This year's BPM Summit hosted by Gartner covers both, creation and development of process management. The focus on "creation" will apply to those new to BPM - how do I get started? "Sustain" is for those who have a BPM effort underway and want to keep it sharp. The event shows not only the technical perspective like BPMS vendors, infrastructure, and best practices. Gartner emphasizes BPM's management challenges: organizational design, roles and responsibilities, strategic planning, metrics and methods. The research firm states, BPM is a management capability enabled by technology assets. According to IDS Scheer, this falls in line with its promise that optimized processes using ARIS improve management relevant KPIs like turnover and profitability.

Under that aspect, two of IDS Scheer's customers speak at the BPM Summit from April 28 to 30, in London, UK. ABN Amro and Alenia Aeronautica, a company of the Finmeccanica Group, report on how strategic process management using ARIS Platform can leverage business performance.

The ABN Amro executives Theo van den Hurk and Jos Wieleman will do the Executive Keynote on "Creating 'One Single Point of Truth for Business, Compliance and IT' Using BPM". The longtime IDS Scheer customer explains how its BPM solutions department designed and implemented a Business Process Management methodology. This methodology or approach leveraged external best practice processes and created one compliant Business Architecture which encompassed multiple requirements and viewpoints from disparate groups: business, IT, compliance, operational risk, finance and audit. This comprehensive Business Architecture is the basis for the implementation of one global Group Finance SOA.

Stefano Privitera and Massimo Scalvenzi, representatives of Alenia Aeronautica, a company of the Finmeccanica Group, present an end-user case study on "Adaptable Processes to Define Differentiated Business Components in a Time-Compressing World". The IDS Scheer customers discuss how senior management utilizes BPM in their strategic decision making. In particular, they report on their approach to support the strategic choices of the Group's companies in terms of business transformation, make or buy evaluations, mergers and demergers, and start up of new companies.

"We are proud that of our customers speak at this year's Gartner BPM Summit. With ABN Amro and Finnmeccanica, the attendees will experience two presentations that clearly highlight the positive effect of ARIS related business process management on business performance", states says Dr. Wolfram Jost, Member of the Executive Board with responsibility for Product Strategy and Development of IDS Scheer.

About IDS Scheer

IDS Scheer is the market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organizations worldwide. With its unrivaled ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated, comprehensive solution portfolio for the strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes. Utilizing the ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, IDS Scheer consultants bridge the gap between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and process controlling. Approximately 3,000 employees in over 70 countries serve the company's 7,000 customers. In 2007, IDS Scheer's revenues reached 393.5 million Euro. Established in 1984 by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, IDS Scheer is listed in the TecDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Germany).

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