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iGrafx® named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools

iGrafx®, a leading provider of Business Process Analysis (BPA) solutions, announced today that it is positioned within the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools” report, authored by David Norton, published on December 12, 2011.

Gartner defines Leaders as those that can provide mature offerings that meet market demand, as well as demonstrate the vision necessary to sustain their market position as requirements evolve. The hallmark of a Leader is that they focus on and invest in their offerings to the point that they lead the market and can affect its overall direction. As a result, Leaders can become the vendors to watch as you try to determine how new offerings might evolve. Leaders typically possess a large, satisfied customer base (relative to the size of the market), and enjoy high visibility within the market. Their size and financial strength enable them to remain viable in a challenging economy. Leaders typically respond to a wide market audience by supporting broad market requirements. However, they may fail to meet the specific needs of vertical markets or other, more-specialized segments.

“We are proud of our accomplishments and the recognition by Gartner for being a leader in the BPA marketplace”, said Ken Carraher, CEO of iGrafx. “We believe this confirms our position, underscores our drive towards excellence, and our commitment to provide best-in-class, cutting-edge products. We continue to focus on not only addressing the current needs of our customers, but to also provide innovations that support their pursuit of process excellence.”

Gartner reports that business process analysis tools continue to grow in importance as business managers, process architects and process analysts seek to better understand, streamline and automate their business processes, and to communicate their needs to IT professionals.

iGrafx’s BPA solutions have users that number in the millions, in thousands of organizations large and small across many vertical markets throughout the world. iGrafx enables process excellence by helping these organizations align processes and technologies that are crucial to their business operations. By improving quality, increasing efficiency, and enabling cost reduction, iGrafx’s suite of products allow for organizations to be more agile in their business transformation.

About iGrafx

iGrafx (www.igrafx.com) provides a comprehensive family of business process analysis tools that help organizations model, improve and manage processes and technologies that support, simplify, and automate their operations (see www.igrafx.com/products/). iGrafx helps organizations deliver process excellence in a controlled, centralized and collaborative manner. Whether aligning business objectives with IT systems, complying with mandatory regulations, deploying Business Process Management, or undertaking initiatives such as Six Sigma and Lean, iGrafx provides the ability to leverage results, improvements and controls across these efforts, resulting in increased return on investment.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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