Archive for March, 2011

HM Revenue & Customs Recognized Fujitsu Interstage XWand

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has officially recognized Fujitsu as an iXBRL commercial software supplier.  The recognition signifies that Fujitsu Interstage XWand and the iXBRL files produced by our software have both passed the extensive and rigorous tests of the HMRC.  ISVs, filling agencies, auditors, and enterprises can now use Interstage XWand and its iXBRL technology for submitting Company Tax Return accounts in iXBRL to the HMRC with ease and confidence.  Fujitsu is listed as a recognized iXBRL solution on the HMRC website.

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PaaS Outlook for 2011 from IDC Directions 2011

March 23, 2011 1 comment

Last week I attended the IDC Directions 2011 in San Jose.  Every session was very well put together, informative,  and relevant.  I found the “PaaS Outlook 2011: Battle to Control the Next Great Solutions Ecosystem” by Stephen Hendrick particularly relevant to the BPM world. Here are some of the highlights from his presentation.

Stephen discussed the PaaS Vendor Ecosystem and categorized the vendors along the key dimensions: Public Paas, Private PaaS, App Marketplace, Process Composition, and ALM.  Fujitsu got the highest marks on Public and Private PasS, and perhaps most rewardingly, Process Composition (BPMS essentially).   Interstage BPM and our Cloud offerings, backed by the multi-tenant architecture, were mentioned as key reasons for the strong ranking.  Surprisingly enough, Google and Salesforce didn’t rank as highly as I expected, mainly due to the lack of Process Composition and Private Cloud capabilities.

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EPCOR on Achieving Compliance with BPM – Webinar Recap

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

We recently held a webinar with our key customer, EPCOR, on achieving compliance with BPM.  Judging by the turn-out and level of interest shown by attendees, compliance through BPM continues to be an important topic across a wide spectrum of companies and industries.  Given this high level of interest, I’d like to highlight some of the key points presented by EPCOR.

EPCOR is one of Canada’s leading electricity providers, with more than 330,000 commercial and residential accounts and 38 electricity retailers.  Like many other companies, EPCOR was facing a number of regulatory changes due to the deregulations introduced to foster competition in the market.   EPCOR senior management concluded that they needed to make changes.  They recognized that BPM solution would help comply with new regulatory requirements and enable EPCOR to react and respond quickly to future regulatory and business changes.

After consulting with Gartner BPM Magic Quadrant and conducting subsequent evaluation, EPCOR selected Interstage BPM product.

“Fujitsu out-of-the-box BPM solution proved to be the best fit for EPCOR”

By adopting Interstage BPM product, EPCOR has realized a number of Development, Testing, Operational, and Business benefits.

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