Asset Point, Align & Metastorm Engage in OEM Agreement
Metastorm BPM® Software to be Part of Align's Asset Point® Platform for Technology Infrastructure Management
BALTIMORE/NEW YORK - October 21, 2008 - Asset Point, Align and Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership. Under this agreement, Align has become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner and has integrated Metastorm BPM into its Asset Point software platform.
Asset Point is a unique platform used by top-tier financial institutions and Global 2000 firms to enable the effective and efficient management of IT assets and infrastructures. Metastorm BPM technology has been embedded as the foundation of the Asset Point ProcessPoint module, establishing business process management and execution as key components of overall IT Service Management. With these capabilities, organizations can document how current IT asset management processes work, develop a plan to make them more efficient, reduce cycle times by enforcing rules, ensure compliance with best practices related to performance objectives, and expose IT assets and make them available for re-use.
“Align is pleased to bring together two leading software companies to deliver a more powerful tool for optimizing IT Service Management,” said Bruce Gansler, director of Implementation for Align’s Asset Point. “Using Metastorm BPM as the underlying foundation for the Asset Point ProcessPoint module provides our clients with the tools needed to better understand their mission-critical systems and processes and provide them with a structure to drive operational efficiencies.”
The Align ProcessPoint module is also available as a Metastorm Process Pod®, a packaged solution framework that enables firms to quickly deploy an automated process for managing the tasks associated with asset management when deploying Metastorm BPM in conjunction with Asset Point.
“Our partnership with Align clearly demonstrates that Metastorm is the platform of choice for companies seeking to quickly extend and enhance their solutions with value-producing, process management capabilities," says Janet Halma, senior vice president of Business Development at Metastorm. "We are excited about our OEM relationship with Align and Asset Point and our ability to continue to provide customers with industry leading tools that deliver significant results."
More information on the Align Asset Point solution and ProcessPoint module are available at www.asset-point.com/solutions/index.php.
About Metastorm Inc.
With a focus on enterprise visibility, optimization, and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for Enterprise Architecture (EA), Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Business Process Management (BPM). As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise™ allows organizations to improve business results by unifying strategy, analysis and execution. Metastorm is bringing together these critical disciplines to enable an understanding of enterprise architecture and strategy, accurate impact and opportunity assessment, effective process execution, and accelerated value realization for organizations worldwide. For more information on powering strategic advantage with Metastorm Enterprise, visit www.metastorm.com.
About Align & Asset Point
Align is a global information technology solutions firm, helping businesses move, improve, integrate and manage their entire technology infrastructures. For 20 years, the world's leading firms have relied on Align to Empower their IT - enabling business & IT to achieve alignment, and delivering solutions for business change and growth. Our staff are subject matter experts in the leading technologies and project management processes - Project Management Institute (PMI), ITIL, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Cisco, Microsoft, VMWare. Checkpoint, HP, EMC, and many others. With offices in New York, London, Chicago, and Princeton, Align supports clients of any size, location or marketplace. Combining project management skills, expert knowledge of technology systems, and a true team spirit, Align has successfully managed some of the most challenging IT projects. Please visit www.align.com & www.asset-point.com for more information.