Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).
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the same route as ERP players in the older ERP market, niche BPM vendors will have to partner to deliver a more comprehensive BPM solution, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and market consolidation are bound to happen in the future. In addition, though BPM vendors come from different backgrounds, and they can basically fall into three groups, each having typical strengths and weaknesses. These groups include traditional enterprise application vendors; enterprise content management (ECM) or