Ramco releases BPDS Technology
Ramco Systems has announced a new approach to application development that enables fast, flexible deployment and change on demand of business applications. Using the latest in business process modelling and service-oriented technologies, the Ramco Business Process Delivery System (TM) (BPDS) helps companies quickly develop and deploy enterprise applications that adapt to the way customers do business, said P R Venketrama Raja, vice-chairman and managing director, Ramco Systems, in Chennai recently.
To keep pace with today’s customer-driven business environment, enterprise applications need to adapt to the business, and not the other way around. Yet for most companies, current, monolithic software applications are no longer meeting business demands. Business users are frustrated by inflexible applications and IT departments are plagued by heterogeneous business systems, a growing number of legacy applications, and proprietary software stacks that limit agility. To help customers address these challenges, Ramco has developed an approach that helps companies implement business processes more quickly and effectively by modeling and managing them independently from the application architecture or infrastructure, Raja said, adding that Ramco BPDS delivers model-based applications that are composed, not coded, using existing or newly-created business assets with an adaptable and scalable IT infrastructure.
Forecasting customer-driven move into fast, flexible Business Process Management Systems, at the recent Business Process Management Summit at California, managing vice-president at Gartner Daryl Plummer had noted, “Companies must re-think their businesses to keep pace with the changing demands of their customers. The environments that customers use to adapt their systems and processes must be agile, and support change on demand if competitive advantage is to be achieved.”
The Ramco BPDS is a suite of products that help enterprise customers rapidly transform their business applications. It includes:
The Ramco Business Process Platform (BPP) combines innovative business modeling capabilities with an integrated services environment and business services repository to create and assemble agile, global-class applications. Based on SOA standards, the Ramco BPP provides a uniform, non-proprietary architecture that works with all technologies and infrastructure platforms.
Ramco Business Services offer customers the ability to select from a library of more than 1,000 pre-configured business services across several vertical markets for re-use. Users can easily customise pre-configured services or create new ones from a process model, with the highest level of software quality, Raja said.
Ramco Business Analytics provide business intelligence through the use of dashboards, key performance indicators, and a balanced scorecard framework. Business Analytics provide a ready-made reporting and analytics capability for business applications.
“Current software development approaches have failed to provide enterprises with sufficient flexibility and speed to respond and change to meet customer demands. In order to be customer-centric, companies need systems to support the way their business works,” said Barbara Saxby, chief marketing officer for Ramco Systems. “Ramco’s BPP approach helps customers build better applications, so that when your business changes your system changes too – it has to be that simple.”
Ramco Systems has been providing enterprise software solutions worldwide for more than 14 years. Today, Ramco delivers solutions and services to more than 300 companies around the world. From its beginnings in ERP, Ramco solutions have been built on a foundation of service-oriented technologies. Today, Ramco provides the only complete Business Process Platform that addresses the full lifecycle of customer needs – from business processes to application deployment – with a technology-agnostic platform.
“Large companies are fast adopting BPM and SOA technologies. Ramco, with its BPDS, is well positioned to effectively leverage the untapped market opportunities,” said Venketrama Raja.
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