An "Independent" Ranking of BPM Vendors?

Scott Francis
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Theo Priestley puts the question to BPM Redux readers:

Is There A Need For An Independent “Magic Quadrant” Or “Wave” Report ?

And in the middle, a sentence caught my attention: “Or change the format entirely….” So, Theo, here are my ideas for changing up the format:

  • A plot of reality versus hype (a polite term for B.S.).  The horizontal axis represents amount of functionality “in reality”, and the vertical axis could be inverted so that the maximum plot on the vertical axis is zero false or over-hyped claims. Would be easy to compute the ratio of reality-to-hype… could plot size of dots based on the amount of Twitter spam generated by each vendor for bonus points.
  • A chart or ranking of “BPM Street Cred”, versus vendor credibility with analysts.  Could be two separate lists or some form of graph.  Again, get creative with what dot-size means.
  • A chart or ranking of “most quotable BPM executives”

I think a somewhat humorous take on the rankings could be pretty entertaining as well as informative.  Surprise us, Theo!

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