Day 1 of the Lombardi Driven Partner Conference covered a lot of ground.? Lombardi's CEO, Rod Favaron, gave a good general update on the state of things? BPM and Lombardi.? Some clear themes emerged from the presentation and subsequent Q&A:
- Lombardi's confidence in its ability to capture market share, and confidence the BPM Market is growing (27% estimated CAGR by analysts from 2005 to 2011!).
- Market awareness thanks to great billing from Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant, and increased focus on BPM thanks to a tough economy.
- Businesses are picking up Lombardi because of the business pressures they face- global processes with local variation (perhaps due to regulation); changing Service Level Agreements; increasing volume of process work despite no increase in revenue (due to economic circumstances).
- Dramatically increased focus on Partner enablement (as evidenced by the gathering itself!)
The rest of the day was full of great content for partners:? customer stories, competitive positioning, partner enablement programs, etc.? Plenty of fodder for a few more posts once we've had time to let the data sink in and synthesize it with the other data we have.? I was impressed by the quality and variety of partners - and by how many of them we know from prior lives at other companies.? We were definitely in good company.? Looking forward to more product-focused sessions tomorrow...? More to come!