Sandy has a good review of Metastorm's M3 offering on her blog, posted on 7/30/2010. From her review, it sounds like Metastorm is focused on a Microsoft-platform strategy (Azure), which at this point is mostly collaborative business modeling, but as Azure matures, they plan to move the BPM engine to Azure as well.? Sandy compares the model types favorably to IBM's BPM Blueworks.
I'm not sure that basing strategy on the Microsoft stack is ideal, but someone has to win the BPM space on their platform.? I think the more interesting integration with the Microsoft stack is actually on the desktop (an approach some other BPM vendors take).? The review is another sign that collaborative BPM modeling is becoming common - some might say commoditized.