CA'S CLEVERPATH POSITIONED IN GARTNER LEADER QUADRANT
CA'S CLEVERPATH POSITIONED IN LEADER QUADRANT
IN ANALYST FIRM'S BUSINESS RULES ENGINE RESEARCH REPORT
LeFoyer Group, a leading insurance group in Luxembourg, leverages CleverPath Aion to quickly deploy new insurance products
Brussels, February 17, 2005 -- Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced that CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert has been positioned in the "Leader" quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Business Rules Engine (BRE) 2005 Magic Quadrant.*
The report positions vendors based on their "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute on that vision." Gartner defines Magic Quadrant leaders as vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of the market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
For example, LeFoyer Group, a leading insurance group in Luxembourg, is leveraging CleverPath Aion BRE to quickly deploy new insurance products in response to emerging growth opportunities on the web.
"Before deploying Aion, it could take us a month to manually develop a knowledge base," said Jean-Paul Schmit, application development manager at LeFoyer Group. "By electronically capturing the knowledge of our agents in a reusable development mechanism, Aion has enabled us to roll out new offerings in as little as a week."
Gartner said an increased emphasis on business agility is driving many organizations to Business Rules Engines and that all indicators point to a growing market.
"We're pleased to be recognized for our technology leadership and vision in the BRE market," said Don LeClair, senior vice president of development at CA. "As a large global software vendor, CA brings a unique and powerful range of resources to the development of next-generation BRE solutions and the support of corporate customers seeking to fully leverage BRE technology to achieve their strategic business objectives."
CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert provides a sophisticated business rules engine, advanced inferencing capabilities, and a component-based development environment that allows organizations to rapidly build and deploy intelligent rules-based applications. Non-technical business personnel can easily build and maintain their own business rules.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), one of the world's largest management software company, delivers software and services across operations, security, storage, life cycle and service management to optimise the performance, reliability and efficiency of enterprise IT environments. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and operates in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com or http://www.ca.com/be .
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*The Magic Quadrant for Business Rule Engines 2005 is copyrighted February 8, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.'s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the "Leaders" quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise's requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.