iGrafx(R) Positioned in Leaders’ Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools

iGrafx ® , a leading provider of Business Process Analysis (BPA) solutions, announced today that it is positioned within the Leaders ‘ Quadrant in Gartner Inc. ‘ s recently re-published report “ Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools. ” This research report, authored by Michael Blechar, was published on September 23, 2008.

Gartner describes Leaders as “ high-viability vendors with proven track records in BPA tools and high degrees of functionality or market penetration, as well as vision and business investment. They are also well positioned for the future, because of completeness of vision due to financial commitment and market share, technological differentiation or both. Leaders do not necessarily offer the best products for every customer project or role. However, they provide solutions that offer relatively lower risk. ” According to the report, “ Business process analysis tools continue to grow in importance as business managers, process architects and process analysts seek to better understand, streamline and automate their business processes and communicate their needs to IT professionals. ” Furthermore, “ BPA tools also can be used by other roles in the organization — for example, business users and data, enterprise and technical architects looking to understand BPs in the context of their disciplines. ”

iGrafx ‘ s industry-leading BPA solutions are used by millions of users in thousands of organizations across numerous vertical markets throughout the world in their strive to achieve process excellence. Used standalone or in conjunction with other complementary Business Process Management (BPM) tools, iGrafx solutions have permitted many organizations to continuously improve quality, adhere to mandatory regulations, and reduce cycle time of key business processes to realize remarkable cost savings while enhancing customer satisfaction.

“ We are pleased that Gartner positioned iGrafx in the Leaders quadrant in the Business Process Analysis Tools Magic Quadrant, ” said Ken Carraher, President of iGrafx. “ We believe this validates our expertise and commitment to deliver innovative leading-edge products that address customer needs and further enhance our market position. ”

For more information and to purchase licenses of iGrafx software, visit www.igrafx.com or call us at (503) 404-6050.

About iGrafx

iGrafx ( www.igrafx.com ) provides a comprehensive family of business process analysis tools that help organizations model, improve and manage processes and technologies that support, simplify, and automate their operations (see www.igrafx.com/products/ ). iGrafx helps organizations deliver process excellence in a controlled, centralized and collaborative manner. Whether aligning business objectives with IT systems, complying with mandatory regulations, deploying Business Process Management, or undertaking initiatives such as Six Sigma and Lean, iGrafx provides the ability to leverage results, improvements and controls across these efforts, resulting in increased return on investment. iGrafx is a division of Corel Corporation.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner ‘ s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “ Leaders ” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.