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Fabric 7.0 Converges EAI, SOA and BPM

New Release Leverages AJAX Technology to Develop Rich Browser-Based Interfaces

webMethods, Inc., a business integration and optimization software company, has unveiled webMethods Fabric 7.0 as the industry's most advanced, fully-integrated product suite for business process integration. webMethods Fabric 7.0 delivers a number of major breakthroughs, including guided process improvements, seamless collaboration between IT and business, and lifecycle management of corporate IT assets.

A significant differentiating feature of webMethods Fabric 7.0 is its integrated use of webMethods' industry-leading Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for the real-time analysis of end-to-end process performance and guided process improvement. A 3-D graphical interface enables users to easily identify system problems, automatically determine root causes, and instantly drill down for additional detail.

With event correlation, automated variance baselining, and business impact analysis, this "actionable insight" facilitates continuous process improvement, such as employed within popular methodologies like Six Sigma. Users can detect, diagnose and remediate defective processes, transactions, and orders from their desktops. Automated alerts ensure that corrective action can be taken to assure compliance with customer-based service-level agreements (SLAs).

Business analysts and developers can quickly create processes, composite applications and human workflow tasks by using a "drag-and-drop" library of more than 150 UI controls. Through webMethods Fabric's Eclipse-based toolset, users can collaboratively depict every component of the process -- models, swim lanes, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) trees, step transitions and user interfaces -- and configure them into unique business processes.

A new semantic metadata library facilitates faster development and extended enterprise service reuse through the use of common, clear terminology to describe IT assets. Based on its use of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL), the library automatically learns dependencies and relationships between IT assets. As a result, searching for unique concepts, templates, and existing assets based on a variety of criteria, including its role within a business process, relationships with key enterprise systems, authors and/or subsequent contributors, has never been easier. Additionally, metadata enhances collaboration among large, geographically dispersed teams.

Integrated run-time simulation graphically animates the process on a step- by-step basis to identify break points as a means for facilitating flawless execution at implementation. Additionally, webMethods Fabric leverages AJAX technology to develop rich browser-based interfaces to improve productivity by dynamically delivering information without page refreshes.

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