The users have spoken. Based on voting by Intelligent Enterprise's subscribers, Microsoft was selected as the vendor with the best business process management suite and SOA tools.

"The results are in. Each year we invite our subscribers to select their preferred vendors in a range of technology categories. Hundreds of readers voted through a secure Web ballot that ensured one vote per subscriber in each of 37 categories. Many of the votes were very close, so in the spirit of competition, this year we list the runners-up as well as the winners."

"Value, reliability and broad applicability. These are the hallmarks of our subscribers' annual pick of preferred vendors."

"Microsoft's BizTalk has shown up in Quadrants for integration servers, application platforms and B2B gateways over the years, but there's no denying that it's helping more readers improve business processes than many of the pure-play BPM suites combined"

Tied with IBM for the most category wins, Microsoft achieved top honors for:

  • Best Performance Management Suite
  • Best Customer Analytics
  • Best ETL Software
  • Best XML Database
  • Best Business Process Management Suite
  • Best SOA Tools
  • Best Collaborative Content Management Software
  • Best Web Content Management Software
  • Best GIS

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