Four members of the Microsoft Business Process Alliance were positioned in the Leaders or Visionaries Quadrants for the new BPMS Magic Quadrant released by Gartner on February 18th. Global 360 and Metastorm, two of the acknowledged leaders in BPMS software and the largest .NET-based providers were well positioned in the Leaders Quadrant just behind the market leaders. K2 and Ascentn were positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant, where K2 was called out for their leading edge use of .NET technologies and Ascentn was mentioned as a thought leader in model-driven development.
Gartner also acknowledged Microsoft's key role in this market as a provider of Windows Workflow Foundation and the Microsoft Application Platform (SQL/BizTalk/Visual Studio), which enables many of the vendors solutions with a comprehensive Process Platform. More information on this newly issued BPMS study can be found on the Gartner site here: http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=164485&format=html