Recognition by Analyst Firm Follows Almost Two Years of Rapid Growth in Enterprise and Community Adoption.

BonitaSoft, the leading provider of open source Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, today announced that it has been included in Gartner Inc.’s “Cool Vendors in Business Process Management, 2011” report by Michele Cantara, John Dixon, Janelle Hill, David McCoy, Ned Frey and Jim Sinur. 

BPM has gained strong traction in the enterprise over the past year and is increasingly seen as a necessary part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Since its founding in June 2009, BonitaSoft has provided organizations with an intuitive BPM solution that allows users to easily define processes, create business process applications and manage activities, all without writing any code. Backed by a rapidly growing community, BonitaSoft averaged 40,000 downloads per month of its BPM suite in 2010, eclipsing half a million downloads in December 2010. 

According to Gartner, “Open source has a unique appeal from a skills perspective; enthusiasts anticipate availability of a larger pool of individuals skilled in open source technology in comparison to the talent pool for any single commercial BPMS vendor’s product.“ 

We’re honored to be recognized by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ less than two years after our founding,” said BonitaSoft CEO Miguel Valdes Faura. “We believe it’s a testament to the hard work put in by both our technical team and our thriving community. We look forward to sustaining this momentum as we continue to build on our offering and further fuel democratization in the BPM market.“ 

BonitaSoft produces a fully open source BPM suite, based on the open source Bonita project. The company was founded by the creators of Bonita and offers a single distribution of Bonita Open Solution, which can be downloaded free of charge. BonitaSoft provides commercial services and support for Bonita Open Solution. 

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About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. 

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months. 

About BonitaSoft
BonitaSoft is the leading provider of open source business process management (BPM) software. Created in 2009 by the founders of the Bonita project, BonitaSoft is democratizing the use of BPM in companies of all sizes with an intuitive and powerful solution at an optimum cost. The Bonita solution has been downloaded more than 500,000 times to date by companies and organizations worldwide.