FileNet Establishes New Performance Standard for Business Process Management

  • March 12, 2004
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FileNet Business Process Manager (BPM) Achieves Record Levels of Transaction PerformanceCOSTA MESA, Calif.—March 8, 2004—FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE), the leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced that the FileNet Business Process Manager (BPM) suite has achieved exceptional levels of throughput and price performance through a benchmarking test conducted and validated by Doculabs. Doculabs, Inc. is a leading technology consulting firm that helps clients solve content management and process management related business challenges. The recently published performance validation report showed that the FileNet BPM suite was able to achieve a transaction rate of more than 6.3 million transactions per hour, which FileNet believes should give enterprises the confidence to deploy FileNet BPM for the most demanding application requirements. In addition, this performance was achieved using a workgroup server configuration to more accurately simulate real-world customer environments. In order to accurately demonstrate the performance characteristics of FileNet's BPM technology, the testing was designed to show the solution's performance over different types of process steps—including both automated steps and steps requiring human interaction. All tests were conducted on a standard hardware platform intended to be characteristic of what would be placed in a typical customer environment. "The FileNet Business Process Manager suite achieved an extremely impressive level of enterprise class performance on a very cost-effective hardware platform," said Bill Chambers, Principal Analyst with Doculabs. "This makes FileNet a good fit for organizations seeking high performance and low total cost of ownership."Also cited in the report is that FileNet Business Process Manager was able to achieve a price-to-performance ratio that results in an overall lower total cost of ownership. With a modest 8 CPU server, FileNet BPM was able to achieve sustainable, enterprise-class performance on a workgroup-class server platform. A similar test observed by Doculabs showed that FileNet BPM delivered an impressive 10.5 million transactions an hour on a 24 CPU server – demonstrating broad scalability options. "We believe this report further validates the FileNet Business Process Manager as a true market leading product in the business process management arena," said Dr. Daniel Whelan, Chief Technology Officer, FileNet Corporation. "As proven in this Doculabs report, FileNet BPM's outstanding performance can enable FileNet systems to quickly scale to meet customers high volume enterprise business requirements with a modest hardware investment. We believe this delivers tremendous value to our customers who are constantly being challenged to deliver greater levels of productivity and performance at a lower cost. "About FileNet Business Process Manager (BPM)FileNet Business Process Manager allows organizations to automate and optimize business processes. The FileNet BPM suite helps accelerate responsiveness, reduce cycle times, and enables timely and accurate decision making. Integrated process analytics and reporting allow businesses to track, monitor, measure and adjust processes on the fly, helping companies respond more quickly to changing market conditions and windows of opportunity. In addition, process simulation capabilities enable organizations to model processes prior to putting them into production, improving the performance of existing process to deliver continuous process improvement and maximize return on investment. About FileNetFileNet Corporation (NASDAQ: FILE) helps organizations make better decisions by managing the content and processes that drive their business. FileNet's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions allow customers to build and sustain competitive advantage by managing content throughout their organizations, automating and streamlining their business processes, and providing the full spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify their critical and everyday decision-making. FileNet ECM solutions deliver a comprehensive set of capabilities that integrate with existing information systems to provide cost-effective solutions that solve real-world business problems. Since the Company's founding in 1982, more than 4,000 organizations, including 81 of the Fortune 100, have taken advantage of FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and processes. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., the Company markets its innovative ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales, professional services and support organizations, as well as via its ValueNet® Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application developers. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the performance of FileNet's products and associated cost savings. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "may," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the possibility that customers may not be able to achieve the same performance levels as were achieved under test conditions, possible changes in product pricing which may increase cost of ownership, announcements of technological innovations, new products or product enhancements by FileNet or its competitors; general market conditions; and other factors detailed in the FileNet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. FileNet and ValueNet are registered trademarks of FileNet Corporation. All other company or product names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.For more information, please visit

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