Autonomy Cardiff Named "Cool Vendor" for Business Process Management by Leading Analyst Firm

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN DIEGO, California , April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiff , a division of Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) and leading provider of BPM and intelligent document solutions, today announced that it has been...


CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN DIEGO, California , April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiff , a division of Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) and leading provider of BPM and intelligent document solutions, today announced that it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the recent Gartner report titled "Cool Vendors in Business Process Management, 2008" by Janelle B. Hill , Marc Kerremans , Michele Cantara , published on April 3, 2008 .

Cardiff extends beyond the typical boundaries of Business Process Management (BPM) by driving innovation in a number of mission-critical areas, including rich user interaction, unstructured information processing and mobile process management. Many of today's business processes require users to play an active role in driving situation-specific decisions; Cardiff's ability to intelligently route work and connect with subject matter experts can enable more consistent and informed decision making. This intelligence and automation is based on Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) technology, which incorporates sophisticated pattern matching and linguistic analysis capabilities to make computers work more like people.

Leveraging Autonomy's IDOL technology has enabled Cardiff to deliver many breakthroughs within the BPM market, including voice-based approvals, automatic location of subject matter experts and the ability to use process contents to drive secure information searches through unstructured enterprise content. Cardiff's own innovations in the area of mobile process management have resulted in the delivery of secure mobile interfaces that allow executives and other process participants to review, sign and approve transactions directly on their smartphones or other mobile devices.

" Cardiff offers the most powerful BPM solution available in the market that integrates information, process and people in an adaptive, rapidly deployed environment," said Mark Seamans , chief executive officer of Autonomy Cardiff. "The ability to act and interact with business processes in real-time has been a challenge for enterprise executives and management who travel or are away from their desks frequently. With LiquidOffice's new support for mobile devices, users can now access and securely take action on the information and processes that drive their business anywhere at anytime."

While applicable to all types of business processes, Cardiff's unique capabilities make it a particularly strong fit for industries such as financial services, insurance, retail, pharmaceuticals and legal, where processes tend to rely on large amounts of information and can often involve unstructured and non-routine decisions.

For more information on Cardiff's BPM solutions, please visit http://www.cardiff.com.

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.

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