IBM recently announced the launch of its cloud-based Blueworks Live, a rebranded and upgraded version of its Blueprint application, that brings together business process management and social community elements.
According to IBM, the new BPM cloud service provides business with a more cost-effective way to acquire and use information technology. The service will allow businesses to structure and automate ad hoc processes in 90 seconds that they currently run over email and attachments, IBM claims.
IBM said Blueworks Live provides discovery and documentation capabilities for the processes and enables managers and team members to see the status of work in progress via built-in dashboards and reports instantly.
The service will be available starting November 20, and the original Blueprint app will still be available and free, according to CMS Wire.
This is the first time IBM has ventured into the cloud with BPM services. According to IDC, public IT cloud services will grow at a rate five times faster than traditional IT products. Worldwide revenue from public IT cloud services is expected to reach $55.5 billion in 2014, up from $16 billion in 2009.