IBM is enhancing its line of WebSphere middleware monitoring and modelling tools with changes aimed at helping customers look at their business processes and make them run more efficiently.
WebSphere Business Integration Modeller and WebSphere Business Integration Monitor Version 4.2.4 can help manufacturers watch and optimise their supply chain processes, said Paraic Sweeney, vice president of marketing, WebSphere Business Integration.
"Managers that can model and monitor their business conditions have a greater ability to make proactive decisions and quickly incorporate business processes and IT resource changes that help them reduce costs and meet regulatory requirements."
Among the improvements will be tighter integration with the WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker, which is intended to let customers monitor and model message flows.
There will also be tighter integration with software from Rational Software, IBM's development tools subsidiary, enabling users to create business models and export them for implementation in Rational Rose and Rational XE.
Users will also be able to create customisable monitor interfaces in the WebSphere Portal.
IBM will also introduce a WebSphere Business Integration WorkBench entry edition to provide basic modelling and simulation capabilities.
Marc L Songini writes for Computerworld