Lombardi Named Winner of InfoWorld's 2008 Technology of the Year Award

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Leading Vendor Receives Accolade for Best BPM Software Product


Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007

Lombardi®, a leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced its flagship BPM suite software Teamworks®, has been named the "Best Business Process Management" product and recipient of a 2008 Technology of the Year Award by IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Decision Makers.

InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year Awards recognizes the top technologies that made the greatest impact during the past year. They also identify the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies. This year, InfoWorld honored 45 across nine general categories. Lombardi received its Best BPM product award in the Applications and Middleware category.

According to the InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, "Teamworks 6 Enterprise shines brightly with easy-to-use development tools for both business analysts and IT, well-integrated performance monitoring, and superb simulation and historical analysis." They further commented on Teamworks by saying that, "This is a solid, flexible BPM solution that can execute most any enterprise workflow, without demanding the development expertise that competing high-end offerings typically require."

"InfoWorld tests upwards of 200 IT products every year, and we see many, many good ones," said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's Test Center Executive Editor. "Our Technology of the Year award winners represent not only the cream of the crop, but the best products in the most important product categories."

This award is one of a series of recent recognitions bestowed on Lombardi and Teamworks. In December, Lombardi was positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of the published report "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007"* by independent analyst firm Gartner, Inc. Similarly, Lombardi was named a Human-Centric BPM for Java platforms Leader by independent analyst firm Forrester Research in its August 2007 published report, "The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPM For Java Platforms, Q3 2007."

"We're proud to be named 'Best BPM product' by InfoWorld," said Rod Favaron. "This award speaks directly to Lombardi's leading role in continuing to deliver mission-critical, high-value BPM solutions for customers of all sizes."

For more information about InfoWorld's 2008 Technology of the Year Award, please visit: http://www.infoworld.com/archives/t.jsp?N=s&V=94327.

Lombardi Teamworks is a leading BPM software for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office™ makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft® Office System products. Lombardi Blueprint™ is the only on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritize improvement opportunities.

About Lombardi
Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) software for companies, systems integrators and government agencies. We offer award-winning BPM technology, know-how and services to help our customers succeed with their process improvement initiatives. Lombardi products are built on open standards and provide ongoing prioritization, planning, visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organizations can manage their business process activities and decision-making.

Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Group, Aflac, Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Dell, El Paso Energy, FETAC, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Maritz Travel, National Bank of Canada, National Institute of Health, Safety-Kleen, T-Mobile, UCLH and numerous governmental agencies. For more information, visit http://www.lombardi.com.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007" by Janelle B. Hill, et al, December 14, 2007.

Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office 2003 and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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