In addition to products' rationalization, the integration at sales and cultural levels will be challenging. In general, existing customers of involved merging vendors should be alert, but they should still look at these events as positive.
, Longview Solutions , Informatica , etc.). However, CPM has begun to spread into other business areas, and it might realize its true success in any organization when it pervades, e.g., quality improvement, supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) or product lifecycle management (PLM). Therefore, the BI vendors with strong financial management products including Hyperion and Cognos may be well positioned to extend BPM into the enterprise, but for the time being they are still