IBM announced a new product called IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0 on March 13 2018. If you looked closely you would have seen that IBM Business Automation Workflow combines both Case Manager (and Case Foundation) and IBM BPM into one product that offers the comprehensive set of capabilities of Case Manager, Case Foundation and IBM BPM. This is our new strategic direction for our Workflow offerings as we have seen market demand for a unified offering. We have seen growing need for use cases that require the combination of these capabilities together and have already received positive feedback on this.
To implement this direction and provide the ability for more consumers of these offerings to gain the benefit from the extended capability there was an announcement on April 10 where that IBM announced the end of marketing for the individual Case Manager, Case Foundation and IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) offerings. You may have wondered what and thought, what is going on? How will this affect me ? Is IBM getting out of the process and case business? Well I am here to connect the dots for you.