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Siemens confirmed as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Siemens has again been named by Gartner, Inc. as a “Leader” in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems. Companies were assessed on: 

  • Ability to Execute covering aspects such as products or service, overall viability, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, operations and customer experience.
  • Completeness of Vision which scores aspects such as product strategy, innovation, understanding of market and industry verticals.

Leaders combine the uppermost characteristics of vision and thought leadership with a strong Ability to Execute. Leaders in the MES market are present in a high percentage of new MES deals, and they win a significant number of them. They have robust core MESs and offer reasonable — although not necessarily leading-edge — capabilities in extended MES (MOM) areas. To be a Leader, a vendor doesn’t necessarily need to have the absolute broadest or deepest MES application. Its offerings must meet most core MES requirements without significant modifications, and a substantial number of high-quality implementations must be available to validate this. Leaders must anticipate where customer demands, markets and technology are moving and must have strategies to support these emerging requirements ahead of actual customer demand. Leading vendors should have coherent strategies to support supply chain convergence, and must invest in and have processes to exploit innovation. Leaders also have market momentum and strong client satisfaction — in the vendor’s local markets as well as internationally. Client satisfaction starts with the initial sales engagement, through deployment and beyond. Leaders understand the importance of customer satisfaction and approach customer issues as trusted partners. Because Leaders are often well-established in leading-edge and complex user environments, they benefit from a user community that helps them remain at the forefront of emerging needs. 

Siemens considers this position a reflection of the success of our thousands of customers worldwide. We continuously invest in and reinforce our MES/MOM portfolio, broadening the functional scope with proven and recognized solutions for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality Management Systems (QMS), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) and Shop floor Manufacturing Intelligence (MI). The portfolio has wide recognition and a solid install base, serving major players in industries such as A&D, Automotive, Industrial Machinery, CPG, F&B, Life Sciences, Electronics, Semiconductor, Medical Devices. The acquisition of Mentor Graphics in 2017 adds Valor to our MES portfolio, reinforcing its value to the electronics industry and its strategy in the MES space.

Siemens believes that it holds a unique position in the manufacturing market. We provide a holistic solution that supports the entire value chain, from ideation to product and production design and simulation, automation, manufacturing execution, plus plant hardware, coupled with MindSphere, the open cloud-based operating system for the IoT.

The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant Manufacturing Execution Systems report is available for complimentary download using the form on this page.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant 2018 for Manufacturing Execution Systems
Gartner Magic Quadrant 2018 for Manufacturing Execution: This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Siemens. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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