SEEBURGER UK announced today that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant analysis of business-to-business gateway providers by Gartner, Inc. According to Gartner, Leaders are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. The report evaluates B2B gateway vendors on their market presence, completeness of product vision and ability to execute on that vision, based on criteria ranging from technical expertise to commitment to product development and support. SEEBURGER has focused exclusively on the business integration market since its founding in 1986. More than 6,500 customers rely on SEEBURGER products and services to meet their business integration needs, including organisations in the automotive, consumer packaged goods and retail sectors as well as those in the aerospace/defence, chemicals, energy/utilities, finance, insurance, manufacturing, paper, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, and high-tech/telecommunications industries.
The companys B2B gateway is an integral component of the SEEBURGER Business Integration Server, a comprehensive integration platform designed to cut administrative costs and accelerate business processes by automating trading relationships throughout the supply chain. SEEBURGER offers the only middleware capable of integrating 100% of an organisations applications and trading partners --- including smaller customers and suppliers that still do business on paper.
We believe that being positioned in the Leader quadrant in Gartners Magic Quadrant confirms our market strength, the maturity of our product, and our broad expertise in the business integration space, said Rakesh Harji, Managing Director of SEEBURGER UK. These are all vital considerations in selecting a B2B/EDI vendor, and we feel this report serves as a useful guide for organisations that are searching for a provider to help automate collaboration with their trading partners.
Criteria used by Gartner to evaluate B2B gateway vendors included:
Completeness of vision, including trading partner management, secure communications, workflow, business activity and event management, adaptive technologies, transformation, openness and standards compliance, and quality of service.
Ability to execute, including corporate viability, financial and management commitment, effective pricing, installations (past and recent), support, geographic reach, partnerships and professional services.