Examining the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software from Gartner and Software Advice

Examining the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software from Gartner and Software Advice

The FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software Report has been published by Software Advice, a trusted resource for software buyers, and is supported by Gartner, the giant technology analyst research firm. The report evaluates verified product data and end user reviews for manufacturing software from softwareadvice.com, capterra.com and getapp.com. 

The FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software Report defines manufacturing software as software that helps organizations manage the planning and execution of manufacturing processes. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is the perfect example of this kind of technology.

The FrontRunners Quadrant is focused on the North American Manufacturing software market and identifies a set of core capabilities for the manufacturing software category.

This analysis report is a data-driven assessment, identifying products in the manufacturing market that offer the best capability and value for small businesses. Each product from certain vendors fall within a designated quadrant based on their axis scores. Depending on the specific needs of the software buyer, a product placed in any quadrant category could be a great fit because all products that qualify as FrontRunners are some of the top performing products in their market.

Axis scores are based on:

  • capability (x-axis) starting at 2.50 and ending at 4.20
  • value (y-axis) starting at 2.30 and ending at 4.30
  • scores are an overall weighted average of scores involving end-user ratings of one to five stars on the product’s functionality, ease of use, customer support and inclusion of ke functionality for the software category.

Quadrant categories include Leaders, Masters, Pacesetters and Contenders. Leaders are all-around strong products. According to the report, they offer a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers. These products are considered highly valuable by customers.

Some vendors included in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software Report are SAP Business One, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, IQMS, Deltek Costpoint, Infor VISUAL, Exact Macola, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Acumatica Cloud ERP, abas ERP, SYSPRO and Epicor Manufacturing.

Similar to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports, the FrontRunners for Manufacturing Software Report involves a Runners Up section of the report. Deskera MRP, Exact Online, Kenandy Cloud ERP, LillyWorks Corporation, NetSuite Manufacturing Edition, ProcessPro Premier, QAD Cloud ERO, Workwise ERP and Sage X3 are just a few mentioned in the Runners Up category.

Read the full FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software Report.


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Liz is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
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