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Episerver Gartner Magic Quadrant

Episerver (Optimizely) has been named industry leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Episerver / Optimizely has been named a Leader for another consecutive year in Gartner Magic Quadrant for excellence in digital experience. First recognised for its world-class calibre in 2015 by Gartner, Episerver’s continuous evolution and innovation have made it the go-to platform for sophisticated enterprise solutions. 

16 digital experience platforms are reviewed and analysed by Gartner and then positioned based on their ability to execute and complete their vision. Episerver is now positioned in the top three in the Leaders quadrant, overtaking Sitecore and moving consistently in an upwards trajectory. 

But what is the Magic Quadrant and what does it mean for organisations using Episerver DXC?

What is Gartner Magic Quadrant?

The Magic Quadrant (MQ) are reports published every one to two years by IT specialists Gartner. The reports provide visual overviews and in-depth analysis and guidance into a market’s direction, evolution and participants. Gartner Magic Quadrants offer vendor comparisons based on a set of performance criteria and methodology.

Teams of analysts collaborate to assess and rate each vendor against each of the weighted criteria. The resulting scores are used to generate a Magic Quadrant. The vendors researched will end up in one of the quadrants: 

  1. Leaders
  2. Challengers 
  3. Visionaries
  4. Niche Players

 

Episerver is a vendor that operates in the digital experience platform (DXP) market.The DXP market is representative of the ongoing appetite for platforms to deliver engagement for customers, partners and employees. Gaining recognition in the Leader quadrant refers to Episerver’s delivery of the highest level of industry standards and gives a clear indication of positioning in the market.

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How is Episerver assessed?

Gartner uses Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute (the x & y axis, respectively) as variables to evaluate and determine which quadrant each vendor will be placed in.

Assessment of a vendor’s Completeness of Vision is determined by the following criteria:

  • Products are services
  • Overall viability
  • Sales execution/pricing
  • Market responsiveness and track record
  • Marketing execution
  • Customer experience
  • Operations

 

Ability to execute is evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Market understanding
  • Market strategy
  • Sales strategy
  • Offering strategy
  • Business model
  • Vertical/Industry strategy
  • Innovation
  • Geographic strategy

 

The four quadrants represent the types of vendors operating in the market today, Leaders being the most distinguished as they are characterised as being the most effective and having the capacity to maintain a strong position in the future by adapting to the market’s changing conditions. A strong indicator to organisations that investing in Episerver Digital Experience Platform is a reliable choice and excellent investment for the future of their digital acceleration.

Gartner commended Episerver (Optimizely) for its ‘understanding of the DXP market’ and advanced personalisation capabilities. The report goes on to credit the transparency of Episerver pricing and it’s overall marketing effectiveness, indicating that it’s an excellent choice for ambitious enterprises looking to unlock their digital potential.

Learn more about how Episerver could benefit your organisation

We are Ultimedia, the UK’s first Episerver Partner and specialist agency. We have been helping organisations sector-wide around the globe to realise their digital ambitions since 1995 and believe that it’s the best platform available for ambitious organisations.

To learn more about what the Episerver Gartner Magic Quadrant results mean for businesses like yours, contact us - we’d love to hear from you and give you a demo of what the DXP can do.

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