SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

June 19, 2008 07:30 ET

Emptoris Offers Complimentary Strategic Sourcing "Magic Quadrant" Report

24-Page Report From Independent Research Firm Evaluates Nine Leading Vendors of Sourcing Application Suites

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Emptoris, a provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that it is offering complimentary copies of the Gartner research report, "Magic Quadrant For Sourcing Application Suites, 2008."(1) The 24-page report by Gartner, Inc., a leading independent provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, evaluates nine leading vendors of sourcing application suites.

To access a complimentary copy of the research report, "Magic Quadrant For Sourcing Application Suites, 2008," visit www.emptoris.com/gartner.

The "Magic Quadrant For Sourcing Application Suites, 2008" report positions Emptoris in the "leaders quadrant" based on its "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision" across its sourcing application suite. The report states, "Sourcing suite leaders have extensive traction with their sourcing applications.... These vendors offer global presence, multi-language support, local service delivery and a strong track record of product delivery. Their sourcing solutions are deployed as corporate standards."

In March 2008, Gartner published "Vendor Rating: Emptoris," in which Gartner gave Emptoris an overall "positive" rating.(2) In July 2007, Gartner also rated Emptoris a "Strong Positive," the highest possible rating, in its "MarketScope for Contract Management Software, 2007" report.(3)

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About the Gartner MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted July 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About the Gartner Vendor Rating

The Vendor Rating is copyrighted March 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Vendor Rating is an evaluation of a vendor as a whole, not just on its position within a single market. It is based on Gartner's assessment of the vendor's vision and execution for a product or service, relative to Gartner's analysis of clients' requirements. It is not intended as a comparison relative to competitors in the market. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Vendor Rating, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

(1) "Magic Quadrant For Sourcing Application Suites, 2008" by Debbie Wilson, April 2008.

(2) "Vendor Rating: Emptoris," by Debbie Wilson, March 2008.

(3) "MarketScope for Contract Management Software, 2007," by Debbie Wilson and Andy Kyte, July 2007.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Dan Cahill
    (917) 617-0106
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