SOURCE: Emptoris

April 22, 2008 14:36 ET

Emptoris Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Strategic Sourcing "Magic Quadrant"

Independent Analyst Firm Evaluates Vendors Based on "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision"

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading independent provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has positioned Emptoris in a research report titled, "Magic Quadrant For Sourcing Application Suites, 2008."(1) Emptoris is positioned in the leaders quadrant of this report. The report evaluates leading software providers based on their "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision."

"We are very proud indeed that Emptoris is positioned in the leaders quadrant in Gartner's report. In my opinion, our recognition by Gartner is based upon our customers' successes and execution of industry best practices in supply and contract management," said Avner Schneur, president and chief executive officer of Emptoris.

The report evaluated nine vendors of sourcing application suites.

Further Gartner Reports

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

Emptoris' solution suite includes software solutions for contract management, sourcing, spend analysis, and compliance, as well as a significantly expanded supplier performance management solution.

"We have found significant value as we have employed this software platform. The solution has been a principal driver behind our initiative to transform our procure-to-pay processes and has delivered quantifiable bottom-line savings and workflow efficiencies," said Mitchell E. Plaat, vice president, procurement, Con-way Inc.

For further information on the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report, Gartner clients may visit www.gartner.com.

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

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