SAP Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems and Ranked #1 in ARC Advisory Group MES Market Research Study

WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it was recognized as a leader for the SAP Manufacturing Execution application in Gartner Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.”* In the “Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for Process Industries Market Research Study”** from ARC Advisory Group, SAP ranked first in 10 categories based on revenue and was named the leading MES supplier within the discrete manufacturing industry.

In ARC Advisory Group’s MES market study, SAP Manufacturing Execution ranked first in the following categories: overall revenue, software revenue, North America market ownership, the automotive industry, the machinery industry, inform and visibility, maintenance and support, on-premise deployment, and tier-one and tier-two customers. The ARC report notes that SAP’s leadership in the discrete manufacturing industry is due to its connectivity to ERP software, strategic partnerships, adoption of innovative technologies – such as IoT and cloud – and its extensive client roster.

“We believe these recognitions reflect SAP’s ability to provide manufacturers with better flexibility in managing production and scaling to any lot size and demand for personalized items,” said Hala Zeine, president, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP. “As manufacturers face increasing pressure to deliver with speed and precision, we’re providing intelligent, digital capabilities for Industry 4.0 and shaping the future of advanced manufacturing and production. We believe this recognition confirms SAP’s strategy in manufacturing and the global role we play in the future of production and manufacturing.”

This latest recognition of SAP Manufacturing Execution, by Gartner, follows SAP’s previous Leaders quadrant placements in the May 2018 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems”, March 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, and August 2018 Magic Quadrant Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

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*“Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Gartner Inc., November 2018.
**“The Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for Process Industries Market Research Study,” ARC Advisory Group.
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