Sciforma Recognized as PPM "Visionary" by Gartner

LOS GATOS, Calif. Jul 13, 2009-Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has named Sciforma Corporation a “Visionary” company in its recently released Magic Quadrant report on IT Project and Portfolio Management products.

According to Gartner, “vendors in the Visionaries quadrant may differ from leaders in product depth or revenue strength, or they may lack the installed base and sales force of a challenger, but they often share — or originally innovated — features and traits of the leaders (for example, methodology support and APM frameworks). Like the leaders, visionaries seek to enable PPM broadly as a business process, with IT processes and skill sets being only one area addressed. Some visionaries have been more experimental with business models, and they may approach various markets more broadly, with variable packaging and pricing (for example, SaaS and phased-implementation packages). Completeness of Vision ratings can reflect innovative approaches in areas such as resource performance management, pipeline analysis, and preconfigured (but tailorable) portals for a variety of enterprise roles. Some visionaries may exhibit fertile PPM-to-ITPC or APM business opportunities within their installed bases or product potential supporting the same. Size of a visionary and financial viability may be compensated by innovative features and functions, as well as more-direct and/or responsive customer care and some influence over future product development.

These well-known Magic Quadrant evaluations help Gartner clients understand the relative positions of all vendors in a given market.

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“We believe being labeled a ‘Visionary’ acknowledges that we have moved far beyond our roots as just another software company,” Sciforma CEO Yann Le Bihan said. “Our mission is to provide customers with a complete solution encompassing technology, service and support, while making it so powerful and compelling that, afterwards, they cannot imagine doing business without us.”

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