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Vendor Briefings

Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need to submit a completed application for each request?
Yes. The vendor briefing application is the primary resource that the analysts use to base their acceptance to a briefing. Incomplete forms or insufficient information may impact analyst acceptance.To request a briefing with Gartner analysts, complete our Vendor Briefing online form.

What if I have multiple vendor briefing topics?
Complete and submit a separate application for each unique request for different sets of analysts. If requesting a briefing on several topics, but with the same set of analysts, consolidate your request into one briefing session and one Vendor Briefing application.

May I schedule a vendor briefing to take place at a Gartner Summit or Symposium event?
No, conference sites are not an effective means for conducting vendor briefings as it limits your exposure to all relevant analysts. In addition, analysts attending conferences are quite busy conducting several presentations, engaging with numerous client meetings and tend not to have the time or bandwidth to properly devote their attention to a vendor briefing.

What can I expect as a Gartner vendor client?
To ensure the integrity of the research process, client-requested briefings are processed in the same manner as non-client requests. In addition, analyst feedback is not provided during a vendor briefing session.

May I submit my request through my Account Executive?
No, as vendor briefings are research tools and not client deliverables. Submit all requests via the Vendor Briefing online form. Sales Account Executives should not be involved in the vendor briefing process as this could potentially affect objectivity.

How do I know if Gartner covers my technology? Which analysts may be interested in my vendor briefing?
To identify which topics are covered by Gartner analysts, view Analyst Coverage Areas.

Is it necessary to use the Gartner web conferencing platform?
Yes, as all vendor briefings are recorded and posted to Gartner's central repository, accessible by all analysts. These recordings are used by our analysts for post-briefing reference, or by analysts who were not able to attend the briefing.

How does Gartner handle Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and information under embargo?
Gartner policy discourages the use of formal NDAs. However, analysts will keep strategic background information confidential and will embargo news pending an announcement or press release. Vendors should be specific about what information should be embargoed, for how long and how the analyst will know that the embargo has been lifted. Information imparted during briefings is considered public, unless specifically cited as confidential or embargoed until a specific date.

Regional Contacts for Vendor Briefings

Office of the Ombudsman

Analyst Relations