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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals


The horizontal portal market is responding to the combined influences of mobile, social, cloud, big data and consumerization. Long-established vendors are broadening their offerings, and new players are increasingly exploiting alternative approaches in this established, but evolving market.

Published: 12 September 2013

ID: G00249060

Analyst(s): Jim Murphy , Ray Valdes, Gene Phifer , Gavin Tay

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Adobe
    • Backbase
    • Covisint
    • DNN
    • Drupal
    • eXo
    • IBM
    • Liferay
    • Microsoft
    • OpenText
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • SAP
    • Temenos Group-edge IPK
    • United Planet
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Trends in the Portal Sector
  • The Market Strains Under the Pressures of the Nexus
  • The Market Splits Along Lean and Heavyweight Lines
  • UXPs Emerge as Comprehensive Options
  • Mobility Remains an Urgent Consideration and Competitive Differentiator
  • The Cloud Becomes Part of the Portal Fabric
  • Digital Marketing Powers the Customer-Facing Portal Future
  • Portal and WCM Demands Converge
  • Vendors Shun the Portal Label

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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