Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Published: 01 October 2014

ID: G00260888

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


Long-established vendors are broadening their offerings, and new players are increasingly exploiting alternative approaches in the well-established, but quickly evolving, horizontal portal market.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Adobe
    • Backbase
    • Covisint
    • DNN
    • Drupal
    • Ektron
    • IBM
    • Jahia
    • Liferay
    • Microsoft
    • OpenText
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • SAP
    • Sitecore
    • Squiz
    • United Planet
    • WordPress
  • 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
    • Portal and WCM Demands Converge
    • The Portal Market Trajectory Points Toward the UXP
    • Developers and Architects Favor Lean Portals
    • Customer Service Adds Its influence to Marketing for Customer-Facing Portals
    • Employee Portals Incorporate Social Technologies

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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