Gartner Research

The Dominant Themes of WMS Vendor Evaluation

Published: 13 November 2015

ID: G00290761

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Several themes are dominant in the current state of the warehouse management system marketplace, influencing users' evaluation of new products and vendors. Logistics and warehousing leadership should use this research to articulate a comprehensive WMS evaluation strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Dominant Themes of Evaluating WMS Providers
    • Technology Modernization
    • WMS Functional Evolution
    • Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Convergence
    • Zero-Modification Implementations
    • Usability and Person-Centric Warehouse Processing
    • Automation
    • Emerging Deployment Models: SaaS and Cloud WMS
    • Small and Midsize Business WMS
    • Extreme Verticalization
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Best-of-Breed vs. Megasuite WMS
  • Conclusion

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