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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems


The MES market originally focused on production operations, data collection, procedural enforcement and manufacturing optimization. It is now a key to digital business for manufacturers. Supply chain leaders should use this research to help select the most appropriate vendor and solution.

Published: 05 November 2018

ID: G00348380

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Vendor Landscape
  • Core MES Functionality
  • Extended MES Functionality
  • Observations

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • ABB
    • Applied Materials
    • AVEVA
    • Dassault Systèmes
    • Emerson
    • Epicor Software
    • FORCAM
    • GE Digital
    • Honeywell Connected Plant
    • IQMS
    • iTAC Software
    • Miracom
    • MPDV
    • NoMuda
    • Oracle
    • Plex
    • PSI Metals
    • Rockwell Automation
    • SAP
    • Siemens PLM Software
    • Werum IT Solutions
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Honorable Mentions
    • 42Q
    • Cogiscan
    • Savigent Software

Evaluation Criteria

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


  • Additional Influences
    • Digital Manufacturing
    • Data and Analytics
    • Industrial Internet of Things
    • Consolidation
    • Cloud Adoption
    • Partner Ecosystem

Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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