Recognized in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for MES

  • Published:
    Jun 6, 2022
  • Category:
    Company News

What’s the Scoop on Our 2022 Magic Quadrant Placement?

Apprentice is honored to be recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

We have been acknowledged in this report for our Tempo Manufacturing Cloud.

Tempo is built so multiple teams can use one unified platform across every stage of the drug supply chain. With shared capabilities, Tempo lets teams operate without stopping for data, knowledge, or process transfer between siloed systems.

“Our mission is to bring modern technology to life sciences manufacturing. We believe that a new type of MES is critical for companies to remain competitive and existential to manufacturing advanced therapies. We will be that vendor for our customers.”

— Angelo Stracquatanio, Apprentice CEO & Co-Founder

What’s the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

Magic Quadrant reports are a culmination of rigorous, fact-based research in specific markets, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct.

Providers are positioned into four Quadrants:

  1. Leaders Quadrant
  2. Challengers Quadrant
  3. Visionaries Quadrant 
  4. Niche Players Quadrant

In our opinion, this research can enable you to get the most from market analysis in alignment with your unique business and technology needs.

What’s a Gartner Niche Player?

Apprentice has been recognized as a Niche Player in this Magic Quadrant. So what does that mean?

According to Gartner, “Although there might be an assumption that vendors in the other quadrants are better choices for new MES buyers, Niche Players are often just as good or sometimes better choices for prospective users. 

This is because they might focus on a geographic or vertical component of the market that is meaningful to particular users. 

However, in our opinion this focus alone is not a compelling enough differentiator for a vendor to ascend to a leadership position. It would also have to perform well in other dimensions. 

Although some vendors in the Niche Players quadrant often have solid MES solutions for a specific industry or geography, they are not as broad as the MES solutions in other quadrants.”

Key characteristics of a Niche Player:

  • Focuses primarily on a geography or vertical market (although this is not a sole determining factor)
  • Does not provide a generally differentiated offering, although it can have some unique capabilities
  • Does not represent a broad MES capability
  • Has market momentum and product or company viability that may be in question
  • Has growth strategies, either geographic or in other markets, that may be lacking
“There is a fundamental technological shift taking place in the MES market, driven by evolving new technologies that challenge the MES status quo and driven by vendors with the agility and talent to accelerate the adoption of those technologies.”

— 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems


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