Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the April 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service for its Lightning Platform solution.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are finalized after being subjected to regulated procedures and arduous analysis. Only four vendors have displayed continued excellence in both execution and vision long enough to demonstrate effective leadership: two SaaS-plus-PaaS vendors and two independent vendors.
The selection is based on the level of understanding about the demands of enterprise cloud platform and commitment to delivering service excellence. Salesforce Lightning Platform has 19 years of innovation in its aPaaS capabilities and has over 6.5 million custom apps and over 4 million developers. Salesforce provides first-rate cloud services required by enterprises and also enables use by low code and even no code developers. Salesforce Lightning has now made it possible for any business to transform an idea into an app in a simple few clicks.
According to Gartner, “Leaders in a market combine an insightful understanding of the realities of the market, a reliable record, the ability to influence the market’s direction, the capability to attract and keep a following, and the capacity to lead. In the enterprise hpaPaaS market, leadership implies an understanding of the demands of the enterprise and the opportunities of cloud computing, and a genuine commitment to enterprise cloud computing and support for digital business.
Gartner expects additional vendors to move towards being a Leader next three years. However, Gartner also asserts that a Leader need not be the best choice for a business. A focused but smaller vendor can also provide the required support as per business requirement which is dependent on geographic or vertical industry specifics. Such kind vendors who offer excellent support on specific requirements may not be categorized as a leader in the overall hpaPaaS market.
A complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service is available at: https://www.salesforce.com/form/platform/gartner-apaas-magic-quadrant-2018/