Gartner Research recently published their Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals in which Microsoft SharePoint is shown to be the market leader in both its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. Their accompanying report states that Microsoft SharePoint is the most inquired after portal solution on the market today, with over 70% of Gartner’s own clients considering SharePoint for their portal needs.
In order to be considered as a leading portal vendor, an organization must display a balance of its:
Ability to Execute – Solutions contain a breadth of functionality supporting different portal deployment scenarios, long-term vendor viability, a demonstrated track record of meeting customer needs, and a successfully expanding market presence.
Completeness of Vision – Vendors demonstrating an understanding of their customers’ evolving needs, incorporating new customer demands into their product strategies, and exhibiting technological innovation in their portal products.
Microsoft SharePoint achieves this balance better than any other vendor in the marketplace and also displays the other criteria for leadership, which includes a full range of capabilities to support a variety of portal deployment scenarios, consistent product delivery in meeting customer needs for a substantial period of time, significant product innovation, and success in selling to new customers across industries.