ILS Technology has been ranked as the leading Application Enablement
Platform (AEP) vendor in the latest Competitive Assessment developed by
ABI Research. Axeda Corporation finished second by the slightest of
margins demonstrating that the two companies are clear bellwethers in
this rapidly emerging marketplace.
Founded in the same year (2000), ILS Technology and Axeda both boast an
impressively long list of customers located throughout the world. The
latter, however, was adjudged to have the edge in terms of market share
having generated revenues in excess of $20 million in 2011. Market share
is a key component of the Competitive Assessment analysis, carrying a
25% weighting of the six criteria that make up the broader
implementation category against which companies are scrutinized. This
and the fact that Axeda has a re-seller agreement with AT&T were
fundamental to the company's near perfect implementation score of 90.
Despite this, ILS made significant ground in the innovation category of
the assessment with an industry leading score of 81 that was just enough
to secure it top spot overall. Report author, Craig Foster, cited the
ability of its platform to integrate into xisting ERP/CRM systems as
crucial to its success. "The deviceWISE module can interface directly to
a number of industry leading databases such as SAP, Salesforce, and
Oracle. ERP/CRM integration is increasingly important as leveraging
information from connected devices allows companies to optimize critical
business processes and become much more efficient."
Foster also pinpointed ThingWorx as being a company to watch in the
future. "As the AEP market grows, differentiation becomes imperative.
ThingWorx has developed innovative tools such as the Mashup Builder and
SQUEAL that could make it stand out to prospective customers."
This Competitive Assessment provides a rating of the leading M2M AEP
vendors. A total of 8 companies were scrutinized against several
criteria under the categories of implementation and innovation in
addition to a market share analysis for the same 8 companies. The
product forms part of ABI Research's M2M
Service Delivery Platforms (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/m2m-service-delivery-platforms/)
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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