Gartner just released its 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (CSP). For the second consecutive year, M-Files has been recognized as a “Visionary” by Gartner!
This comes in the midst of a major shift in how Gartner defines this segment:
“Content services platforms are the next stage of enterprise content management, representing a shift from self-contained systems and repositories to open services…This core is the basis of an integrated set of content-related services (and microservices), repositories and tools that can be easily extended and adapted. A CSP has the flexibility to support existing and emerging content use cases. It has its own repository but should also be able to integrate external repositories through connectors, APIs or packaged integrations. Today, many CSPs can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid architectures.”1
To be recognized as a driver of new thinking for our market segment in back-to-back years says a lot, but what’s perhaps most insightful are the statements by Gartner analysts about the M-Files approach. Access the report here to see what they say about us.
A Different (and More Intelligent) Approach for Managing Information
The data that users have to deal with is estimated to double in enterprises every 15-18 months. This means that users must be able not only to find the exact documents, emails and video files they are looking for but they must also be able to focus on information that is critical to them right now.
We have developed our technology to provide a quantum shift away from static, hierarchical folder-based approaches of the past that lead to information silos and barriers to productivity and user adoption. M-Files makes this possible by applying metadata attributes to every document or piece of information, no matter where that data resides — in a network file folder, in a cloud application, in the CRM, or in another system or repository. As we like to say … with M-Files, you manage information by what it is, not by where it’s stored.
We continue to be recognized for our repository-neutral approach that leverages metadata to unify information across the enterprise based on context, not on the system or folder in which an information asset is stored. We do this by connecting to all data repositories in a way that does not disrupt the usage of those systems. Instead of moving your data away from your CRM system to M-Files, we just make that information accessible via a single UI whilst leaving the opportunity to use the CRM system to manage such data if wanted.
From our standpoint, our break from the pack of vendors using traditional technology and architectures is what has allowed M-Files to achieve strong growth year after year, well exceeding that of the overall industry and of other prominent CSP and ECM vendors.
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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms” by Karen A. Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, Joe Mariano, Gavin Tay, October 5, 2017.