EPG (Ehrhardt Partner Group) is establishing itself among the elite in the global logistics software sector with the news that it has been recognized in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant. The Germany-based global provider has been included in the Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) with its versatile and fully comprehensive EPG ONE™ Supply Chain Execution Suite – one of only a very small number of European providers listed in this segment.
From EPG’s perspective, this recognition from Gartner also highlights the increasing global relevance of WMS in promoting faster and more cost-efficient logistics. The Gartner report states: “Despite being a very mature market, WMS offerings continue to differ in areas like usability, adaptability, decision support, scalability both up and down market, and lifecycle costs. Furthermore, customers increasingly favor supply chain suites that can support end-to-end supply chain and logistics process orchestration.”
At an international level, over 1,500 companies from many different industries have benefited from the EPG suite of solutions. “We are very proud to have been acknowledged in the Magic Quadrant as a privately owned group with headquarters in Germany,” says Marco Ehrhardt, President of EPG. “We feel that this recognition underlines our position on the global market while also confirming our status as one of the leading solution providers worldwide with our holistic supply chain approach.”
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As an internationally prestigious research and consulting company, Gartner carefully examines WMS providers on the global market every year and evaluates them independently on the basis of various criteria, including scope of functions, geographic turnover and company size. The quadrant then visualizes how certain providers position themselves within the market. “With regard to the acceptance criteria, we were able to make an impression with our products and product strategy as well as our dedicated customer support on a global level,” explains Dennis Kunz, EPG Marketing Director. “As logistics experts, we have been working successfully with many global customers – including ABInBev, DHL, DPD, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, NGK, Volkswagen and YKK – for several decades. We also operate our own logistics centre, which we use as a proving ground for innovations and technological developments,” adds Kunz.
The MQ endorsement from Gartner will help EPG to continue its strong global expansion. In the USA in particular, EPG is growing faster than in any other region in the world.
The company is developing rapidly across all territories. Projects in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa are being managed from the company’s Dubai location, while EPG recently opened two new sites in Australia and Japan. EPG’s firm commitment to post-Brexit UK is being overseen from its new British headquarters in Derby, while it also has sites in Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Republic and Russia) and western and southern Europe (France, Italy and Spain).
For those who are interested, you can find out more information on the Gartner MQ 2021 for WMS, which includes the option to download the latest report at Download – Ehrhardt + Partner (epg.com)