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IQMS Recognized in Two Gartner Reports: “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems” & “Magic Quadrant for
Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies”

Evaluations for the Gartner reports were based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – November 15, 2018 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that it has been recognized in two Gartner, Inc. reports. The “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems” report1, which was published on November 5, 2018, positions IQMS in the Challengers quadrant. Additionally, the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies” report2, which was published on October 31, 2018, places IQMS in the Niche Players quadrant.

Evaluating MES and ERP Solutions for Today’s Demands

The two recent Gartner reports examine the state of the technology solutions’ maturity and evaluate vendors in the context of their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

According to the “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems” report3, “The MES market originally focused on production operations, data collection, procedural enforcement and manufacturing optimization. It is now a key to digital business for manufacturers.” The report4 also observes that, “MES innovation hasn’t stopped. Leading MES vendors continue to enhance and extend core capabilities, as well as expand the breadth of their application footprints adding MOM capability, as well as additional hosting and licensing options. Enterprise vendors are leveraging their application breadth and platform expertise to make MES part of a digital thread.”

Meanwhile, the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies” report states5, “By 2021, 70% of all new midmarket cloud ERP application projects for product-centric enterprises will be public cloud implementations.” The report6 also notes that, “Surveys conducted by Gartner show that end users value functionality and continuous functional innovation significantly more than technical architecture. However, we do recommend that application leaders include technical architecture as an evaluation criterion, because the various architectural styles have different strengths and weaknesses. These should be evaluated against each organization’s cloud standards.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Gartner in both the ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems’ and ‘Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies’ reports,” said Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO. “We view these reports as testaments to the value we bring in delivering integrated MES and ERP capabilities, both on-premises and in the cloud, which empower our manufacturing customers with the insights and efficiencies they need to compete in the global market.”

IQMS Integrated System for MES and ERP

IQMS software uniquely combines robust MES and ERP functionality into one comprehensive solution in which all data—from systems and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the shop floor to the back office—is managed by the same embedded Oracle database. This enables manufacturers to take a streamlined approach to centralizing activity across the supply chain and ensuring that complete, accurate information is available to all authorized users at all times.

Through IQMS’s Choice is the New Cloud™ program, customers have access to three deployment models designed for the needs of manufacturing firms: Software as a Service, Managed Cloud, and Premise. Additionally, IQMS delivers IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup, which eliminates the need to manually backup data while providing secure offsite storage, and IQMS Web BI, featuring rich, cloud-based business intelligence and visualization functionality from Oracle that helps manufacturers gain greater insights into their data.

1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” by Rick Franzosa, November 5, 2018.

2Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies,” by Mike Guay, John Van Decker, Christian Hestermann, Nigel Montgomery, Duy Nguyen, Denis Torii, Paul Saunders, Paul Schenck, Tim Faith, October 31, 2018.

3Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” November 5, 2018.

4Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” November 5, 2018.

5Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies,” October 31, 2018.

6Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Mid-Size Companies,” October 31, 2018.

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About IQMS

IQMS is a manufacturing software provider that uniquely combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory, and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit

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