Comarch, a global provider of comprehensive IT solutions, has been positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, based on the evaluation of its completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Content is always connected with business. With business needs and processes. Every company is interested in the efficient exchange of information with its business partners throughout the supply chain, as well as effective and integrated management of information and business processes within the company. An enormous growth in the amount of data and business documents is one of the biggest challenge they face in these areas. Lost documents, incorrect data or lack thereof, non-compliance with other commercial documents or with the applicable regulations are just some of the problems of finance departments.
Therefore, many companies are searching for solutions with a comprehensive approach to data exchange and document management, which allows to optimize supply chain processes, improve B2B communication, reduce costs, improve data quality and increase level of control over business processes. And all this must be done in accordance with applicable regulations.
In 2016, Gartner introduced Content Services Platforms (CSP) as an evolution of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Reinventing ECM was a response to market demands and organizations’s need for content in digital business.
Gartner explains: “Content services platforms are the next stage of enterprise content management, representing a shift from self-contained systems and repositories to open services.”
Being positioned by Gartner in Magic Quadrant, among TOP 20 global ECM/CSP providers, is a great success. We achieved this thanks to implementations for global clients such as Technicolor, BIC, SAS, Valeant and BP, and a wide range of solutions specific for various industries - says Adam Beldzik, Comarch Business Unit E-INVOICING Director.
Content services platforms are designed not only to manage documents, but also to provide competitive advantages and optimize multiple processes in dynamically changing organizational environments. Our offer is a response to customers’ needs for cloud services to collect, exchange and process documents, both internally as well as with their suppliers and customers. And it allows us to deliver a true end to end solution, adds Adam Beldzik.
How Magic Quadrant works?
The Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms evaluates vendors and their ability to deliver content services for digital businesses and support for existing and emerging content use cases.
In the report, Comarch is named as a vendor of an enterprise content services solution that addresses full content management needs, including document capture, OCR, workflow, records, lifecycle and archiving, and offers a broad range of content-related capabilities and packaged solutions for specific verticals (e.g. healthcare, retail, manufacturing and banking).
“For nearly 20 years I’ve been responsible for implementations and development of ECM solutions. From the beginning, I have seen exponential year on year growth of data produced by organizations, and these data must be better handled, organized and understood at the system level in order to drive customer-focused company development. Therefore, all RnD activities planned and executed by my team are oriented towards improvements in the key areas of enterprise level knowledge sharing, transactional content management, compliance, and integration capabilities. Being positioned by Gartner MQ, especially with Enterprise Content Management being redefined as Content Services Platforms, confirms that the strategy was right. It also provides solid foundations to further develop and strengthen our solution's market position, especially now that we have the tools and knowledge required to start applying Machine Learning in real CSP use cases, achieving human-like system understanding for stored data and documents”, says Artur Baran, Comarch E-INVOICING RnD Director.
Comarch, in response to market demands and customers’ needs, has been adjusting its offers continuously, moving to data exchange and document management as content services for digital business. Gartner predicts that, by 2020, about 20% of vendors will transform their ECM offers into content services platforms.
About Magic Quadrant
Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms” by Karen A. Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, Joe Mariano and Gavin Tay, was published on October 5th, 2017.
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Founded in 1993, Comarch has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and integrating IT solutions for enterprises in a variety of industries, including retail, consumer goods, DIY, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas.
Solutions for data exchange and document management are dedicated to master data management, e-procurement, e-invoicing and AP/AR processes. Comarch is a true end to end procure to pay solution provider. Moreover, the offer comprises a B2B network that guarantees secure and reliable data transmission with more than 100,000 entities worldwide in a short time. Comarch is cooperating with leading companies such as Metro Systems, Carrefour, Leroy Merlin, BP, BIC, Unilever, Rossmann, Valeant, Valeo, and Technicolor.
With thousands of successfully completed projects, 15 data center locations and more than 80 offices in 30-plus countries, Comarch has the support and infrastructure necessary for high-volume rollouts.