RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) for two consecutive years. Additionally, in Gartner's report for Critical Capabilities for Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Schneider Electric achieved the highest product score for the all three use cases: Improving Outage Response, Optimizing Grid Operation, and Managing DER Impacts.
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"We are thrilled by the recognition from a highly reputable organization like Gartner," said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric. "Both the Magic Quadrant and new Critical Capability reports demonstrate the evolution of the ADMS market and point to rising customer expectations for grid reliability and efficiency. We consider our position as a leader as a confirmation of our mission to offer utility customers the tools to manage growing demand and peak loads, integrate more renewable energy into the grid, and improve electricity quality and availability from control center to customer."
Schneider Electric is positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribution Management Systems. This further strengthens the company's differentiation and increases the gap with other vendors. Schneider Electric believes this position is attributed to the company offering the highest number of ADMS functional components and to the company's success in deploying these systems.
Schneider Electric's ADMS assists utilities in the analysis, operation, planning and optimization of power networks. The system simplifies deployments, reduces maintenance, optimizes capital expenditures, and supports improved reliability and resiliency. The system includes advanced analytical functions that help utilities optimize network operations by offering proactive approaches to managing demand, enabling distributed energy resources and improving storm management processes.
The full-length Magic Quadrant report is available at www.gartner.com. A Gartner subscription is required.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribution Management Systems" by Randy Rhodes, Zarko Sumic, March 17, 2015.
 Gartner "Critical Capabilities for Advanced Distribution Management Systems" by Randy Rhodes, Zarko Sumic, March 17, 2015.
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