HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Syclo, a market leader in mobile platform technology and applications, announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" Quadrant of its 2009 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms* report. This recognition caps off a banner 2009 for Syclo -- already with one of the largest enterprise mobile installed bases, the Chicago-based firm grew much faster than the average market pace by adding 72 new customers that included Fortune 500 companies in oil and gas, life sciences and manufacturing as well as major utilities and government agencies. Syclo's success has also been fueled by an aggressive international expansion and strengthening of its partnership with software giant SAP® AG. Earlier in the year, SAP and Syclo signed an agreement centered around co-innovation to deliver mobile extensions of SAP ERP and SAP CRM systems.
A mobile enterprise application platform (or MEAP) is a framework that lets companies effectively develop, test, deploy and manage multiple mobile solutions across their organization. MEAPs address the difficulties of developing mobile software by managing the diversity of devices, networks and user groups at the time of deployment and throughout the mobile solution's lifecycle. In Syclo's experience, this flexibility can produce costs savings of 15-20% compared to using code-centric approaches. Gartner states, "We believe that more than 95% of organizations will be choosing MEAP or packaged mobile application vendors as their primary mobile development platforms through 2012."
"We believe Syclo's market growth in a year when many companies are slashing costs just to stay competitive shows why we're a leader. We have the superior vision to help you strategically address the complexities of today and tomorrow -- as well as the experience for execution excellence," said Richard Padula, President and CEO of Syclo. "To help customers reliably drive efficiency, cut costs and improve productivity, we continue to invest in our core Agentry mobile platform technology and pre-packaged suite of SMART mobile applications. They're faster, smarter, more versatile and easier to deploy and use than other comparative offerings, so we can turn these leading-edge advances into greater ROI for our customer base."
Syclo's strategy is twofold: bring the most innovative technology and products to market and deliver world-class services and support to its customers. Even in a year of global economic downturn, the privately held company continued to bolster its customer support and professional services organizations, and it's pushing the technology envelope with the latest release (5.1) of its Agentry mobile platform. Key among the platform's 5.1 enhancements is new Mobile Device Management (MDM) functionality, which centralizes monitoring, tracking and control over your entire population of devices to help control costs and increase security. Agentry is the first enterprise mobile platform to come embedded with MDM. Agentry 5.1 includes this technology at no extra cost to Syclo customers.
The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate 11 Mobile Enterprise Application Platform vendors were based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Gartner places each of the vendors in one of four "quadrants": Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, William Clark, Michael J. King, 16 December 2009
Since 1995, Syclo has helped over 750 companies streamline workflow and improve productivity with its innovative mobile solutions and first-in-class execution expertise. Syclo delivers quick ROI by offering rapidly deployable mobile software applications built on a 100% configurable mobile Agentry™ platform. Syclo's SMART Mobile Suite includes prepackaged and pre-integrated applications for the fastest path to extend enterprise systems to field workforces. Unlike other mobile solutions, Syclo simplifies enterprise wide deployments with a leading strategic architecture for one or more mobile applications, letting you concentrate on business processes. Syclo also sets the standard for adapting to rapid change. For more information, visit www.syclo.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 16, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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