GE Digital Recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Digital, a leading and innovative solutions provider in the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner® as a Leader in the Manufacturing Execution Systems Magic Quadrant for Competence® Smart Factory (MES) software solution.1 The assessment was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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GE Digital also ranked among the top two out of 19 vendors recognized in the Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report in all four use cases measured by Gartner: 4.06 out of 5.00 in continuous-process manufacturing, 3 .98 out of 5.00 in complex discrete manufacturing, 4.00 out of 5.00 in repetitive batch/flow manufacturing and 4.08 out of 5.00 in highly regulated industries.

“Smart manufacturing initiatives are changing the focus of manufacturers from in-house, factory-specific functionality to more comprehensive solutions, moving MES from factory monitoring to a source of data and key business and supply chain intelligence,” said Rick Franzosa. and Christian Hestermann, authors of Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems.

GE Digital offers process, discrete and mixed-process manufacturing capabilities from a single application. GE Digital’s product portfolio strategy leverages cloud-native deployment, enterprise systems management with non-downtime upgrades, new microservices technologies to merge MES and IIoT capabilities, as well as that a low-code/no-code application development environment and a common configuration hub within the competence of the company® Operations center software.

“It’s a great honor to be named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MES,” said Richard Kenedi, general manager of GE Digital’s manufacturing and digital factory businesses. “We believe this significant recognition validates our ability to deliver critical outcomes such as improved efficiency, higher quality and reduced waste to manufacturers worldwide, regardless of industry, workforce size internal, their budget or the starting level of their digital transformation maturity.

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1 Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, Christian Hestermann, May 31, 2022.

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems, by Rick Franzosa, Christian HestermanMay 31, 2022

About GE Digital

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