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Mendix listed as a Cool Vendor in Gartner report

on April 8, 2009

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We are proud! Mendix has just been listed “Cool Vendor” by industry research firm Gartner in the category “Cool Vendors in Application Development, New Tools, 2009″ published on March 30th. We see this as Gartner´s recognition of our vision, innovations and success as a team!

Gartner defines a “Cool Vendor” as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:

  1. Innovative: enable users to do things they couldn’t do before;
  2. Impactful: have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology);
  3. Intriguing: have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity within approximately the past six months.

The report notes that, “As development projects and processes deal with complex business problems and large quantities of information, the translation of the business need into a tangible design addresses a major source of project failure and are at the root of many development project horror stories.”

According to Gartner, “Development managers and business analysts should develop new methods for successfully deploying applications built with newer, more-complex tools and processes”.

In the report, Gartner selected vendors that have “cool” approaches to application development, and, specifically, the management, specification and quality delivery of complex development projects.

Note: We can’t publish the entire report here, but go the Gartner website to find it (search for ‘mendix’). Analysis was done by research director David Norton.

Disclaimer about Gartner’s Cool Vendor Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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Derek Roos

About Derek Roos

As chief executive officer, Derek leads a pioneering team of software industry experts with the mission to bridge the gap between business and IT, making business application development dramatically easier, faster and collaborative. As a result, the company is achieving tremendous global growth and disrupting the way many of the world’s leading companies are innovating and differentiating. Derek earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He is a highly sought speaker at IT conferences and is guest lecturer at several universities. Derek has received the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award. Keep in touch at @MendixCEO.