Editor's Note: Last week, several CAD/CAM, CAE PLM vendors reported that they had been included in Gartner Group's new PLM " Magic Quadrant," as detailed in a recent report issued by the market research firm. Gartner's Magic Quadrants are designed to provide a snapshot of how vendors perform in a particular market segment, and to help clients identify which vendors might best be classified as leaders, visionaries, challengers, or niche players. In an effort to offer readers some additional insight regarding this assessment of the PLM marketplace, we have included a guest commentary below, and have also provided links to relevant articles in our 'Top Stories' section this week.
Gartner analysts Marc Halpern and Kenneth Brant co-authored the report on the PLM Magic Quadrant. To learn more, see "
PLM Market Requires Best-of-Breed and ERP Capabilities."