Salient Listed in 2012 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence

Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Market Understanding

HORSEHEADS, NY — FEBRUARY 15, 2012 — Salient Management Company, a performance management firm that develops business intelligence technology to help its clients improve efficiency and profitability, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in its 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms.”

In the Gartner research report, Salient was evaluated based on its “ability to execute” in areas such as product/service; overall viability; sales execution/pricing; market responsiveness; marketing execution; customer experience; and operations. Salient was also positioned based on its market understanding; marketing, sales and product strategies; business model; innovation; vertical/industry strategy; and ability to service locations outside its native country. These criteria were scored either in part or directly from input from the Magic Quadrant customer survey. This report presents a snapshot of how vendors perform in a market segment with the goal of helping end users make better informed decisions about companies they may be looking to partner with, or whose services or products they may want to purchase.

To be included in the Magic Quadrant, vendors must deliver at least nine out of 14 capabilities detailed in Gartner’s Market Definition/Description under the categories of integration, information delivery and analysis. Candidates must also be able to obtain a minimum of 30 customer survey responses that use the vendor platform as their enterprise BI platform. Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant depicts how vendors perform in a specific market segment to help buyers make better decisions about technology they may be considering.

In its 2012 report, Gartner states that the market for BI platforms will remain one of the fastest growing software segments despite sluggish economic growth in some regions. Organizations continue to turn to BI as a vital tool for smarter, more agile and efficient business. According to Gartner’s annual survey of CIO technology priorities, BI and analytics has once again been named the top priority for 2012, a position it has held in three of the last five years. That said, however, slow economic growth, increasingly viable low-cost alternatives and consolidation are expected to keep BI platform growth in the single-digit range in 2012 and beyond. The BI platform market’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2015 is expected to be 8.1%.

The Salient solution allows users to “pull” the information they need as soon as they need it and in the format they require, and lets them continue asking questions and “pulling” answers so that they can achieve peak business performance. “Our system measures the effect of managerial actions on outcomes, and enables managers to convert this knowledge into better decisions,” says Guy Amisano, Salient Chairman. “The result is absolute control over resources, which translates into less waste and better performance. It can transform any enterprise into a factbased, knowledge-driven management environment. We understand economics and we know how business-minded individuals need to relate to business activity in order to measure and improve results.”

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