Acquia Positioned as “Visionary” in Both the Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management and the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

Acquia Positioned as “Visionary” in Both the Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management and the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

October 12th, 2012

BURLINGTON, MA – OCTOBER 3, 2012 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the “Visionaries” quadrant of both the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” and the “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.” Gartner evaluates vendors based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute.

According to Gartner, Visionaries in the Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management are “forward-thinking and technically focused.” Similarly, Visionaries in the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace have to “demonstrate a strong understanding of current and future market trends, such as the importance of a flexible and transparent collaboration environment, as well as the value of mutual reinforcement of tools that encourage user contributions and tools that encourage bottom-up group and structure formation.”

“Acquia is uniquely positioned as a Visionary in both the Web Content Management and the Social Software for the Workplace Magic Quadrants,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. "The next generation of web experience management platforms delivers both content and social capabilities natively, enabling digital marketers to create compelling web and mobile experiences that engage visitors and drive business results. Acquia has established itself as a leader in this converging market by helping organizations achieve their digital marketing objectives and taking advantage of the community-driven innovation of the open source Drupal platform."

Drupal is the open source content management system that has dramatically changed the pace of innovation and economics of web development by allowing enterprises to assemble sites that integrate content, community and commerce all together. It has attracted a huge community of nearly 800,000 individuals in 228 countries, and today is the platform for more than 1.5 million web sites worldwide. Acquia is a commercial open source software company accelerating Drupal usage by contributing to the advancement of the core technology and offering products, services and technical support to simplify the deployment and management of Drupal web and mobile experiences.