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2022 Gartner® Midmarket Context: What mid-size enterprises should look for in a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

According to the 2022 Gartner® Midmarket Context: ‘Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems’, “Midsize enterprises continue to place a premium on ease of use, simplicity, time to value and lower cost of ownership when selecting new or replacement warehouse management systems.”

This isn’t a surprise to Duff Davidson, Made4net CEO, who states, “Today’s midsize enterprises are facing inventory management challenges, labor shortages and budget constraints due to growing operating costs. They need solutions that are easier, faster and less expensive to implement.”

The report suggests, “Key considerations that supply chain technology leaders should weigh up when evaluating and selecting MSE-focused WMS technology and services include:

  • WMS vendors with an explicit and demonstrable focus on MSEs
  • Vendor WMS domain expertise, especially experience and track record in MSEs
  • Deployment model (multicloud preference)
  • Intuitive, easy-to-learn and easy to adapt user experience
  • Simplicity (use, setup and maintenance)
  • TCO
  • Shorter time to value/rapid implementation
  • Implementation tools embedded in the WMS that help streamline implementation
  • Service partner ecosystem
  • Ease of integration with upstream (e.g., ERP) and downstream applications (e.g., TMS)”

Made4net is among 12 Notable Vendors named in 2022 Gartner® Midmarket Context: ‘Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems’, and just one of two vendors recognized across four Gartner Warehouse Management Systems reports: Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Mid-Market Context, APAC Context and Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems.

Made4net’s WarehouseExpert™ WMS’ cloud-based architecture enables customers to pivot quickly, affordably, and seamlessly, with maximum user configurability, and minimal need for professional services aligns which aligns well with the needs of mid-market organizations. Over 600 customers in 30 countries have deployed Made4net solutions to date. The report highlights that, “Apart from the core WMS capabilities, Made4net offers strong implementation tools, prebuilt templates, robust integration capabilities and workflow-based configurations that help MSEs to realize the accelerated time to deploy, as well as introduce more extensibility into the deployments.”

Supply chain technology leaders of midsize enterprises can use the research in the 2022 Gartner® Midmarket Context: ‘Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems’ to better understand the MSE-focused WMS market. If you’d like to learn more, reach out to our team so we can walk you through the report. We also encourage you to download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems and learn more about Made4net’s capabilities, among other provider offerings.

Download the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems


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Gartner, Midmarket Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems’, Rishabh Narang, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, 30 August 2022.