CMS Watch : SaaS vendors not included in Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant

CMS Watch raises the flag on Gartner’s latest ECM MQ report: SaaS vendors are not included.

They mean ‘pure play’ SaaS vendors I assume and we could argue wether or not there are fully SaaS based ECM solutions out there in which enterprises store all their data externally in the cloud ? Nevertheless it would be good if Gartner would make a statement about in/exclusion of these vendors.

SaaS: New Gartner Report Magic or Illusion?

The folks at Gartner have come up with another iteration of their “Magic” Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors with what appears to be a very short-sighted perspective — an intentional exclusion of Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors as part of the market for content management software.

This naturally begs the question, why not include them? A big part of an analyst firm’s focus should be on what’s coming, as opposed to what has already happened. …