Savigent Software, Inc. Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Savigent Software, Inc., the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, announced today that it has been included in the list of Cool Vendors in the “Cool Vendors in Manufacturing Operations, 2011” report by Gartner, Inc. The report is authored by Gartner Analysts Simon F. Jacobson and Leif Eriksen.

“We’re delighted to have been selected as one of five companies profiled in the Manufacturing Operations Cool Vendors report by Gartner,” said David P. Wicker, Savigent Software CEO. “We consider this recognition by Gartner to be further confirmation that we are remaining innovative and forward-thinking on behalf of our customers. Our focus remains on providing our customers with the software and services they need to produce their products more efficiently, effectively and economically.”

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers innovative, impactful and intriguing technologies or solutions. They are companies whose products enable users to do things they couldn’t do before, have real business impact – as opposed to simply offering technology for the sake of technology – and have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in the past six months.

Wicker continued, “For us, being named to Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendor’ report also further confirms the tremendous traction that our Catalyst™ suite of products has realized in the marketplace. It is a further demonstration of our commitment to providing world-class software products that deliver significant return on investment to our customers,” he said.  Savigent’s Catalyst™ suite of products provides customers with a comprehensive manufacturing operations management platform. Featuring open connectivity, Catalyst™ is highly configurable and is built on a common, distributable event-driven platform.

Founded in 1994, Savigent Software has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Catalyst™ suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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