2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems.
Worldwide software analysts Gartner have named Microlistics WMS in the Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems for the 4th consecutive year. In previous years, Microlistics WMS was included as a notable mention in the report, this year Gartner recognised the company’s world leading software with an inclusion in the Magic Quadrant chart putting the WMS in the top 13 systems worldwide.
Gartner lauded Microlistics’ capabilities in the 3PL & Cold Storage space, with special notation for the 3PL Billing and Business Intelligence & Analytics dashboards recently implemented into customer sites.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant – Warehouse Management Systems
Microlistics, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, is a small vendor that provides a robust WMS suite across a variety of industry sectors.
The vendor is a closely held and profitable private company of over 40 people, and has been in business since 1994. The founders have deep, long-term expertise in providing software and consulting services focused on logistics and warehouse management. Microlistics WMS is built on a strong and flexible technical platform, which has core WMS capabilities and some extended capabilities.
Microlistics is growing and expanding internationally. It is currently one of the emerging WMS offerings focused in Asia and the Middle East, and is especially well-suited for 3PL’s in these regions as well as 3PL and Cold Storage operations.
Recently, Microlistics opened a U.S. office, and has implemented customer sites in the U.S. and Canada.
The vendor did not qualify for the Magic Quadrant based on revenue. However, it did exceed growth criteria with both revenue and customer four-year CAGR of over 30%. Furthermore, it exceeded global sales targets with over 16% of its revenue outside its home geography. The vendor’s WMS is best-suited to Level 3 warehouse operations but can scale up to low Level 4 and down to Level 2.
■ Microlistics is particularly strong in the Asia/Pacific region, especially Australia and New Zealand. However, the vendor is expanding into North America and now has a few customers in this region.
■ The vendor has a strong offering for 3PLs. Its activity-based costing 3PL billing engine is flexible and robust. Also notable are its analytics capabilities.
■ The vendor offers four versions of its WMS: Enterprise, Chilled (Cold Storage), 3PL and Express.
■ Microlistics offers a version of its WMS specifically aimed at cold storage with capabilities not often seen in this strata of WMS. Examples include catch-weight, variable weight and scanweight as well as temperature capture/product segregation and comprehensive batch/lot/serial management functionality.
■ The vendor’s Microlistics WMS Express is a preconfigured version that can be rapidly deployed in as few as 30 days.
In 2017 only 13 vendors were selected in the Magic Quadrant which puts Microlistics WMS in elite company worldwide.