Elipse Software is one of the five Brazilian companies included in the Cool Vendors in Brazil report, published by Gartner in April 2014. Every year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas in the Brazilian market, and then publishes a series of research reports highlighting the products and services that make these vendors noteworthy. This year, it was Elipse’s turn to join this selected group, a development which made the company’s business director, Marcelo Salvador, very proud.
“For us, being a part of this important report is the recognition of a winning strategy, based on vertical markets, product integration, and the use of emerging technologies and concepts, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and mobile technologies”, he said.
With a 28-year experience in the automation market, Elipse Software is one of the few companies that can develop integrated solutions for supervisory control and data acquisition alongside real-time information management, related to several different processes (chemical, industrial, steel, smart grids, etc.). Recently, the company has also launched a platform focused on mobile devices, through which it is possible to monitor and interact with these same processes via a smartphone or tablet.
With five offices in Brazil (in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, and Rio de Janeiro), the Elipse solutions are used by numerous companies to help control their operations, such as Samarco, Elektro, Brookfield Energy, and CPFL . To serve the foreign market, the company also has an office based in Taiwan, and distributors in countries like the USA, Germany, India, Russia, Sweden, Argentina, and Chile.
Featuring thousands of installed copies worldwide, Elipse Software offers open, flexible and cost-effective platforms for real-time monitoring and management, combining analysis and mobile capacity while allowing customers to leverage their existing hardware and software assets. All these factors helped make Elipse one of the five “Cool Vendors” in Brazil in 2014.
How to be a Gartner Cool Vendor?
The Gartner Cool Vendors list doesn’t aim at listing a slew of vendors, but rather at highlighting only the companies able to offer innovative, interesting products and services .To be selected as a Cool Vendor, Elipse Software had to undergo a detailed assessment focused on the following three points:
1) Innovation: providing innovative technologies that enable their users to perform tasks that were previously impossible to be performed;
2) Impact: developing solutions whose sales can impact positively in their business;
3) Interest: attracting Gartner’s attention and curiosity over the last semester.
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