Authored by Gilbert van der Heiden, Frances Karamouzis, Ruby Jivan and Ian Marriott, the Magic Quadrant compares and evaluates vendor capabilities for providing multi-year SAP Application Management Services among 18 providers across a broad range of SAP Application Management Services and across multiple SAP solutions.
According to Gartner, ‘Leaders’ are performing well today, gaining traction and mindshare in the market; they have a clear vision of market direction, are helping clients beyond product road maps, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
This positioning recognizes Infosys for its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Evaluation criteria for this Magic Quadrant:
• Ability to execute: IT Services providers are evaluated on the quality and efficacy of their processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable IT performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation.
• Completeness of vision: IT Services providers are evaluated on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs, and competitive forces.
Rajesh K. Murthy, Senior Vice President, Global SAP Practice Leader, Infosys:
“We believe being named a leader for SAP Application Management Services by Gartner is a testimony of our world-class service capabilities. We continually innovate our value creation framework, which incorporates a broad range of tools and methodologies to help clients maximize business value. Today we are focused on designing industry solutions to help clients tap the opportunities created by HANA, SAP's in-memory analytics solution, and mobility offerings on SAP.”
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Infosys (infosys.com) is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. These filings are available at sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
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