ILS Technology Named Top M2M Application Enablement Platform Vendor, Just Ahead of Axeda, Says ABI Research

  ILS Technology Named Top M2M Application Enablement Platform Vendor, Just
  Ahead of Axeda, Says ABI Research

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 28, 2012

ILS Technology has been ranked as the leading Application Enablement Platform
(AEP) vendor in the latest Competitive Assessment developed by ABI Research.
Axeda Corporation finished second by the slightest of margins demonstrating
that the two companies are clear bellwethers in this rapidly emerging
marketplace.

Founded in the same year (2000), ILS Technology and Axeda both boast an
impressively long list of customers located throughout the world. The latter,
however, was adjudged to have the edge in terms of market share having
generated revenues in excess of $20 million in 2011. Market share is a key
component of the Competitive Assessment analysis, carrying a 25% weighting of
the six criteria that make up the broader implementation category against
which companies are scrutinized. This and the fact that Axeda has a re-seller
agreement with AT&T were fundamental to the company’s near perfect
implementation score of 90.

Despite this, ILS made significant ground in the innovation category of the
assessment with an industry leading score of 81 that was just enough to secure
it top spot overall. Report author, Craig Foster, cited the ability of its
platform to integrate into existing ERP/CRM systems as crucial to its success.
“The deviceWISE module can interface directly to a number of industry leading
databases such as SAP, Salesforce, and Oracle. ERP/CRM integration is
increasingly important as leveraging information from connected devices allows
companies to optimize critical business processes and become much more
efficient.”

Foster also pinpointed ThingWorx as being a company to watch in the future.
”As the AEP market grows, differentiation becomes imperative. ThingWorx has
developed innovative tools such as the Mashup Builder and SQUEAL that could
make it stand out to prospective customers.”

This Competitive Assessment provides a rating of the leading M2M AEP vendors.
A total of 8 companies were scrutinized against several criteria under the
categories of implementation and innovation in addition to a market share
analysis for the same 8 companies. The product forms part of ABI Research’s
M2M Service Delivery Platforms
(http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/m2m-service-delivery-platforms/)
Research Service.

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