Gartner, the world-renowned IT analyst, has listed the leading open source platform Pimcore, used and developed by Divante, as "Cool Vendor in Digital Commerce 2018".
The prestigious report from Gartner, a global market research and consulting firm, highlights particularly innovative providers, products or services that meet the needs of today and tomorrow. Not many European companies can call themselves "cool vendors", but Pimcore has made it into this report as one of only five companies in the world.
Pimcore & Divante partnership
Divante and Pimcore have been partners since 2014. The company is responsible for operating the first Polish Pimcore website, which is available to Poles in their native language. As a Core Contributor, Divante provides several dozen Pimcore specialists: developers, designers and PMs. Having such a team allows Divante to introduce Pimcore solutions, for example Pimcore<>Magento Connector, and has a great impact on the Pimcore community.
What makes Pimcore cool?
Pimcore is recognized by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Digital Commerce", especially because it has an open-source ecosystem that can be applied to complex business models - B2C and B2B. The consolidation of eCommerce, content, product information and digital asset management into a single, holistic platform results in measurable competitive advantages for businesses. With the help of Pimcore, an optimal and consistent user experience can be achieved along the entire customer lifetime cycle.
Pimcore’s global success
“We are thrilled to be included in Gartner’s latest Cool Vendors in Digital Commerce report,” says Dietmar Rietsch, CEO of Pimcore. “Gartner is one of the most well-known research institutes in the tech industry. Their analysis and reports provide guidance to companies around the world and help them find the best service providers. Our vision is to create outstanding solutions for solving the complex challenges of digital transformation. We strongly believe in the flexibility and innovative power of open-source ecosystems. That’s the reason why we offer Pimcore open-source and free of charge. Being an official Gartner “Cool Vendor” strongly verifies our strategy and makes us proud.”
“We bet on Pimcore almost 5 years ago and since then our journey has been very exciting for us and very productive for our clients. Pimcore has a great user experience and also great developer experience which is very rare. It makes the digital transformation smooth on every level, like no other product.” says Marcin Dyguda, Pimcore Tribe Master, Divante. “As a Strategic Partner we would love to congratulate the Pimcore team on achieving such an award and we know that it is just the beginning of their great success!”
Pimcore is an austrian software vendor for free and open-source customer experience management, digital asset management, product information management, multi-channel publishing and eCommerce software. In September 2017, the latest version "Pimcore 5", based on the Symfony PHP Framework 3, was released. With over 80,000 installations, the company is one of the largest providers of open source software in this segment.
Divante is a Software House which employs about 150 people. Their core competencies are built around Magento, Pimcore and bespoke software projects (Symfony3, Node.js, Angular, React, Vue.js). Recently, the company has released a PWA storefront for ecommerce - Vue Storefront.
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