Achieving your Best Possible Assessment in the Gartner Horizontal Portals* (HP) Magic Quadrant (MQ)

Getting recognized in the Horizontal Portals Gartner Magic Quadrant can reap huge rewards for your business and help increase your sales pipeline. But it isn’t easy.

If you can answer yes to any of these questions:

  • Are your competitors getting better results — even when their product is inferior?
  • Are you struggling to ‘move the dot’ in your MQ?
  • Do your references seem to say something different when they talk to you and the analysts?
  • Do you want your business or company listed in the next version of this MQ?

We can help you, this is what we specialize in

We are a team of former senior Gartner analysts who’ve written and reviewed hundreds of Magic Quadrants such as the Horizontal Portals MQ. We have an in-depth understanding of the factors for Magic Quadrant success and are uniquely placed to give tangible advice that will add value when responding to the HP Magic Quadrant.

Our clients tell us that we really help them in this area.
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“The Skills Connection provides very constructive feedback and have the capacity to help craft a storyline and bring out the essential elements. Overall, a good structured approach.”

We often hear these challenges and understand that it can be really frustrating

How we help?

  • Use our extensive experience as former Gartner analysts to make sure your Horizontal Portals Magic Quadrant responses are the best they can possibly be to ensure success. See: Move the dot in the right direction.
  • Deliver the best possible submission, by delivering a best-practice-driven survey response, a best ever briefing by delivering a differentiated essential story, backed up by evidence, great references and, as appropriate, a memorable focused demo.
  • Make sure your references actually improve the result.
  • Get the analyst to see your company/product/service as it is today and not as it was in the past. More: How to improve analyst engagement.
  • Clarify and articulate your company’s vision in a way that aligns to the way in which vision is measured by Gartner.
  • Get your company into the Magic Quadrant for the first time.

See what some of the companies listed on the latest version of the HP MQ are saying about it:

Companies listed in the Horizontal Portals Magic Quadrant include: Adobe, Backbase, Drupal, Episerver, Hippo, Jahia, Kentico Software, IBM, Liferay, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, Sitecore, Squiz.

Access the Magic Quadrant document

Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

*From 2018 Gartner will be reviewing these solutions under the new Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) Magic Quadrant as it is felt to better reflect recent market trends.  If you would like to see the latest information on the Digital Experience Platform evaluation and a copy of the relevant Magic Quadrant please click here:

Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms