How to boost your On-Premises Application Platforms (OPAP) Magic Quadrant position

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for OPAP can reap huge rewards for your company

Can you 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?
  • Looking to get listed in your MQ in 2017?

There are many ways we can help you

We are a team of former senior Gartner analysts who’ve written and reviewed hundreds of Magic Quadrants such as the On-Premises Application Platforms 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 OPAP Magic Quadrant.

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Many clients have told us the help preparing their submissions was invaluable

“By working with The Skills Connection we gained an ‘inside view’ of what Industry Analysts are wanting to hear and a deep understanding of how they will interpret the information they receive. This helped us to tailor our messaging to ensure we pushed the right buttons, all backed-up by the necessary evidence to convince the analysts of our capabilities.”

We often hear these frustrations and challenges

How we help?

  • Use our extensive experience as former Gartner analysts to make sure your On-Premises Application Platforms 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.


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Well known companies listed on the OPAP Magic Quadrant (2016) include:

Companies listed in the On-Premises Application Platforms Magic Quadrant include: ActiveState Software, GigaSpaces Technologies, Tibco software, Oracle, Red Hat, IBM, Intersystems, Microsoft, Magic Software Enterprise, Pivotal, microgen, zend, Fujitsu, Progress Software, SAP, pramati technologies, WSO2

Access the Magic Quadrant document

Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms