News: Adobe, Acquia and Episerver Lead Forrester’s New WCM Report

February 2, 2017 Natalie Williams

CMS Wire recently published an article discussing the results of Forrester’s newly released WCM Wave report. Forrester’s report ranks AdobeAcquia and Episerver as the leading web content management (WCM) platforms. Acquia and Episerver join perpetual leader, Adobe, at the top of the list for the first time.

The classification under the “leaders” category is the “strong performers” group. The companies that achieved this ranking are: Sitecore, Hippo and SDL. Sitecore slipped from last year’s leaderboard and Hippo made its first appearance on the Wave Report.

There were 15 WCM platforms analyzed by Forrester, based on 25 criteria, including:

  • The content structure and metadata, experience management features, technical product architecture and packaged extensions.

  • Preference for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments.

  • The platform has enterprise customers and local operations in two or more major global regions for at least the past year.

  • The current Forbes 1000 names the platform as a customer-facing or partner-facing web platform.

  • Platform has regional or global users that have supported enterprise-level deployments in the past year.

The contributors for the Forrester Wave are: Forrester analyst Mark Grannan (lead author), Stephen Powers, Danielle Geoffroy, Ted Schadler, Martin Gill, Allison Cazalet and Peggy Dostie.

To read more, please see: Adobe, Acquia, Episerver Lead New Forrester WCM Wave.

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About the Author

Natalie Williams

Natalie was born and raised in Montana where she graduated from The University of Montana with a degree in Business Administration. Her international experience includes two summer programs, one at The European Business School in Germany and the other at The University of Brescia in Italy. She studied a variety of global business subjects including international business, trade, culture and language. Key projects for her undergrad studies included meeting with executives from large corporations such as Lufthansa, Opel and The European Central Bank as well as working with the design team on the marketing plan for the 2015 World Fair in Milan, Italy. She has a range of global event management experience including organization of the Annual Mansfield Conference on the Middle East and the China Town Hall meeting series. Her hobbies include beading, yoga, cooking, reading, being outdoors and traveling.

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