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Tulip is not an MES.
Last week, Tulip was named a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the second year in a row. We are excited to be recognized as one of the 20 vendors to have been placed in the quadrant. We want to thank our customers who have spoken about their experiences and helped guide us to build our vision.
The reality is that Tulip is not an MES; it is a Frontline Operations Platform solving the most pressing problems in manufacturing, including the ones that we believe MES couldn’t.
In our opinion, Tulip is challenging and redefining the existence of the MES category and that the next generation of MES is No MES.
Gartner's take on the current MES landscape
With this year’s Magic Quadrant, there is a clear shift in the way that Gartner (and the rest of the market) is thinking about MES. According to the report, "the next phase in the evolution of MES will be the convergence of technologies (processes) that support end-to-end supply chain planning and execution functions. These capabilities will increasingly be provided through composable enterprise technology platforms, applications and processes. In recognition of this trend, emphasis has been placed on vendors’ vision and ability to execute recognition of the new paradigm of the composable enterprise."
Tulip is aiming to redefine Manufacturing Execution Solutions
Tulip’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) approach is working for companies implementing next-gen MES solutions and we've heard that it provides tremendously more value than the traditional MES by enabling more use cases, more effectively and with more agility – providing more value and sooner.
With the help of companies like StanleyBlack&Decker, DMG Mori, and others, we are paving the way by understanding first-hand what our customers need and are developing our product and best practices accordingly.
Architecture of the Future: We are delivering the MES architecture innovation critical capabilities key to achieving true composability: a cloud-native platform designed for microservices, no-code/low-code capabilities, and democratized edge connctivity.
Enterprise-Ready: Tulip has established a thorough governance model (approvals/permissions/versions) and best practices that we have developed closely with customers who have successfully implemented citizen development at scale across their organizations.
Flexibility: Our platform is built to connect and adapt to the needs of operational processes and environments. Push and pull data from point and legacy systems, connect with devices and machines and run Tulip across any interface – wearables, tablets, computers, mobile phones, and machines.
We have observed that our customers appreciate Tulip's fast time-to-value and user-centric approach. We believe this is reflected as we have received the highest average rating (4.9 out of 5) for Manufacturing Execution Systems on Gartner® Peer Insights™ based on 27 reviews as of June 3rd, 2022.
We are growing rapidly and delivering on our vision
We believe our employee growth, engineering output, and technology maturity over the last year are a testament to our ability to execute. In 2021 (and so far in 2022), we have:
Released Workspaces becoming the first cloud-based, multi-site platform, plugins to increase extensibility, a new edge device for connecting to networked and stranded machines, several new vision detectors, and a 0-RPO option which is a first for data integrity – all of which is unique to Tulip’s HPA PaaS architecture.
Became ISO 9001:2015 certified and SOC2 compliant.
Grew our partner ecosystem, expanding into new regions.
Automate data collection and improve productivity with Tulip
Speak with a member of our team to see how a system of apps can connect the workers, machines, and devices across your operations.
Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems, Rick Franzosa, Christian Hestermann, 31 May 2022.
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