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Episerver Positioned as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute, Completeness of Vision

Episerver™, a leading provider of digital marketing and digital commerce solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant in the 2015 report entitled, “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.”1 The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate companies selected for the Magic Quadrant evaluation included the ability to execute and completeness of vision.

The research by Gartner cites that, “digital business requires organizations to improve customer, employee, and partner engagement and satisfaction in the midst of an explosion of information, devices, and apps. Portal offerings must step up to escalating demands.”

Episerver’s portal offering is part of its Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ solution which combines content, commerce and multi-channel marketing in a single platform to help businesses provide standout digital experiences.

“Episerver is fully focused on helping organizations with their digital transformation initiatives, and our approach to portal solutions is to provide an empowering business-to-business (B2B), and business-to-employee (B2E) platform that inspires people to engage, collaborate and access relevant information quickly,” said James Norwood, Executive Vice President of Strategy and CMO of Episerver. “We believe that recognition by Gartner as a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals is in-line with our continued efforts to challenge the status quo by delivering advanced web content management, digital marketing, digital commerce, and extensive connectivity, all on a single platform in the Cloud.”

[1] Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” by Jim Murphy,, September 15, 2015.


About the Magic Quadrant
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About Episerver 

Episerver connects digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers, with measurable business results. The Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ combines content, commerce, multi-channel marketing, and predictive analytics in a single platform to work full-circle for businesses online – from intelligent real-time personalization and lead-generation through to conversion and repeat business – with unprecedented ease-of-use. Sitting at the center of the digital experience ecosystem, Episerver empowers digital leaders to embrace disruptive, transformational strategies to deliver standout experiences for their customers – everywhere they engage. Founded in 1994, Episerver has offices in Australia, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UAE, UK and the USA. For more information visit

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About Optimizely (Episerver)

At Optimizely (Episerver), we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler. Optimizely’s 900+ partners and 1100+ employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 9,000 brands, including Toyota, Santander, eBay, KLM and Mazda, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. Learn more at

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