Update: 06/10/2022


Today, the vendors for the warehouse management systems are posing challenges for established heads in the developed market by aiming at key outcomes like automation support, cloud services, ownership, and automation support.

This high-level personnel is better to deep dive into the context of the warehouse management system market to take proper actions.

Gartner has launched research namely Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to give a better understanding of WMS vendors today. Check out the content below to learn more.

What is a Warehouse Management System?

As you might know, a warehouse management system or WMS is a software developed to help manage and execute warehouse and distribution center management in a smart way.

There are some key functionalities that every WMS is equipped with, like receiving, stock location, put-away, task interleaving, order allocation/picking, packing, and shipping, to name a few.

These features are integrated into a mobile app, paired with bar code and maybe Radio-frequency identification - RFID technology to build the foundation in transactions for the WMS. Accordingly, directed operations and information sharing could be conducted in real-time and in a more precise way.

Top Prestigious Names in WMS

The ongoing higher-and-higher demand for warehouse management systems drives the SaaS providers to develop a tech-back solution to help manage the operations of the warehouse optimally and cost-efficiently.

Most WMS offerings continuously differ in the aspects like scalability, usability, decision support, and adaptability.

Gartner has released research in the magic quadrant for WMS as stated below:

This prestigious research name indicates some top names in providing warehouse management systems.

                                                               (Credit: Gartner research)

1. Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is considered the pioneer in the wms software. It is reported to have gained about $160 million last year. This giant provides a range of SCM solution suites, including wms, supply chain planning, retail planning, and merchandising.

So far this company has had 973 customers in WMS who span 19 vertical industries focusing on 3PL, consumer products, and food and beverage, to name a few. It is said that Blue Yonder aims to primarily focus on the higher end of the WMS market.

2. EPG

EPG is a prestigious name from Germany – a logistics/WMS provider. This business offers its own solution namely Lydia Voice which is independent of its WMS. Regarding the WMS, it has 780 customers from various countries.

This company stands out with the competitive TCO and pricing, greatly taking the likes of other vendors of WMS. That said, during the history of building and development, EPG re-architected its own solution in the year 2018.

At that time, the majority of customers remain on the legacy WMS variants, making its upgrade path much more complicated.

3. Generix Group

Genetrix Group provides two WMSs, along with other solutions like logistics orders and replenishment tracking, transportation & yard management.

The main revenue of this group comes from WMS, accounting for merely 53%. Currently, it has 411 customers in WMS almost based in the EU. 79% of the company’s WMS revenue comes from retail & 3PL and consumer products manufacturing.

Other names that can be mentioned include:

  • Infor
  • Kober
  • Made4net
  • Manhattan Associates
  • Mantis
  • Mecalux
  • Oracle
  • Reply
  • SAP
  • Softeon
  • SSI SCHAEFER IT Solutions
  • Synergy Logistics
  • Tecsys
  • Vinculum

Wrapping Up

That’s all about top names in Warehouse Management Systems. In a nutshell, Blue Yonder tops the list thanks to its enhancement in digital and cloud-based solutions, helping businesses a lot in their warehouse management.

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