By Alyssa Dalton
May 5, 2014 – The Gartner Magic Quadrant—a source for competitive comparisons in the information technology industry—has named Schneider Electric a leader for Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS).
This report, which marks the first Magic Quadrant for ADMS, reflects the maturity of the industry and stability of the market, said the company.
“The new Magic Quadrant demonstrates the evolution of the ADMS market and points to rising consumer expectations for grid reliability,” said Frédéric Abbal, executive vice president of Schneider’s Energy Business division. “We consider our position as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant as confirmation of our mission to enable customers to unlock the power of technology to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green while improving business performance. We continue to innovate and offer new capabilities that support critical business processes for utilities during normal and storm operations.”
The report positions Schneider as the furthest for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Schneider’s ADMS assists utilities in the analysis, operation, planning and optimization of power distribution systems. It includes analytical functions that claim to help utilities optimize network operations by offering proactive approaches to managing demand, enabling distributed energy resources and improving storm management processes.