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GE Digital Recognized as a Leader for Second Consecutive Year in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • GE Digital positioned as a Leader based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
  • GE Digital’s Proficy Smart Factory MES used by thousands of process, discrete and mixed manufacturers worldwide
  • Proficy software provides seamless MES across diverse environments, cloud-native deployment, enterprise system management with zero-downtime upgrades, IoT optimization capabilities, and composable low-code / no-code configuration

SAN RAMON, Calif. – APRIL 27, 2023 --  GE Digital, an integral part of GE Vernova’s portfolio of energy businesses and a leading and innovative provider of solutions in the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) market, today announced that it has been positioned for a second consecutive year by Gartner® as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for its Proficy® Smart Factory (MES) software solution.1 The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

Magic Quadrant reports are a culmination of rigorous, fact-based research in specific markets, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct. Providers are positioned into four quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players. The research enables you to get the most from market analysis in alignment with your unique business and technology needs.

“MES solutions are a foundational building block of digital manufacturing,” said Rick Franzosa and Christian Hestermann, authors of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems. “Smart manufacturing initiatives are changing the focus of manufacturers from internally focused, plant-specific functionality to more end-to-end solutions, changing MES from plant monitoring to a key data and intelligence source for the enterprise and supply chain.”

Proficy Smart Factory optimizes process, discrete and mixed manufacturing and is used at thousands of diverse manufacturing sites around the world, including top food and beverage, non-food consumer packaged goods, automotive, pharmaceutical, aerospace, chemicals, heavy equipment, and other manufacturers. GE Digital’s product portfolio strategy takes advantage of cloud-native deployment, enterprise system management with zero-downtime upgrades, IoT optimization capabilities, composable low-code / no-code development, and common configuration hub.

“GE Digital is honored to be named a Leader for the second consecutive year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES,” said Richard Kenedi, General Manager for GE Digital’s Manufacturing and Digital Plant business. “We believe this recognition confirms our ability to co-innovate with customers and deliver outcomes such as improved efficiency, higher quality, and reduced waste for sustainability – regardless of the manufacturer’s industry, size of their in-house staff, budget, or starting level of digital transformation maturity.”

Click on this link for more information about GE Digital’s solutions for the Manufacturing industry.


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1 Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, Christian Hestermann, 26 April 2023.


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