VORTAL, the leading international e-sourcing and e-procurement provider, has once again been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. VORTAL believes this reflects its continuing growth and success within this highly competitive market sector. The objective of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites 2015 is to evaluate vendors that have achieved a critical mass in the global strategic sourcing suite market.

VORTAL has strategically positioned itself to support public procurement reform across the European Union, as the new deadlines for mandatory electronic tendering (Public eSourcing) approaches. During 2014, it opened new offices in Germany, complementing those in Portugal, Spain, the UK, Czech Republic and Colombia, as well as entering into strategic partnerships.

Commenting on VORTAL’s second consecutive inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites report, Executive VP Miguel Sobral said: “We feel once again receiving a place in the report highlights VORTAL’s ability to meet both the needs of small or midsize government agencies, as well as larger, multiagency contracts. This is very much in line with the reports’ shift for 2015 onto larger global players as opposed to smaller regional suppliers. Our contract wins in Colombia and the Dominican Republic reflect our growing international presence. We firmly believe that this approach, together with the track record of our solutions, is a key factor in our recognition by Gartner. VORTAL is widely acclaimed for its robust intra-suite integration and navigation, intuitive operation and ease to use across all the VORTAL solutions, plus our comprehensive authentication and data security capabilities. This is an important citation for us, and believe it reinforces our positioning.”

The Gartner report underwent a major repositioning for 2015, transitioning the focus to larger global vendors with a resultant reduction from 29 organizations in 2013 to just 14 in this year’s publication. In refocusing the report’s content for 2015, Gartner explained “this change reflects the gradual shift in user preference away from working with local vendors, to contracting with larger, global brands”.