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Ventana Research Begins 2012 Value Index for Product Information Management

This 2012 Value Index will provide guidance that can enable organizations to ascertain the value of applications for addressing product information management. Using the Value Index, businesses and specific commerce, marketing, product, manufacturing and supply chain organizations will be able to evaluate vendors and their products and make choices based on an understanding of how well existing and new applications and technology best satisfy their needs.

"The Value Index for Product Information Management is beneficial to those organizations looking to build world class product information management processes and are focused on the best possible efficiency and profitability from its products and services," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Ventana Research. "Unfortunately the lack of real world analysis and research on vendors and products has left most organizations without the tools to assess existing applications and evaluate new ones for improvement."

The Ventana Research Value Index is an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. Built on a foundation of 10 years of business and technology research, this unbiased, fact-based index is the first such industry undertaking to assess the value of software designed specifically for the business process or function on which it focuses.

The 2012 Value Index for Product Information Management will assess the following technology vendors: Agility, Enterworks, Heiler, Hybris, IBM, Oracle, Riversand, SAP and Stibo Systems. Other vendors that believe they qualify to be included in this Value Index should contact

To learn more about Ventana Research’s Value Index research and how to use them in your organization to reduce costs, save time and mitigate risk of not getting the most value from technology investments, please visit: If you would like to see the results from the 2011 Value Index for Product Information Management is located at

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research’s insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels ncluding Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations’ use of information and technology through value index and benchmark research through Ventana Research education and advisory services, visit

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