April 28, 2015

April 2015 Granta was pleased to be evaluated as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2015”, which has been published this month.

Granta is the leader in materials information technology, providing software tools that help engineering enterprises to make the best possible use of engineering materials—ensuring better product performance while reducing risk, cost, and environmental impact. Granta does this by: helping these business to manage the complex data that they generate about materials such as metals, plastics, and composites; by providing easy access to an unrivalled library of reference data about these materials; and through tools that apply this data to make optimal decisions in product development and design.

The Gartner report explains that materials information technology “is important, because manufacturers historically struggle with finding reliable information about material properties efficiently. Also, given the broad range of materials to choose from, designers, engineers, environmental scientists, manufacturing specialists, product cost estimators and other roles within enterprises need reliable materials data to build confidence that products are structurally sound, energy-efficient, maintainable, serviceable, environmentally compliant and compliant with other government regulations, such as those related to conflict minerals.”

Dr Patrick Coulter, Chief Operating Officer at Granta, comments “We’re delighted to have been identified in this way by one of the leading names in the analysis of technology businesses. We continue to invest in maintaining our leadership in the field of materials information technology, working closely with our customers to help them create better, greener, safer products.”

Granta customers include leaders in aerospace, automotive, and general manufacturing: Airbus Helicopters, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, NASA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Rolls-Royce Aerospace.

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) describes itself as the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, delivering technology-related insight to thousands of enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 6,600 associates, including more than 1,500 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.

The full report is available to Gartner subscribers.

Reference: Gartner, Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2015, Marc Halpern, Janet Suleski, Rick Franzosa, 08 April 2015.

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