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Gartner Positions Sungard Availability Services as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) Software, Worldwide

15th July 2016

Wayne, Pa. – July 14, 2016Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide”1 for the second time in a row. Sungard AS was positioned the highest for its “ability to execute.”

Gartner evaluated 14 business continuity management planning (BCMP) software providers for this year’s Magic Quadrant, assessing their ability to execute – to provide a BCMP offering that meets customer requirements with a high level of service and customer support – and their completeness of vision, based not just on the provider’s assessment of the current market but also on its anticipation of expected market and technology changes.

“Faced with ransomware, data breaches, and other cybersecurity threats, organizations must stand ready to respond in real time to mitigate any financial or reputational repercussions. BCMP software holds the tools needed to respond and recover, from business impact analysis results to crisis and incident management. For the second time in a row, Gartner has positioned Sungard AS as a Leader in this space, and placed it highest for execution. Our AssuranceCM business continuity software is Facebook-easy, bringing more employees into the process. That’s one reason why more than 600 enterprises have chosen AssuranceCM, and why, when managing the risks of cyber threats and other business disruptions, they’ll be prepared to act immediately.”

— Louis Grosskopf, general manager, business continuity software, Sungard AS

With more than 35 years delivering recovery solutions that apply to all facets of customers’ production environments, Sungard AS understands that IT must deliver business results and that the focus on business continuity must shift from plans to outcomes. Sungard AS works hand-in-hand with customers to drive higher levels of engagement in the planning process, leaving businesses confident in their preparations, and ready to act should disaster strike.

To view a copy of the July 2016 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide visit Who’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software?

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide” by Roberta Witty, John Morency, July 11, 2016.