Sierra Wireless, ILS Technology and ThingWorx also companies to watch.
Axeda is ranked as the leading machine-to-machine (M2M) Application Development Platform (ADP) vendor in a new Competitive Assessment released by Strategy Analytics, “M2M Application Development Platforms (ADP): Competitive Vendor Assessment.” Its highly scalable, flexible and rich application development platform as well as its extensive ecosystem of partners and numerous cross-industry deployments in multiple markets, underpinned by consultancy and integration services make the company the leading provider in the industry.
A key component of any M2M deployment concerns the development of applications. From monitoring patients to geo-fencing construction equipment assets, application development is a critical software element that brings an M2M project to life.
ADPs are dedicated application frameworks that allow for the development of custom or turnkey applications in an M2M deployment to improve uptime, reduce service costs, shorten development time and provide a basis for new service enablement. The Strategy Analytics assessment addresses companies for whom M2M application development is core to their business and who can enable and deliver turnkey or custom end-to-end M2M applications to customers.
According to report author Andrew Brown , Executive Director of Enterprise and M2M research at Strategy Analytics:
“Axeda and Sierra Wireless have well-developed and established ADP offerings. ThingWorx and ILS Technology are also having success as well. With ILS Technology’s ability to facilitate otherwise complex integration with IT systems and ThingWorx’s “drag and drop” codeless Mashup Builder allowing developers and business users to create applications, real-time dashboards, collaborative workspaces, and mobile interfaces, both companies are displaying real innovation that will translate into increased success in the future.”
David Kerr , VP Wireless at Strategy Analytics, said:
“The M2M ADP environment is highly fluid. Module suppliers that have built their own cloud platforms, service providers that have opened APIs for use of M2M applications on their connectivity platforms, and management consultancy, system integration, IT services and solutions companies that are familiar with the business of managing and deploying complex IT services, will be significant players in the M2M applications market going forward.”