Ventana Research Value Index


New Research-Based Index with Authoritative Metrics To Guide Technology Buyers and Suppliers 
The Value Index is the result of more than a decade of analysis of technology suppliers and their products and how well they satisfy specific business and IT needs. The methodology used to produce the Value Index evaluates in detail aspects of product functionality and suitability-to-task as well as the effectiveness of vendor support for the buying process and customer assurance. The Index represents the value a vendor's offers and relevant aspects of its products and services, using both a clear and accessible graphical and analytical representation in thermometer form and a precise numerical index.

Those earning the highest Hot Vendor classification are those that Ventana Research certifies best represent the highest buyer value based on a thorough evaluation and audit of vendor and products - that is, based on research and verifiable facts. The Value Index is not just a selection of "cool" products, and rather than merely representing a vendor on a four-quadrant chart, the Index provides a specific thermometer reading with a series of component metrics for a technology buyer to consider.

While there are hundreds of vendor and product reports that proclaim to have the details, we have found little to no substantive methodology or proper representation of evaluating their thorough value as a vendor and technology for the specific business and IT need. In light of the fact that the majority of these reports are sponsored by vendors or have been significantly influenced by the technology supplier and thus this research should be immediately removed for any decision making or discussion value. We offer the Ventana Research Value Index as impartial and authoritative. Any organization looking to assess, validate and improve its business and technology efforts should utilize the Value Index, and the research on which it is based, as a key part of its review of its use of vendors and products for making improvement. 

The Value Index family, which evaluates aspects of the utility business applications, tools and systems and the supportiveness of vendor's has unveiled the Value Index. New Value Indexes will come to market continuously.

 

 

Recently Published (as of 3/18/14)

Agent Desktop 

Financial Performance Management

Workforce Management

Mobile Business Intelligence


 Upcoming Value Index (In Publish Order): (as of 3/18/14)   

Big Data and Information Optimization

Product Information Management 

 - Status: Rating vendor products in Q4 (2013) and publish in Q2

Data Integration

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q2

Business Analytics

Operational Intelligence 

 - Status: Rating vendors products in Q4 (2013) and publish in Q2

Business Intelligence

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q2

  Big Data Analytics 

 - Status: Rating vendor products in Q3 and publish in Q4

Contact Center and Customer Management

Agent Performance Management and Workforce Optimization

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q2

Contact Center in the Cloud

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q3

Customer Analytics

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q3 and publish in Q4

Human Capital Management

Total Compensation Management

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q1 and publish in Q2

Payroll Optimization

 - Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q3

  Human Capital Analytics

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q3

Social Collaboration and Human Capital Management

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q3 and publish in Q4

Office of Finance

Business Planning

 - Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q2

Financial Management  

 - Status: Rating vendor products in Q3 and publish in Q4

Sales

Sales Performance Management

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q4 (2013) and publish in Q2

Sales Compensation Management

- Status: Rating vendor products in Q2 and publish in Q3

 

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