REPLY:
LEADING IoT PROVIDER

Vendor Universe Report 2018 - Internet of Things

Crisp

REPLY IS ONE OF THE LEADING PROVIDERS OF IOT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The independent IT research and consulting company Crisp Research has awarded Reply in the Crisp IoT Vendor Universe 2018 as one of the leading providers in the market segment "IoT Development Services". Reply's various strengths helped it to achieve top grades: Crisp emphasises in its report the high agility of the group of companies, which is made possible by the small sized teams of the closely cooperating Reply companies. Reply can already claim well-known references at enterprise level, which are located in the Consumer IoT sector and in the field of industry 4.0, among others. Reply's expertise in industry-specific IoT projects has also been positively included in the evaluation.

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Reply is honoured by the analysts of Crisp Research in the most relevant category "Accelerator" – the key contacts in their respective market environment. In this field Reply ranks in the category "Best Skills", a category in which companies with excellent development performance are listed.

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THE DIVERSITY OF THE REPLY GROUP CONVINCED

The Analyst View included in the report confirms that the Reply Group can position itself as a leading provider of services and development services in the IoT environment. For Crisp Research, Reply is one of the companies that were able to convince through particularly good service quality or simply strong IoT skills.

The numerous subsidiaries of the Reply Group provide services based on numerous partner technologies, mainly in the fields of Cloud Computing, Big Data, eCommerce and IoT. The report summarises: "All in all, the Reply Group can offer medium-sized and large companies comprehensive IoT solution competence from initial consulting through development and organisation to the operation of complex IoT solutions and platforms". Crisp Research sees one advantage of the Reply Group in the close connection between the various subsidiaries which also enables it to manage large projects with high resource expenditure. Notable examples include Concept Reply, a subsidiary that can boast very strong IoT development and integration skills, especially in the device and firmware area. Breed Reply, the IoT incubator of the Reply Group, is available to help small companies and start-ups in the IoT environment with their first steps.

ABOUT CRISP RESEARCH

Crisp Research AG is an independent IT research and consulting company. With a team of experienced analysts, consultants and software developers, Crisp Research evaluates current and future technology and market trends. Crisp Research focuses its research and consulting services on emerging technologies and their strategic and operational implications for corporate CIOs and business decision makers.

RESEARCH

Crisp Research has set itself the task of providing a comprehensive overview of the current rapid changing market of IoT providers. In order to create comparability in the highly heterogeneous field of providers, the report divides the market into the four segments IoT Cloud Backend Provider, Edge Technologies, Development Services and Telco Stack Provider.

The evaluation criteria is divided into two main categories Product / Service Value Creation and Vendor Performance, each with five sub-categories.

The "Product / Service Value Creation" category focuses on market maturity and product benefits. To be evaluated: Features / Service Portfolio, Service / Product Experience, Integration, Economic Factors, Disruption Potential.

“Vendor Performance" comprises the company-specific characteristics of strategy, footprint, ecosystem, customer experience and agility.

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