Gartner Research Report (Released October 12, 2012) Recognizes Gimmal as a Representative Vendor in Addressing Gaps in SharePoint

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Ecosystem Partners That Can Help You Mind Six Gaps in SharePoint –Report Released By Gartner

Gartner recently recognized Gimmal in the report, Ecosystem Partners That Can Help You Mind Six Gaps in SharePoint (Tay, Gavin, Koehler-Kruener, Hanns, Gilbert, Mark R. “Ecosystem Partners That Can Help You Mind Six Gaps in SharePoint”: October 12, 2012.). Gartner identifies gaps in six key areas and profiles vendors of tools that can close these gaps. Gartner also warns IT managers not to customize SharePoint deployments without scrutinizing the long-term implications.

The report discusses key findings and recommendations for filling gaps within SharePoint. Gimmal extends SharePoint functionality in order to facilitate compliant records management. Gimmal has the only technology that offers DoD-certified software for records management built in SharePoint. By utilizing Gimmal’s Compliance, Information Governance, and Unified Records Management solutions, organizations can control how sites are created and ensure that content is properly managed so that records can be accessed and disposed according to policy.

Gimmal is the world’s leading provider of software solutions built on Microsoft® SharePoint® for enterprise information governance, records management, and SAP content archiving and interoperability. Microsoft has recognized Gimmal as one of their top three global Enterprise Content Management Partners for 2012.

Gartner©, an IT research and advisory company, provides research and data for organizations to make informed technology related decisions. As the adoption of Microsoft SharePoint, an enterprise content and collaboration tool, has continued to grow exponentially, companies have learned how to manage content in SharePoint and discovered gaps between users’ needs and regulatory compliance. Vendors within the Microsoft partner ecosystem have developed solutions to address gaps identified by Gartner. These gaps include Administration and Compliance, Workflow Automation and Business Process Management, Remote BLOB Storage/External Storage Management, Mobile/Device Support, Records Management and Taxonomy/Classification.

“Gimmal has been implementing Content and Records Management solutions for years and when the market demanded compliant records management within Microsoft SharePoint, we developed extensions to meet those needs. Now organizations can use SharePoint throughout their enterprise and achieve the control and consistency of managing critical business records – all within SharePoint. Our solutions make it easy for everyone to classify records without being records managers. As a result, users are confident they are accessing accurate information needed to make better business decisions,” said David Quackenbush, Gimmal’s President.

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Gimmal provides information and records management solutions that accelerate the delivery of business value and compliance. Our software products extend the world's market-leading enterprise platforms, Microsoft SharePoint and SAP, to provide best-in-class unified records management, information governance, compliance, and business application solutions. For more information, visit

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