Cybozu (kintone) Recognized in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Worldwide

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Marks First Appearance on the Yearly Magic Quadrant Report for Cybozu (kintone)


"We believe this report validates the growth and market opportunity for enterprise ‘low-code’ platforms in general, and kintone specifically," said Dave Landa, COO, kintone.

kintone, a leading cloud-based “no-code” custom-build business applications platform, announced that Gartner has recognized Cybozu (kintone) in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), Worldwide.

According to the report, “Within the PaaS market, aPaaS is the biggest sector ($1.6 billion for 2015; see "Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2015").”

“We are extremely pleased to be acknowledged by Gartner in this Magic Quadrant report for the first time,” said Dave Landa, Chief Operating Officer, kintone. “The report includes many global leaders at the forefront of innovation in the aPaaS market and we believe that it validates the growth and market opportunity for enterprise ‘low-code’ platforms in general, and kintone specifically.”

kintone is the US corporation and aPaaS offering from Cybozu Inc, which provides the number one collaboration and groupware software products in Japan. kintone, as Cybozu’s main focus for the global market, supports “mode 2” agile, innovative development empowering lines of business owners to build and deploy custom applications for CRM, project management, accounting, human resources, asset management, SCM and countless others processes.

Enterprise-ready kintone allows organizations to maintain data security with granular permission controls and 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), while promoting real-time multichannel productivity with native mobile apps. It generates analytics in dynamic charts and integrates seamlessly with scores of other services with APIs, custom plugins and via kintone’s connection to the Zapier integration hub.

“When we launched kintone in 2011, our vision was to use the pre-built services and ‘no-code’ development approach to transform business through empowering teams to create and run the applications and workflows that suit them specifically,” said Yoshihisa Aono, CEO, Cybozu Inc. “With more than 4,000 customers and 250,000 applications running worldwide, and now with this recognition from Gartner, we feel our vision has been proven out. As such, we plan to continue our upward trajectory by expanding the kintone platform with new functionality for today’s mobile and agile workforce to further our mission of making teamwork better globally.”

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About kintone and Cybozu Corporation
San Francisco-based kintone is making teamwork better with an agile, cloud-based, zero-coding required business application development and deployment platform. kintone empowers teams of all sizes to collaborate and solve business process inefficiencies by rapidly creating custom database and work flow-driven applications with robust analytics. Custom applications built with kintone range from CRM, project management, asset management, SCM, and much more. More than 4,000 companies and 130,000 end users have built, deployed and use over 250,000 applications on kintone. kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc, a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997. For more information, please visit

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