Minitab Listed as a "Sample Vendor" in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Advanced Analytics and Data Science, 2015

Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, named Minitab in the Simulation category.

September 9, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Minitab, LLC., a leading provider of software for data analysis and quality improvement, today announced that it has been identified as a sample vendor in the Gartner "Hype Cycle for Advanced Analytics and Data Science, 2015," report. Minitab was named in the Simulation category. 1

Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Each year Gartner creates more than 90 Hype Cycle reports on various technologies to help clients track their maturity and future potential.

This year’s Hype Cycle for Advanced Analytics and Data Science report notes “Simulation has a long history as an interdisciplinary field, bringing together operations research, computer science, statistics and other fields. While some use cases have well-understood applications of simulation (such as engineering safety, queuing theory and portfolio theory), general adoption of simulation has been limited thus far. However, the report continues, Gartner’s analysts expects “recent cloud developments by some vendors to change this situation in the future. With increased interest in the whole predictive analytics discipline, simulation might experience a resurgence—but this has yet to happen.”

"We are proud that Gartner recognized us in the area of analytics and simulation," said J.-P. Mulley, chief products officer at Minitab. "We are constantly working to make data analysis more accessible to more people."

Earlier this year, Minitab, LLC. released Devize, a cloud-based product designed to guide engineers through the entire Monte Carlo simulation and optimization process.

“The Devize workflow allows users to easily simulate possible outcomes and offers clear, accessible results that are presented with straightforward explanations,” notes Michelle Paret, product marketing manager at Minitab.

“Devize leads users through their analysis without any guesswork. Recommended next steps are provided, making it easy to understand what adjustments are necessary to improve processes and reduce defects.”

About Minitab, LLC.

Minitab, LLC. is the leading provider of statistical software for quality improvement worldwide. Thousands of companies in more than 100 countries trust Minitab. More than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research.

The company’s products include:

  • Minitab® 17, the leading statistical software used for quality improvement and statistics education.
  • Quality Trainer by Minitab®, an e-learning course that teaches statistics and how to use Minitab Statistical Software.
  • Companion by Minitab®, process improvement software for executing quality improvement projects.

Minitab’s products are backed by free technical support and outstanding services, including training, statistical consulting and custom development.

Headquartered in State College, Pa., Minitab, LLC. operates offices in Phoenix, Az., the United Kingdom, France, and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.


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1 Gartner “Hype Cycle for Advanced Analytics and Data Science, 2015” by Alexander Linden, July 6, 2015.


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