Today, we announced BlueJeans has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the *2019 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions. Gartner positioned BlueJeans in the Visionaries Quadrant for the Third Year in a Row based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
BlueJeans has seen a significant increase in overall growth and platform adoption, with total meeting volume increasing by 48.2% year-over-year in the past 12 months. The BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams has also been a powerful growth catalyst for the business, with a growing number of organizations—ranging from SMBs to multi-site Global 2000 enterprises—using the BlueJeans Gateway to connect existing conference rooms to Teams meetings. Now with advanced security and real-time management and analytics capabilities, the BlueJeans Gateway deploys in minutes to ensure every employee can participate in a Teams Meeting—whether via desktops, conference rooms or huddle spaces.
Today’s announcement comes after Gartner’s annual evaluation of vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute, and we are honored by Gartner's continued recognition of our meetings platform in the Magic Quadrant.
Growing a company takes the ability to pivot and persevere at the pace of innovation, and as our CEO Quentin Gallivan said, “We believe that our position in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant is a testament to the continuous investments we make in our products and the emphasis we place on customers in order to exponentially improve their meetings experiences.”
BlueJeans is the trusted source by leading businesses around the globe—a sentiment that we feel is being echoed by the Gartner Peer Insights community.
Earlier this year, BlueJeans tied for the highest overall rating among vendors in the Customers’ Choice Zone in the **Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Meeting Solutions report, which was for the same market based on 494 reviews as of November 30, 2018. As of September 6, 2019, on Gartner Peer Insights, BlueJeans has received a 4.4 out of 5 customer rating in the meetings solutions market based on 1232 total ratings. In June 2019, a CTO in the education industry said, “We love BlueJeans! It is so simple to use that even our most technologically challenged users are easily able to use it!” An CMO in the services sector said in March 2019, “BlueJeans is a vital means of communication for me in and outside of the office. This is because my company has several teams spread across three major cities in three continents, therefore requiring me to communicate with them regularly, pass instructions, assign tasks and effectively measure performance. While I cannot travel around three continents within a day, I can reach three continents in a matter of minutes through BlueJeans.”
Additional investments this year for BlueJeans include expanded channel relationships, with 60+ new partners signed in 2019—including West and Ingram Micro—and a new pricing model with BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room (RaaS). Feature updates to the BlueJeans Events, Mobile and Meetings platforms further highlight how the company’s open, intelligent and interoperable architecture allows companies to integrate workflows, consolidate data, and eliminate security gaps in order to align to business outcomes.
And, we’re just getting started—We’re constantly exploring how we deliver even more value to every meeting and the millions of people who rely on them every day. Stay tuned for what’s in store!
Get your copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions report here, and start your free trial of BlueJeans today!
BlueJeans will be exhibiting at the Gartner Symposium/IT Expo October 20-24, 2019 in Orlando, FL, and November 3-7, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, Mike Fasciani, Tom Eagle, Adam Preset, 5 September 2019.
**Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Meeting Solutions, Peer Contributors, 27 February 2019.
Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo
Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. This event delivers independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world's leading IT research and advisory organization, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology workers. CIOs and IT executives rely on Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency. For more information, please visit https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/symposium-us.