About This Constellation ShortList™

A digital transformation target platform is an enterprise-class suite of technology capabilities that aims to provide the bulk of the needs for organizations that are reorganizing around strategic new digital products and services. Such target platforms provide robust and mature primary technologies for the public cloud, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, as well as higher order cloud services including support for digital business models such as e-commerce, subscriptions and open APIs. Digital transformation target platforms form a top-to-bottom digital business stack, along with a clear proven path from transformation to migration and operations.

Recently, a new criteria for delivering customer experience in the target platform was added to the list to reflect the top priority that most CXOs have placed on modernizing their market-facing digital capabilities.

These platforms differentiate from a pure-play enterprise public cloud platform or a managed service provider by providing digital business transformation capabilities such as industry accelerators, digital business reference models/blueprints, low code support, business models-in-a-box, design thinking support, migration tools/services, and other means of enabling the overall digital transformation.

These platforms have global presence with regulatory and compliance support across the majority of the developed world. They also have the ability to support the scale and combined transformational/operational needs of enterprise organizations of the largest size and complexity. Finally, such platforms should have support for many of the key emerging technologies likely to fuel business growth over the next 5-10 years. Example: Next-gen mobility, advanced analytics, Internet of Things, AI, blockchain and APIs/microservices.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions, taking into account capabilities from stablethird-party marketplace providers if required:

  • Mature enterprise-class public cloud capabilities (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, managed services)
  • Helps realize digital business models, customer experience, and operations
  • Supports the digital transformation process directly in a meaningful way
  • Focuses on business outcomes as much as technology transformation
  • Regularly incorporates contemporary emerging technologies
  • Tends to favor open source and open standards
  • Production scalable and secure on more than 3 continents
  • Supports global data protection standards
  • Vendor stability and industry staying power

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates over 30 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • Accenture Cloud Platform
  • Amazon Web Services
    with Logicworks | Accenture AWS Business Group | Capgemini Cloud Platform | PwC Cloud Transformation
  • Google Cloud
    with Accenture Google Cloud Business Group | Capgemini Cloud Platform | PwC Cloud Transformation
  • IBM Cloud
    with IBM Cloud Garage
  • Microsoft Azure
    with Capgemini Cloud Platform | Logicworks DXC Technology Cloud Services for Azure | PwC Cloud Transformation
  • Oracle Cloud
    with KPMG Powered Enterprise
  • OutSystems Cloud Platform
  • SAP Cloud Platform
    with SAP Leonardo
  • Salesforce Cloud Services
    with Salesforce Success Cloud

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

If you would like to put our extensive expertise in vendor selections and contact negotiations to work for you, please contact us at ShortList@constellationr.com.

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