About the Constellation ShortList™ Portfolio

Technology Solutions for Early Adopters 

Use the Constellation ShortList™ portfolio to narrow your search for the technologies you need to meet your digital transformation goals. Then speak with a Constellation analyst to make your final decision. To view the complete portfolio, visit our Research Library.

Solutions on the Constellation ShortList™ are selected by Constellation analysts through a research process that includes client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

The Constellation ShortList™ Categories: 


Access Management – NEW
AI-Driven Cognitive Applications 
AI Services Global 

AI-Powered Developer Platforms
API Management (APIM) – NEW  
Application Security Testing – NEW 
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Best Of Breed Platforms 
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Cloud Platforms
Augmented Meeting Services 

Augmented Reality Platforms 
Augmented Business Intelligence and Analytics
Automated Cloud Data Warehouse Services 
B2B Marketing Automation for Enterprise 
B2B Marketing Automation for Small to Mid-Sized Business 

B2C Marketing Automation for Enterprise 
B2C Marketing Automation for Small to Mid Sized Business 
Benefits Administration
Blockchain Technology Platforms
Campaign to Commerce: All-In-One-Commerce Clouds 
Campaign to Commerce: Best-of-Breed Commerce Platforms 

Citizen Developer Low Code Tools and Platforms
CI CD Vendors for Next Gen Apps - NEW
Cloud AI Developer Services – NEW 
Cloud-Based Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
Cloud-Based Planning and Performance Management

Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms - NEW
Compensation Management
Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Container Management – NEW
Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)
Contact Center Workforce Engagement Management (WEM) - NEW
Content Management Systems (CMS) - Headless 
Content Management Systems (CMS) - Hybrid 
Conversational AI 
Customer Data Platform (CDP) 
Customer Experience (CX) Design & Execution Services: Global 
Customer Experience (CX) Operations Services: Global 
Customer Loyalty and Retention
Custom Software Development Services – NEW
Data Protection Infostructure 
Data Integration and Transformation for Cloud-Based Analytical Data Platforms 
Digital Adoption Platforms
Digital Asset Management (DAM) for DX
Digital Asset Management (DAM) for High Volume Commerce
Digital Canvas Workboards

Digital Customer Service and Support
Digital Experience (DX) Platforms
Digital Performance Management

Digital Transformation Services (DTX): Global 
Digital Transformation Target Platforms
Distributed Autonomous Organization (DAO) Platforms
Embedded Analytics 
Embedded Analytics Platforms for Cloud Applications
Employee Digital Workspaces
Employers of Record - NEW
Endpoint Protection Platforms – NEW
Enterprise Application Platforms 
Enterprise Application Platforms from non-ERP vendors - NEW
Enterprise Cloud Finance
Enterprise Backup and Recovery – NEW
Enterprise File Sharing and Cloud Content Management
Enterprise Group Messaging
Enterprise Low-Code Tools and Platforms

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting
European-Centric Talent Management Suites  
Event Marketing & Management Software 

Extended Detection and Response Platforms – NEW
Field Service Management
Gig Economy Platforms for the Enterprise 
Global HCM Suites
Global IaaS for NextGen Apps
Healthcare Clinical Communication
Healthcare ERP

Healthcare IT Security
Healthcare Medical Device Security
Hybrid-Cloud and MultiCloud NoSQL Databases 
Hybrid-Cloud and Multicloud Analytical Data Platforms

Incident Management
Infinite Connectivity Vendors
Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS)
Innovation Services and Engineering
IT Strategy Platforms 
Learning Marketplaces
Location Technology Platforms
Marketing Analytics Solutions
Master Data Management
Matrix Commerce Order Management 

Managed Detection and Response – NEW
Metadata Management, Data Cataloging and Data Governance
Metaverse Design and Services
Metaverse Development Platforms 
Metaverse Worlds 
Microsoft End-to-End Service Providers
Microsegmentation – NEW
Multicloud Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
Network Firewall – NEW 
Next-Generation Computing Platforms
Next-Gen Databases: RDBMS for On-Premises
Next Generation Multi-Country Payroll Vendors - NEW
North American Talent Acquisition

No Code / Low Code for SAP Systems 
OKR Tracking and Management Tools
P2C Management 
PaaS Suites
PaaS Tool Suites 
Partner & Alliance Relationship Management (PARM)
Payroll for North American SMBS

Product Information Management (PIM) 
Project Ready Metaverse Vendors 
Population Health Management Solutions
Price Optimization Solutions

Privileged Access Management – NEW
Product-Centric Cloud ERP
Product and Innovation Roadmapping – NEW 
Prototyping Tools – NEW 
QA Tools for NextGen Apps - NEW
Public Cloud Transformation Services: Global 
Quantum Computing Platforms

Quantum Computing Software Platforms
Quantum Full Stack Players
Revenue Platforms 
Robotic Process Automation
Sales Force Automation
Sales Performance Management 

Sales Engagement Platforms 
Security Access Service Edge – NEW 
Security Awareness and Training Solutions – NEW 
Security Information and Event Management – NEW 
Security Service Edge – NEW 
Self-Service Data Science & Machine Learning
Services-Centric Cloud ERP
Smart Services Digital Monetization Platforms

Social Engagement Platforms
Software Defined - Wide Area Network – NEW
Talent Management Suites
Travel Management Platforms
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) 
Virtual Care Platforms 
Virtual Events: Conferences & Experiential Events 

Virtual Events: Webcasts and Meetings 
Work Coordination Platforms
Workforce Management Suites

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList™ is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and the research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.