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Marketing Resource Management Leader Pica9 Recognized as a Sample Vendor in 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle Report

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pica9, a leading provider of local marketing automation systems for major brands, today announced that it has been listed as a Sample Vendor in this year's Hype Cycle for Software as a Service, 2014 published July 29, 2014, by Gartner in the category MRM (Marketing Resource Management) SaaS.

"We believe Gartner's recognition of Pica9 as a sample vendor in this Hype Cycle speaks to our continued rise in prominence, not only among Marketing Resource Management systems, but as a software service provider more broadly," said Kevin Groome, President and CEO of Pica9.

This is the second Gartner Hype Cycle to feature Pica9 in July. The Hype Cycle for CRM Marketing Applications, 2014 was released on July 16, and included Pica9 as a Sample Vendor in two categories: MRM Marketing Fulfillment, and MRM SaaS.

According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Software as a Service, "This Hype Cycle represents an aggregate of different software service markets and will help organizations discern the relative maturity and progression of various software-as-a-service applications, with implications for business model architecture and buying dynamics." It is produced annually.

About Pica9
Pica9 is a leading provider of powerful, yet simple-to-use marketing automation systems for major brands with distributed marketing networks. The CampaignDrive® platform improves brand integrity and accelerates time-to-market while decreasing production costs up to 90%.  Learn more at

About the Hype Cycle
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.


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