In identifying the hot companies, Nucleus considered each vendor’s current market position and their potential for impressive growth, justifying inclusion based on the vendor’s momentum and recent successes: some vendors on the list typify innovative approaches or new applications of technology; other companies are on the cutting-edge of their respective markets, delivering novel technology capabilities to customers and seeking to unseat incumbent solutions.
“The 2022 Hot Companies to Watch List includes many vendors whose capabilities have become even more crucial as businesses continue to streamline processes or make transitions due to the pandemic,” said Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research.
The following organizations are featured on the 2022 list:
With Blue Yonder’s acquisition by Panasonic this year, Nucleus believes Blue Yonder, in combination with Panasonic’s proprietary technology, will provide customers with comprehensive end-to-end visibility, control, and orchestration capabilities, which enable them to optimize operations in real-time.
As the vendor continues to innovate and grow, Nucleus expects Cloudflare to gain further enterprise trust and adoption, resulting in the vendor’s recognition as a hot company to watch in 2022.
The recent launch of the Cornerstone Xplor platform connects learning outcomes to growth opportunities such as promotions or special projects to encourage self-driven learning and improve adoption of the system, ultimately leading to improved productivity and the potential for increased revenue opportunities.
Due to Domo’s significant enterprise adoption, ease of embedding advanced capabilities, and the comprehensive, end-to-end nature of the platform spanning the full data pipeline, the vendor is recognized as one of Nucleus’ hot companies to watch for 2022.
Nucleus recognizes Incorta as a Hot company to watch for 2022 due to its differentiated performance for integrating, transforming, and analyzing disparate operational and financial data sources.
Informatica’s return to public market with its October 2021 IPO (#2) raised more than $840 million with a clear purpose of expanding its cloud services efficiently and at scale.
With ongoing supply chain issues and labor shortages, Nucleus believes Planful is well-positioned to offer mid-market users the agile forecasting capabilities needed to remain competitive in today’s economy.
Capturing the bulk of both fiat and crypto online payment traffic positions Stripe for growth and strong performance through 2022 and beyond.
A ‘quiet’ company with minimal publicity, Vanta raised $50 million funding in May 2021 to an estimated valuation of more than one-half billion dollars.
UKG continues to invest aggressively in its HCM and WFM strategy and is well-positioned to continue strong growth into 2022.
Zoho has a demonstrated history of delivering high value across deployment sizes and industries, and its low cost and rapid average deployment time (days to weeks, not months to years) make it a lower risk investment for companies looking to test a capability or workflow.
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