Siemens and Mendix recognized as Leaders in manufacturing execution systems and low-code application development

By Brooke Heerdegen

To thrive in today’s market, manufacturers need a high degree of adaptability and flexibility. Consumer demands are becoming increasingly complex, with requests for customized products driving a need for customized manufacturing execution systems (MES). 

Fortunately, there’s a solution. Opcenter Execution, the MES solution from the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform, now integrates the embedded low-code capabilities of Mendix. This enables manufacturers to easily create personalized and adaptable MES applications tailored to their users, processes, and business needs without any coding experience required. 

Siemens Digital Industries Software has been positioned as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for MES software, and Mendix has been recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for low-code application platforms.

Man leveraging manufacturing execution system (MES) and low-code to maximize operational efficiency.

Why we believe Opcenter Execution is a Leader in MES

In 2023, Siemens Digital Industries Software was recognized as a Leader for the sixth consecutive time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.

As Siemens’ MES solution, Opcenter Execution enables complete visibility, control and optimization of manufacturing operations across the enterprise, providing real-time data for informed decision-making.

It empowers manufacturers to transform their operations and achieve optimal efficiency and productivity. 

To learn more about how Siemens is a Leader in MES, read the analyst report here.

Why we believe Mendix is a Leader in low-code application development

Mendix has also been recognized as a Leader in its field. In fact, Gartner has recognized Mendix as a Leader for the seventh time in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

As Siemens’ low-code development solution, Mendix enables users to develop applications quickly and easily without any coding experience necessary. It simplifies the app development process with a user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface, empowering developers of all skill levels to create multi-channel applications for various formats, including web, mobile, and tablet.

To learn more about how Mendix is a Leader in low code, read the analyst report here.

Man using a manufacturing execution system (MES) with low-code to maximize operational efficiency.

The benefits of combining MES and low-code

From faster development times to improved flexibility and easier maintenance, combining MES and low code brings a variety of benefits to the table. With the power of Mendix, MES customizations that would typically require extensive coding can be achieved with drag-and-drop capabilities, significantly reducing development time and strain on IT resources. This, in turn, allows manufacturers to respond more swiftly to changing market conditions and customer demands. 

The integration of Mendix low-code application development capabilities with Opcenter Execution MES also opens up new avenues for collaboration. Mendix enables manufacturers to easily create role-based user experiences to facilitate seamless cooperation across different departments and roles. This fosters a more cohesive and productive work environment, contributing to overall operational success.


The combination of MES and low code, as presented by Opcenter and Mendix, is truly a game-changer for the manufacturing sector. It presents a paradigm shift—moving away from rigid, one-size-fits-all systems toward personalized, adaptable, and user-friendly solutions. 

As we move forward into 2024 and beyond, companies that harness the power of MES and low code will undoubtedly lead the way in innovation and operational excellence.

To learn more about Opcenter Execution and its embedded low-code capabilities, visit the following resource pages:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Oleksandr Matvitskyy, Kimihiko Iijima, et al. 17 October 2023

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems, Rick Franzosa, Christian Hestermann, 26 April 2023

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