Press Release

June 10, 2021

SoftwareReviews names Smartlogic Semaphore, Adaptive Governance Enterprise Management (GEM) Solutions, and Solidatus among Metadata Management Data Quadrant Award Winners.

Best Metadata Management Software Revealed by Users Through SoftwareReviews 
Smartlogic Semaphore, Adaptive GEM Solutions, Solidatus, and Collibra Platform, are the 2021 MetaData Management Data Quadrant Gold Medalists. 
TORONTO – June 10, 2021 – SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group, has published its2021 Metadata Management Data Quadrant Awards, naming four vendors as gold medalists. The following vendors are leaders according to the feedback provided by their end-users via SoftwareReviews’ comprehensive online survey. Vendors are rated on product features, vendor capabilities, and the relationship with their software partner:  
  • Smartlogic Semphore 
  • Adaptive GEM Solutions  
  • Solidatus 
  • Collibra Platform  
What makes the SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant different?   
The study involves gathering intelligence on user satisfaction with both product features and the experience with the vendor. Aggregated emotional response ratings are included in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation to create a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product – all from the software users’ point of view. SoftwareReviews calls this insight the Net Emotional Footprint.  
Smartlogic Semaphore, with a Net Emotional Footprint of +98, scored top product in many areas, exceeding user expectations in business glossary. This product feature defines main business terms and their intended use for all business operations. Adaptive GEM Solutions, received a Net Emotional Footprint of +97 and ranked strongly on the ability to manage taxonomies and organizational classifications while allowing customers to record metadata about tracked third parties, which can provide helpful business context, such as data types shared with the third party.  
Solidatus, with a Net Emotional Footprint of +93, excelled in providing users with data lineage, a map of data Journey. Collibra Platform, with a Net Emotional Footprint of +98, performed very well in providing users with easy-to-use collaboration capabilities. 
In general, MetaData Management users were most satisfied with the collaboration features, allowing users to easily view, share, and direct work between co-workers in real or near real-time. However, the users were most dissatisfied with complicated customizations. 
About SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports:
SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually. Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant Gold Medals, provided their net-promoter scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend, and vendor experience. In-depth product evaluation reports are available at  
About SoftwareReviews: 
SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, an IT research and advisory firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software. 
For more information, please contact:  
Indrani Ray  
Vice President, Communications and Brand