Announced over two years ago, SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head with established best-of-breed vendors like i2 and Manugistics. With a massive 190 pilot implementations underway around the globe, a picture of SAP's new supply chain suite is beginning to emerge.
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Berclain Group, Inc. CAPS Logistics 5/96 9/98 $70 M $68 M PeopleSoft, Inc. Red Pepper Software Co. Distinction Software, Inc. 10/96 12/98 $60 M $10 M Aspen Technology, Inc. Chesapeake Decision Sciences, Inc. 5/98 $135 M SCT Corp. Fygir Logistic Information Systems B. V. 9/98 $35 M J. D. Edwards & Co. Numetrix, Ltd. 6/99 $80 M Product Strategy and Trajectory SAP is targeting APO primarily at the electronics and high tech (EHT), consumer products, metal and paper, automotive, pharmaceuticals and