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SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

smartops  to the Cloud SCM SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical Read More
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SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last
This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February

smartops  announced plans to acquire SmartOps , a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in 2001. The software company provides key operating parameters and targets for supply chain planning (SCP). Its solutions coordinate capacity, inventory, demand, lead time, and product availability variables with the idea to enable customers to optimize their inventory and service levels, Read More
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012
MERGERS @ ACQUISITIONSOracle buys SkireIndustry tags: capital management

smartops  QuickBooks Profile: Xactly Corporation SmartOps launches Enterprise Demand Sensing and Demand Analytics in the cloud Industry tags: consumer products, discrete manufacturing, chemicals, life sciences, distribution, high technology The SmartOps Enterprise Demand Sensing (EDS) product is an entirely new offering. It is the first application constructed from scratch on the company's new multitenant platform as a service (PaaS) intended for cloud deployment. The new SmartOps cloud platform (live as of July Read More
Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 1
The mergers and acquisition (M@A) market seems to be coming back slowly. One evidence of this could be the late-March acquisition of long-struggling

smartops  fine, mainly ToolsGroup and SmartOps . However, all of these specialist vendors’ final destinations will likely be some broader SCP platform and ecosystem; the only question is when and for what selling price they will be willing to succumb to this inevitability. Indeed, Oracle , RedPrairie , and Manhattan Associates have recently delivered their own IO solutions; SAP has an almost exclusive partnership with SmartOps;  IBM has achieved such capabilities via the ILOG ( Logic-Tools ) acquisition Read More
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3
Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process

smartops  SAP has relationships with SmartOps and Optiant , so I doubt it would want to jump in the fray.  I doubt the offering is big enough to make much of an impression on Oracle. I could see a venture capital (VC) firm getting its hooks into and merging it with something or trying to make a business around it.  I doubt IBM would want to sell it to another big consulting firm, even the ones in India that might have fun with it.  I’d say it is 80/20 that IBM keeps it versus spinning it off.” This Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
<!--StartFragment-->Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM

smartops  best-of-breed IO vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the same business, these same vendors, at least in my observation, have a somewhat different view of the IO world than Manhattan does. Namely, all of the above named companies are manufacturing-process-centric. They provide bolt-on optimization engines essentially for  enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions (e.g., the SAP and SmartOps relationship). Manhattan’s IO Read More
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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

smartops  on your alliances with SmartOps and Llamasoft , i.e., what white spaces do they fill? SAP SCM : The partnership with the two companies are different in the following manner : SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization by SmartOps is a “Solution Extension,” which means it is an SAP branded product, sold on SAP corporate paper, and SAP provides Level 1 and 2 support The relationship with Llamasoft is that of an “Endorsed Business Solution” for strategic network design, which means that we work together Read More
SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment Part One: How SCP and SCE are Addressing WMS
Warehouse management and transportation management have emerged as two of a few rare remaining fertile areas where companies still have ample opportunity to

smartops  likes of Optiant , SmartOps , and LogicTools has been to use inventory optimization techniques that create plans to minimize inventories across the network, but with achieving desired customer service targets. Still, warehouse and transportation management, the traditional bread and butter pieces of SCE, have emerged as two of a few rare remaining fertile areas where companies still have an ample opportunity to redesign and optimize, while they are at the same time less time consuming and more oriented Read More
Servigistics and MCA Solutions Join Forces on
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smartops  named now) a la SmartOps, ICON-SCM, Vendavo , etc., but then the relationship irreversibly soured when  SAP developed its own Service Parts Planning & Logistics solution for Ford Motors (as a beta customer) . It appears that many of the ERP vendors think that they can do SPP/O by themselves and don't need to acquire a specialist solution. Oracle, SAP, IFS , and Infor have already invested in in-house development and/or leveraged past acquisitions to this end. In the case of some customers needing really Read More
Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends
In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market

smartops   Visiprise , Vendavo , SmartOps , Callidus , etc.) that are even on its price lists, with joint selling and profit-sharing efforts, is really impressive (like Microsoft's Industry Builder ). While Oracle will point out that it too has a number of partners, these partners are still largely those that leverage the technology stack, while it seems unclear as to whether these partners are involved with joint development of applications with Oracle. Is there anything similar (or more impressive) on your side Read More

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