“An S&OP SOD is a software solution that helps to enable a Stage 4, or possibly higher, maturity S&OP process,” according to Gartner. “It may do this in conjunction with other supply chain planning (SCP) SODs, such as supply chain modeling, multienterprise inventory optimization or demand sensing.”1
According to Gartner, Leaders demonstrate strong S&OP SOD vision and execution capabilities. They have depth in the key capability blocks of Gartner’s S&OP SOD reference model. They are particularly strong in highly rated user requirements such as supply chain modeling, tight integration with a relevant SCP SOR, and financial impact analysis of plans and scenarios. Leaders are typically financially viable and have a viable S&OP SOD offering. They have mainly developed capabilities for acceptable software pricing and implementation costs, along with faster deployment timescales (through cloud platforms, process templating, configuration and portfolio simplification). They can demonstrate good market penetration through broad S&OP functional coverage in their solution(s) and numbers of S&OP SOD customers with broader S&OP functional penetration. Customers using Leaders’ S&OP SOD solutions tend to operate their S&OP processes at Stage 3 maturity (or higher) with global deployments. Customers generally feel highly satisfied with these vendors and would be very likely to select the same vendor again. They are generally happy with Leaders’ operations in areas such as roadmap, domain expertise, own and third-party implementation services, total cost of ownership, and geographic coverage.1
“We are proud to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for S&OP Systems of Differentiation,” said Carlos Centurion, President of River Logic. “Although the functional capabilities of our platform span dozens of use cases outside of S&OP, we have seen tremendous value delivered to our customers who use us for S&OP, among other things. From serving a highly mature top 5 Global Consumer Goods Manufacturer to serving a business of less than 500 employees, our Platform enables companies the step-wise functionality they need to implement S&OP at any stage and continue to grow,” finished Centurion.
This announcement coincides with the announcement that River Logic is a Platinum Sponsor of Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 22-24. It will be featuring a speaking session “The Next Frontier: Prescriptive Analytics for Business Leaders,” held on May 24th at3:30pm. Joined by 4 of its largest partners, the company will also be demonstrating its Platform capabilities at Booth 415.
- Payne, T., Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Gartner Inc., May 1, 2017
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