Arkieva is recognized as a Leader in the third Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation.
WILMINGTON, DE – May 10, 2019 – Arkieva, a global leader in Integrated Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Arkieva as a “Leader” in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System of Differentiation (SOD)1. This is the third time that Arkieva has been positioned on the Gartner S&OP SOD Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for S&OP SOD is one of the two Gartner supply chain magic quadrants.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner defines an S&OP SOD is a software solution that helps to enable a Stage 4 (or possibly higher) maturity S&OP process.
The report evaluated different software vendors on 13 key capabilities and placed Arkieva in the Leaders quadrant.
“A little over 25 years ago we set out on a mission to chart the course for better planning. Over the years, technology has evolved and we together with our customers have led the charge for supply chain planning innovation. It’s a great honor to be recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. This recognition shows how hard we’ve been working at creating better planning systems for our customers. Most importantly, this recognition would not be possible without our partnership with our customers; many of whom have been with us since the inception of Arkieva. We are fortunate to have customers that have led the way for creating a continuous innovation path – one that we hope to continue for many more years to come,” said Sujit Singh, Chief Operating Officer at Arkieva.
Supply Chain Digitalization
The Gartner supply chain study discusses the need for more planning digitalization. According to Gartner, “End users are increasingly thinking about the digitalization of their planning — including S&OP… Some vendors are responding better and faster to these emerging requirements than others. The emergence of the digital supply chain twin is a prime example.”
“At Arkieva we see the blending of physical and digital worlds as indicated in the Gartner report. Many Arkieva customers are using digital twins of their production facilities allowing for information transfer to the Arkieva Planning systems as-it-happens. We see this as a key competitive advantage that many of our customers are now utilizing. Integrated Planning systems play a big role in this in today’s supply chain technology era. Integrated Planning is a core feature that’s embedded in the Arkieva Supply Chain Planning Suite. Integrated systems lead to a synergized One-Plan Process, which in turn leads to the possibility for more digitalization and use of newer technologies like the Internet of Things, (IoT),” notes Georgi Genov, Chief Technology Officer, Arkieva.
About the Magic Quadrant
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At Arkieva we believe better planning starts with people. Not technology. So, we provide solutions. Not software. Enabled by your process. Not our specifications. Arkieva is a Full-Suite One-Plan S&OP Solution for synergized supply chain visibility that’s powered by your unique business.
With over 18,000 users worldwide using Arkieva in 250 unique applications, the Arkieva One-Plan Supply Chain Planning Software Suite offers an integrated solution for a synergized Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.
The Integrated S&OP management features of Arkieva include a Collaborative Demand Manager, Inventory Planner, Inventory Analyzer, Supply Planner (full optimization), Replenishment Planner, S&OP Central, and Finite Scheduler.
Arkieva is used in some of the world’s largest corporations, including Driscoll’s, Sunsweet Growers, Gates, Nouryon, Linde, Owens Corning, Hexion, Momentive, Advanced Drainage Systems, Continental Foods, SPI Pharma, Cytec, CF Industries, Escalade Sports, Lush, Cardone, Federal-Mogul, Wonderful brands, and Ontex.
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1 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, by Tim Payne, Amber Salley, Alex Pradhan. May 7, 2019.
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