We are pleased to announce that due to the amazing support of Arkieva customers, Arkieva has been named as Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System of Differentiation (SOD). This is the third time that Arkieva has been positioned on the Gartner S&OP SOD Magic Quadrant. The report evaluated different software vendors on 13 key capabilities.

These 13 key capability areas evaluated by Gartner are:

  1. Collaboration support
  2. Hierarchy/translation management
  3. Process management
  4. Tight integration to SCP SORs
  5. Integration to other SODs
  6. Supply chain modeling to support creating scenarios
  7. Scenario planning and management
  8. Solution configurability
  9. Support for global deployments
  10. Financial impact analysis and planning
  11. Performance management and analytics
  12. Simple user experience
  13. Project planning

Download Your Complimentary Report of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation.

Understanding the Gartner Magic Quadrants for Supply Chain Planning

If you are new to the Gartner Supply Chain Magic Quadrants, here’s the quick overview. There are two types of Gartner Magic Quadrants for Supply Chain Planning. Gartner publishes the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SOR) and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System of Differentiation (SOD).

What’s the difference between the different supply chain magic quadrants?

Gartner defines Supply Chain Planning System of Record as “the foundational planning layer that supports the “integrate” maturity stage (Stage 3 in Gartner’s five-stage maturity model) of demand and supply planning processes today and in the future. 1

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation is defined by Gartner as “a software solution that helps to enable a Stage 4 (or possibly higher) maturity S&OP process.2

Gartner’s five-stage maturity model for sales and Operations Planning

To understand what this means clearly, let’s look at the Gartner maturity stages. Gartner has a five-stage maturity model for sales and operations planning:

  • Stage 1: React
  • Stage 2: Anticipate
  • Stage 3: Integrate
  • Stage 4: Collaborate
  • Stage 5: Orchestrate

As indicated by the names of the different stages, as you move along the stages you advance in supply chain planning functionality. At a stage 1 maturity, you are more reactive in nature and are less likely to have integrated systems. At stage 2, you move from a reactive planning process to an anticipatory planning process. Where you can more proactively respond to changes in the marketplace. At a stage 3 maturity, your systems are more integrated setting the stage for a stage 4 maturity where you can collaborate better across cross-functional teams. At a stage 5 maturity, you expand your horizon even more by looking at planning in a more holistic way across your entire network and cross-enterprise.

Gartner MAGIC QUADRANT SUPPLY CHAIN - SYSTEM OF DIFFERENTIATION

Improving Your S&OP Maturity with Arkieva

Generally, vendors evaluated in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for S&OP SOD are poised for advanced planning as your business continues to grow in S&OP maturity. We are proud of the fact that we provide robust Sales and Operations Planning solutions for all stages of the S&OP Maturity Process. The Arkieva One-Plan S&OP Software solution suite provides an integrated approach to supply chain planning. By virtue of this, implementing Arkieva’s integrated Solutions will land you close to, if not exactly, at a stage 3 maturity. Therefore, giving you the competitive edge needed to continue improving.

Take on Your Supply Chain Planning Challenge

At Arkieva we’ve had a singular focus on Supply Chain Planning for many years now. This focus provides us with a unique proposition to tackle some of the most complex supply chain planning challenges.

We can’t wait for you to take the spotlight and lead supply chain innovation with Arkieva. The question remains, what could a better planning process mean to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

1 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, by Amber Salley, Tim Payne, Alex Pradhan. August 21, 2018.

2 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, by Tim Payne, Amber Salley, Alex Pradhan. May 7, 2019.

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