Inventory Planning Blog

Cloud Inventory Planning Has Many Advantages

Posted on Mon, May 06,2013@10:00 AM

How does optimizing your inventory planning impact your savings?

inventory planning, inventory optimization, Valogix, inventory management, SaaS, cloudAdvanced inventory planning and optimization software in the cloud not only automates the entire planning process, it dramatically increases the positive cash flow of a company. By smartly reducing inventory investment, reducing stockouts, decreasing expedited shipping costs, and reducing planning time all contribute to more available cash. Add to that increased sales and productivity and the gains will also lead to an improved competitive advantage.

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Making the Most of Your Most Valuable Asset – Your Inventory

Posted on Mon, Jan 21,2013@11:29 AM

For: E-Tailers – Wholesale Distributors – Retailers – Manufacturers – Aftermarket Service Companies – Maintenance and Repair Operations

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Expand Your Inventory Planning Workforce

Posted on Tue, Dec 04,2012@12:00 PM

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Inventory Planning Software has Soared to New Heights – The Cloud

Posted on Tue, Nov 13,2012@10:00 AM

inventory planning, SaaS, Cloud, Valogix, SAPCloud applications for business are becoming more plentiful.  Solutions specifically built for the web are in great demand around the world. Companies are deciding to employ a cloud model to reduce capital and operational expenditure, reduce costs, increase business agility, and boost their ability to deliver IT on demand. 

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SaaS is Growing and so is Inventory Management Software

Posted on Thu, Oct 25,2012@10:55 AM

Cloud, Saas, Valogix, inventory planningIn case you missed this SaaS growth projection by Gartner earlier this year. This is important news as SaaS growth helps fuel innovation and application development using the latest technology.

IDG News Service (Boston Bureau) March 27, 2012 — Global spending on SaaS (software as a service) will rise 17.9 percent this year to US$14.5 billion, according to figures released Tuesday by analyst firm Gartner.

The spending rise is attributable to greater familiarity with how SaaS works, growth in related PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, and IT budgeting considerations, Gartner research director Sharon Mertz said in a statement. SaaS products are typically sold via subscription, allowing companies to avoid large up-front licensing fees and capital costs.

North America is the most mature and largest SaaS market, expected to generate $9.1 billion in revenue this year, compared to $7.8 billion last year.

Western Europe's SaaS spending will generate more than $3.2 billion in 2012, up from $2.7 billion in 2011.
In the Asia-Pacific region, for which Gartner excludes Japan, SaaS revenue will jump from $730.9 million in 2011 to $934.1 million this year.

Japanese companies will spend $495.2 million on SaaS this year, compared to $427 million last year, Gartner said.

web based inventory management, valogix, Saas, SAPSaaS sales in Japan will be driven by CRM (customer relationship management) and collaboration software, "which already have actual demand," Gartner said. The 2011 earthquake has also raised interest in SaaS there as a possible defense against such natural disasters, according to the analyst firm.

SaaS spending in Latin America this year will be $419.7 million, compared to $331.1 million in 2011, Brazilian and Mexican companies will account for the majority of sales, with CRM, procurement and ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications the most popular choices, Gartner said.

Meanwhile, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa remain "small and emerging markets overall" with "ongoing infrastructure challenges," Gartner said.

Overall, the market growth predicted by Gartner can be attributed to both pure SaaS vendors such as Salesforce.com, which is predicting it will reach close to $3 billion in annual revenue during its fiscal 2013, as well as increased emphasis on SaaS by dominant on-premises application vendors like Oracle and SAP.

Those companies recently spent billions to respectively acquire Taleo and SuccessFactors, which compete in the HCM (human capital management) market.

HCM, Paas, SAP, Inventory Management Software, SaaSHCM is seen as an effective way for on-premises vendors to make inroads in the SaaS market. For one, many offerings focus on areas such as recruitment and learning and development. Those functions are adjacent to core human-resources functions like payroll, which are already handled at many companies by on-premises ERP systems.

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Cloud Integration - Flexibility for Web-Based Inventory Planning

Posted on Thu, May 10,2012@09:30 AM

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Inventory Planning for Spare Parts - Part 3

Posted on Tue, Apr 03,2012@12:12 PM

Spare parts have an important life cycle

The graphic below shows the important milestones in a part’s life cycle. These have an impact on inventory planning for each item.  This section examines how those milestones impact parts planning. Valogix Inventory Planning Time Line

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Inventory Planning for Spare Parts - Part 2

Posted on Tue, Mar 13,2012@10:03 AM

Multi-location inventory planning adds complexity.

Companies approach their parts inventory planning in many different ways - from seat of the pants guessing, to team collaboration, to spreadsheets that may invoke more team collaboration and manual changes, to forecasting software and some to advanced planning solutions. The more parts and locations you need to plan, the more complex.

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Inventory Planning for Spare Parts - Part 1

Posted on Wed, Mar 07,2012@09:50 AM

This will be the first in a series of articles covering spare parts inventory planning using advanced technology solutions.

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