In part two of his white paper, Bob Ferrari, Vice President and Managing Director of The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, provides insights on items to consider when planning for IBP technology deployment, as well as specifics for SAP customers. (Read part I here.)
Ferrari also covers:
- Technology system support considerations
- How to complement the integrated planning process
- The supply chain and business planning applications support landscape
- Important user experience considerations.
Takeaways include how teams should ensure that any technology vendor being evaluated should have a proven track record, specific knowledge, specialization in business forecasting and advanced planning systems capability, and specific customer references attributing quicker time-to-value and user acceptance in regard to their implementation.
Vanguard Software has not only met each of these requirements, but set the bar. Vanguard Software has over 22 years of experience with a 99%+ customer retention rate. Vanguard’s IBP platform continues to evolve and include more features, based on customer and market feedback.
Bob Ferrari is the Vice President and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, as well as the Founder and Executive Editor of the popular Internet and well-read blog Supply Chain Matters.
About Vanguard Software
Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard Software’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP), forecasting and advanced analytic cloud platform. Vanguard Software is based in Cary, North Carolina.