i2 Decisions Partners with Vanguard Software

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Vanguard Software today announced a strategic partnership with i2 Decisions to deliver next-generation Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and advanced-analytic forecasting solutions.

Vanguard Software is an advanced analytics software company that develops and sells integrated business forecasting and planning (IBP) applications globally. Vanguard’s cloud platform incudes applications for sales, operations, finance, S&OP, and enterprise IBP processes.

With a focus on strategic talent offshoring, i2 Decisions delivers consulting services and solutions that span data management, web analytics, visualization, and machine learning (Chatbot, natural language processing (NLP), predictive modeling, and more). They are a subsidiary of Illinois-based Ameex Technologies Corp., which provides IT consulting and development services for e-commerce and decision-automation solutions.

“We wanted to bring Vanguard Software into our solution mix because they have a truly best-of-breed forecasting and planning platform with user-focused business applications,” said Prathap Venkatesan, Co-Founder and CEO of i2 Decisions. “We believe Vanguard Software will improve our clients’ business performance and strengthen our go-to-market offering.”

As part of the agreement, i2 Decisions becomes a licensed, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) within Vanguard Software’s globally expanding partner network, a program that Venkatesan describes as “truly partner focused.”

For Vanguard, the partnership increases its presence in IT consulting and development circles and should help increase market awareness and sales volumes internationally.

“We’re honored to have such a reputable team representing us in their markets and communicating our value,” said Neal Goffman, Vanguard’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About i2 Decisions

i2 Decisions helps clients combine insights from data with human intuition to not only create, but also consume the most effective analytical decisions relevant to their businesses. Clients across multiple industry verticals use i2 Decisions’ expertise in various analytical tools and technologies.They are headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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 the Vanguard Predictive Planning™ platform to reduce overstocks, optimize inventory distribution, reduce supply costs with an agile platform based on advanced algorithmic modeling. Based in Cary, North Carolina, Vanguard Software makes every supply chain more resilient through better forecasting, scheduling, and replenishment.