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Kinaxis Positioned as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

May 14, 2019

Kinaxis recognized for the third consecutive time in Leaders quadrant for completeness of vision and ability to execute

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the leader in empowering people to make confident supply chain decisions, today announced the company has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Systems of Differentiation (SOD) for the third consecutive time1. In this report, Gartner analyzes supply chain planning software solutions that enable a Stage 4 or higher S&OP maturity process. A complimentary copy of the report can be downloaded from Kinaxis.

With customers and partners in every region around the globe, Kinaxis provides a unique concurrent end-to-end planning solution for a wide range of vertical markets. Kinaxis was also recently named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

"Kinaxis has a strong history of market leadership and innovation around digital transformations," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "Our pioneering concurrent planning technique and digital supply chain twin capabilities give companies the power to instantly and continuously balance every aspect of their end-to-end supply chains, and immediately see and understand the potential financial and functional impact of changes." 

Continued Sicard, "We continue to work in collaboration with our customers, partners and stakeholders on purposeful applications of artificial intelligence/machine learning, advanced analytics and prescriptive automation to enable confident, aligned decision-making in the multienterprise supply chain. As a result, we're able to deliver more value for our customers and empower them to accelerate their maturity journey."  

Gartner defines Stage 4 S&OP maturity as the "Collaborate" stage. The report states, "In this stage, the S&OP system creates a demand-driven, profitable supply response across the increasingly extended supply chain, taking into account internal resources and trading partner capabilities. Potential benefits are outside-in oriented and include improvements in gross margin, working capital and market share."

A single cloud-based SaaS platform, code base and user interface, RapidResponse integrates functional planning activities and ties them directly into the S&OP process. Planners can collaborate across functions and organizations and explore the financial and operational impacts of decisions quickly and collaboratively, helping companies make better trade-offs across competing metrics – both at the time of plan development or when mitigating risk due to unplanned events.

Kinaxis delivers S&OP capabilities that help customers:

  • Break down silos by planning concurrently across hierarchies, organizational boundaries and time horizons
  • Profitably change and shape forecast demand by aligning and balancing consensus demand and aggregate supply plans
  • Make confident decisions faster by evaluating multiple supply-demand balancing scenarios against key corporate metrics
  • Measure progress by setting and monitoring various financial targets and acceptable variability while maintaining S&OP assumptions

For further information, you can access a complimentary copy of the full Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Systems of Differentiation (SOD) report here.



Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation, T. Payne et al, May 7, 2019

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Amber Salley et al, August 21, 2018


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About Kinaxis Inc.
Eliminating volatility in your supply chain is impossible, but managing it is not. Trusted by top brands, Kinaxis® gives people the confidence to know they are making the best supply chain planning decisions to maximize business performance. We solve complex business problems in easy-to-understand ways by combining human and machine intelligence to plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. With the support of our community of supply chain experts and using our unique concurrent planning technique and single integrated planning platform, customers can realize higher revenue, lower costs and fewer risks. For more Kinaxis news, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements
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