Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Blue Ridge, a leading provider of SaaS inventory optimization and analytics solutions recognized for enabling supply chain excellence, recently introduced a better way for organizations to understand and use information captured from their software solutions. The game-changing capability is an innovative dashboard that allows users to:
Although demand planning, replenishment and other supply-chain activities are data rich functions, Blue Ridge recognized the need to offer more accessible analytics. There is a growing demand to evolve analytics tools into vital knowledge assets that not only present data, but also make it relevant to the business process at hand.
The company is constantly searching for opportunities to give the most value to its customers. “We saw what the competition was offering and knew there was room to improve,” said CEO Greg White, “There is a lot of information available, but legacy solutions created a ‘data jail’ so that if you lacked the technical ability to extract data, no amount of business knowledge could enable you to use it. So, we embedded analytics in our solution, and we also integrated to select competitive products to improve decision-making for those users as well.”
The new dashboard is another step towards coupling business intelligence into an open, integrated platform. The new visualization features allow business-line users not only to analyze data through best-practice metrics but also to customize analytics in order to quickly see what is most actionable within their supply-chain.
“As the need to make conscious choices and understand performance measurements continues to grow, new solutions are evolving to deliver BI capabilities to more than just a handful of users who have the technical and business literacy to exploit the tools,” stated Kevin Sterneckert, Gartner vice president for consumer value chain research. “The leaders in supply chain have sustained their position because, in part, they use embedded analytics to make faster and better decisions.”
Blue Ridge currently offers the analytics solution embedded in the company’s own forecasting, planning and replenishment solutions, and also as a stand-alone with pre-built integrations to other key retail supply-chain solutions.
About Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge leads the way in enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service supply chain solutions. Blue Ridge solutions and services turn inventory investments into cash flow and revenue generation opportunities. The company’s robust cloud-based solutions deliver a tightly-integrated, yet flexible architecture for demand analytics, forecasting, planning, replenishment, SKU rationalization and other demand-driven optimization solutions to provide a sound foundation on which companies can solidify and enhance their supply chain initiatives. To find out why global supply chain leaders such as CVS, Shamrock Foods, CRP Industries, Europris, Home Hardware, Martin Brothers and Burris Logistics trust Blue Ridge and its unmatched expertise to be their inventory alignment partner, visit http://www.blueridgeinventory.com