Blue Ridge Listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Retail Forecasting and Replenishment Solutions

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Gartner lists Cloud supply chain planning and inventory optimization company, Blue Ridge as a representative vendor in Market Guide for Retail Forecasting and Replenishment Solutions.

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The Gartner Market Guide is valuable market insight and recognizes key trends such as the growing adoption of Cloud technology and the need for end to end multichannel capabilities.

Blue Ridge, a global leader in Cloud supply chain planning solutions, announced today its inclusion in the Gartner research report, “Market Guide for Retail Forecasting and Replenishment Solutions,” published by Gartner, written by Research VP Mike Griswold on October 30, 2014. The report analyzes the capabilities and market coverage of 21 retail forecasting and replenishment technology providers.

Gartner observed that the adoption of Cloud technology continues to rise. “The market direction regarding deployment options continues to follow the more traditional behind-the-firewall approach. However, SaaS and cloud-based SaaS continue to intrigue retailers as deployment alternatives. Traditional behind-the-firewall providers now offer SaaS solutions, and pure SaaS alternatives continue to enter the market. Retailers’ adoption of cloud-based solutions grew by 20%, compared with last year’s responses, but retailers still remain cautious. While almost all providers possess some form of SaaS-based offer, only slightly more than half have cloud-based SaaS customers.” Blue Ridge is part of a smaller class of providers that have Cloud-based SaaS offerings.

The Market Guide serves as a reference for companies looking for Forecasting and Replenishment solutions. According to the report, “This research assesses the retail forecasting and replenishment market to guide retail supply chain leaders' technology investments.” The Market Guide provides understanding of:

  •     Vendors in Their Segment of Retail
  •     Vendor Customers by revenue
  •     Vendor Coverage by Retail Segment
  •     Vendor Coverage by Retail Segment and Geography
  •     Vendor Customers by Geography
  •     Vendor Software Deployment Alternatives

Blue Ridge is honored to be included as a representative vendor in this year’s Retail Market Guide. Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge, commented, “The Gartner Market Guide is valuable market insight and recognizes key trends such as the growing adoption of Cloud technology and the need for end to end multichannel capabilities.” He went on to say, “It’s an honor to be included in this research as it recognizes the immense benefit Retailers can gain with strong demand planning capabilities.”

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Cloud supply chain planning and analytics solutions provide next-level visibility and precision in demand forecasting, planning and replenishment to retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. By optimizing product availability, inventory, and logistics costs, these companies increase cash flow by 50% or more and improve sales by double-digits, while stabilizing or even reducing inventory up to 30%. Blue Ridge demand-driven solutions can be implemented in as little as 90 days and scaled to the most complex supply chains. For more information, visit http://www.blueridgeinventory.com.

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