Why S&OP and Integrated Business Planning Start with the Cloud

As we noted in our last article, Gartner has found that the public cloud market is doubling every four years. And because IT spending is only increasing by 2.2 percent per year, we know that companies in all industries are actually diverting their IT budgets from traditional IT to the cloud.

Still, I can understand why manufacturers and distributors—typically conservative businesses—might…

How the Cloud Has Changed the Game in Supply Chain Planning

The old barriers are gone. Suddenly, anything seems possible.

Even five years ago, starting a manufacturing or distribution business—or aggressively growing an existing one—meant making a major financial commitment to computing technology.

You couldn’t think in terms of, “How soon can we get this product line on the shelves?” Instead, you had to ask, “How long will it take to purchase…

What Is Important In Data Visualization Software?

Data is important in all aspects of decision-making in business, but data is not always user-friendly. Many people find raw numbers and columns and rows on spreadsheets to be overwhelming and impossible to decipher, so finding a way to present data in a way that makes sense is an important part of effective reporting.

In the past, creating a representation of data in visible forms such as…

Is Your Production Management Software Up To Par?

Too often companies jump into making a decision on software in their company due to a lack of time spent in the essential process of consideration of needs. This is typically the case with production management software when business owners may be in a hurry to make a selection, or may not understand the full scope of what well-designed software can offer.

At Demand Solutions, we design…