Demand Solutions Reveals the Future of Forecasting

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Demand Solutions Pipeline Delivers Simple and Accessible Supply Chain Management Platform

Demand Management, Inc. broke new ground in the collaboration arena today with the introduction of Demand Solutions Pipeline, a demand-driven application that provides secure, encrypted access to supply chain data anywhere, anytime.

Collaboration took a giant step forward today with Pipeline, said Demand Management President Bill Harrison. With minimal training anyone in the enterprise can manage their own subset of the forecast and slice and dice projections on a laptop whether theyre connected to the Internet or not. Pipeline allows sales personnel, independent sales representatives, distributors, customer service personnel, marketing managers and product managers to collaborate as never before.

The Web-enabled Pipeline presents product information in an intuitive tree-and-branch representation using plain-language terms, not cryptic item numbers. Users can review entire product families or any other desired category by history, forecast, customer forecast, budget or capacity. Information can by organized by business unit, market segment or sales category, depending on the needs of the individual user. Forecast contributors can attach notes to individual cells or entire categories or time periods. The platform offers unprecedented integration for forecasting specialists, materials managers and sales people in the field, and can easily be configured for executive dashboard requirements.

Harrison said that adoption rates will skyrocket because information is displayed the way people think. Pipeline makes it possible to mix and match units, sales dollars or margin dollars in the same display, Harrison said. It is possible to aggregate, adjust and prorate an item, family or product line in just two clicks. We know of no other forecasting platform that offers this level of sophistication combined with ease of use.

Built on MS SQL server technology, Pipeline is fully integrated with the Demands Solutions forecasting and demand planning applications and extends ROI to existing Demand Solutions users. Pipeline supports critical demand management procedures, creating additional value in processes that have otherwise peaked.

Demand Solutions Pipeline is available immediately.  To find the Demand Solutions representative nearest you, visit http://www.demandsolutions.com/global.
 

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. is a global resource for software, support, services and training for maximizing profits in manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. More global supply chains depend on DMIs Demand Solutions than any other system for forecasting, demand planning and point-of-sale analysis. For more information on Demand Management, visit demandsolutions.com. DMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), which is a majority owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA).

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