Demand Solutions Scores Apparel Industry Recognition

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Company is included in short list of leaders in textile and apparel merchandising

The Apparel Software Scorecard, the first software ranking of its kind in the apparel industry, includes Demand Solutions among a small number of industry leaders in the apparel business. The rankings, announced today, are based on votes from executives responsible for IT decisions. They provide a head-to-head comparison of top applications across all vertical functions within the apparel and soft goods industries.

"When we first spoke to soft good companies about point-of-sale analysis, manufacturers knew they had an opportunity to leverage retailer's data, but most had little idea where to begin," said Mike Campbell, president of Demand Management, Inc. "By blazing a trail to intelligently apply this voluminous data to current and future plans, we've helped Fortune 1000 companies make the most of their production runs and dramatically reduce returns and mark-downs."

Demand Solutions received its highest marks in functionality and quality of support. The software rated above the median for its strategic value, ROI, ease of integration and user friendliness. The company installs and supports DS One, a best-of-breed set of applications for forecasting, capacity planning, and sales and operations planning in a manufacturing environment. The company also has the industry's leading account management and point-of-sale analysis system, Demand Solutions Stores.

"Apparel Magazine has provided the inside perspective on the apparel market since 1959," said Susan Black, Apparel Magazine publisher. "The Apparel Software Scorecard is a natural extension to that insider perspective, providing an authoritative reference for the most effective and recognized vendor names across a wide range of functionalities. By its inclusion on the list, Demand Solutions has firmly established a footprint in the industry."

"There are a lot of important companies on the Apparel Software Scorecard that represent the best practices from textile production to merchandising," said Campbell. "With Demand Solutions recognized in the first-ever scorecard, it's clear that the industry is aware of the potential for point-of-sale analysis to distribute the best blend of merchandise to any region or retailer."

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