Gartner positions @logistics Reply in 'Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems'

@logistics Reply, a Reply Group company specialising in the planning and development of integrated Supply Chain Execution solutions (SCM), has been placed within the 'Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems 2012' by ICT Analyst, Gartner.


In arriving at this decision, Gartner recognised @logistics Reply's established presence in the European market; its significant number of references across the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and fashion sectors; a proven offering for both 'on premise' (Click Reply) as well as 'on demand' (SideUp Reply); and many years of experience in managing advanced logistics processes.

The fact that @logistics Reply is a member of a European group like Reply (a leading supplier of services for Consultancy, System Integration, Application Management, and Business Process Outsourcing), was a determining factor in qualifying.

"To have been placed by Gartner in the 'Magic Quadrant' for Warehouse Management solutions is a source of great pride for us, says Domenico Piantelli, Senior Partner of Reply. "For years we have been involved in the logistics sector, providing leading-edge solutions and working closely with major global companies."

Continues Mr Piantelli: "This recognition is a further incentive for us to continue to invest to support the requirements of companies using our Supply Chain Execution solutions globally; and to do this to the best of our ability."

The Supply Chain market, has been defined by Gartner as an 'emerging' market, referring to the need for companies to implement solutions that ensure a real convergence of strategies, and Supply Chain Execution processes and applications, in the light of annual projected growth rates of 20% up until 2016.1

@logistics Reply offers Warehouse Management Solutions, 'on premise' as well as using SaaS. The company boasts international references, including: Fiat Group Automobiles, Fiat Industrial, Benetton Group, Barilla, Geodis Wilson, Diesel, and Ceva Logistics.

Click Reply provides a Supply Chain Execution solution that is geared towards process management for Inventory, Warehouse, Transportation, and Order Fulfillment. The solution architecture is entirely services-oriented, based on open standards, and can be integrated with ERP systems as well as with SCM and MES systems. Click Reply allows a wide range of devices to be used to read and write tags, based on RFID technology in addition to the more traditional devices of detecting barcodes and voice recognition.

SideUp Reply provides a Warehouse Management solution that focuses on process management for Inventory, Warehouse, and Order Management. The solution, based entirely on Cloud Computing, can be integrated with ERP systems as well as with SCM and MES systems. SideUp Reply is particularly relevant to companies that need to implement Warehouse Management solutions in a limited time or for specific periods. Compared to a traditional warehouse management system, SideUp Reply™ is used directly over the internet, on a 'pay per use' basis, related to actual consumption.

1 Gartner Predicts 2012: Global Logistics

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