NeoGrid, a global technology provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, has been listed as a sample vendor in the Gartner "Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning, 2014" report. NeoGrid was named in the Supply Chain Information Hub and Integration Brokerage categories. The Gartner Hype Cycle provides a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities.
Luiz Gripp, European COO, NeoGrid.
"We believe NeoGrid's inclusion in Gartner's report reinforces our vision to be recognised as a global leader in supply chain synchronisation," said Ricardo Gonçalves, CMO at NeoGrid. "In our opinion, it gives us confidence that our supply chain management solutions are enabling companies to effortlessly integrate with suppliers, distributors, retailers, government entities and business partners around the world."
As stated in the report, "Supply Chain Information Hubs aim to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility (E2ESCV), in other words, generate accurate, timely and complete views of plans, events and data (such as transactions, content and related information) within and across organisations and services operating supply chains to support collaborative planning and/or execution. Information hub technologies enable companies to capture the plans, events and data along their extended value chain in real time, laying the foundation for leveraging value-added capabilities."
Gartner also notes, "Integration Brokerage (IB) — often referred to as 'EDI managed services' or 'B2B integration outsourcing' — is a category of IT outsourcing for application and data integration projects. Defining characteristics of IB include multi-enterprise integration project implementation and managed services; a B2B network providing multilateral communication between a consolidated community of external business partners; and a scalable, cloud-based infrastructure that provides secure communications, data transformation, governance, etc."
In addition to being listed in the Hype Cycle for Supply Chain, NeoGrid entered Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Integration Brokerage in April 2014.
Luiz Gripp, NeoGrid European COO, said: "With increased globalisation and disparate information systems, collaboration is more important than ever. And visibility is not enough. Suppliers and retailers must plan together, diminishing the risk and maximising profit for both operations. Consumers might not buy again at the same store, if product availability is not a priority in the entire supply chain."
NeoGrid's supply chain solutions help companies achieve valuable insight through a single, integrated, cloud-based platform. This platform, or hub, allows all business partners to collaborate on the same information, where decision and actions are based on accurate, real-time and demand-driven data.