Consolidate Planning and Response Management Functions in One Cloud-Based Offering
Ultimately, managing your business comes down to balancing demand and supply factors across all areas of the business — whether that be within supply chain management, human resources, finance or any other corporate function.
RapidResponse® is a single product (using one code base) that powers the underlying technology capabilities essential to making demand and supply balancing decisions across the enterprise.
The following core capabilities create a control tower foundation on which many business applications — supply and capacity planning, demand planning, S&OP, supplier collaboration, integrated project management, profitability management — can be deployed rapidly and effectively using a common data model and user interface. These capabilities support the configuration of departmental, functional, or user specific analytical and reporting needs.
It is impossible to get reliable and real-time information about risks to the business, and more important, to course correct in a meaningful and rapid manner, using disparate legacy technology solutions.
In an environment where things change fast and customers expect instant answers, RapidResponse is uniquely architected to deliver a control tower solution that integrates information, capabilities and people for holistic coordination of an enterprise's operations.
RapidResponse is founded on a single product with a single code-stream. This provides a distinct advantage over the alternatives of an assortment of ERP bolt-on modules or standalone software applications that solve point agendas and that are loosely tied together, if at all. Or alternatively, a proliferating collection of Excel spreadsheets that offer flexibility, but suffer from serious limitations in reliability, scalability, and collaboration.
The information flow latency—and therefore decision latency—in these environments is enormous. In today's dynamic market, you must be able to evaluate situations in seconds, not hours or days. When analysis is too difficult to perform and takes too long, it simply doesn't happen. The end result is that you struggle to get alignment of demand and supply, because agility and adaptability are nearly impossible to achieve.
With RapidResponse you don't have to make a choice between reliability and flexibility. RapidResponse provides control tower solutions that are reliable, stable, and scalable. The data has integrity and ties back to the formal systems of record, but the functionality can be quickly adjusted to support new processes and priorities.
- Improved business alignment among related (but previously siloed) functions
- Compressed time to identify plan deviations, and to make critical course corrections
- Diminished risk and improved compliance
- Elimination of point solutions, along with the associated maintenance costs
- Reduced reliance on Excel spreadsheets
- Improved system reliability with a simplified and consistent architecture
- Increased ability to scale and mature business processes