The Supply Chain Has Transformed, So Must Your Approach to Supply Chain Software

Focus on the Capabilities that Drive Business Outcomes

It is impossible to get complete and accurate information about opportunities and risks to the business, and more important, to manage operations in the most effective manner using disparate legacy supply chain software solutions based on planning optimization models and fixed, sequential processes.

RapidResponse offers the analytical depth and speed that can take both supply chain planning and supply chain response cycles from days and weeks to mere hours and minutes, while simultaenously improving business outcomes.

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RapidResponse® powers the underlying capabilities essential to making short-term to long-term demand and supply balancing decisions across the enterprise.

These capabilities support the configuration of departmental, functional, or user specific supply chain planning and analysis needs. 

The breakthrough value of RapidResponse is in the combination of capabilities. It is the delivery of the full and unified set of capabilities which sets the RapidResponse architecture apart from other supply chain solutions.

Supply Chain Technology Functions

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Single Product

A Single Supply Chain Planning Software System

Single Data Model

A Single Supply Chain In-Memory Database and Analytics Engine

Single User Interface

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RapidResponse is uniquely architected to deliver configurable supply chain planning applications that combine information, capabilities and people for holistic coordination of an enterprise's operations.

The Results?


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RapidResponse integrates data and mimics the analytical behavior of many ERP systems, resulting in a complete representation of the supply chain and clear identification of cause and effect.


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The core of RapidResponse is an in-memory database engine designed for speed and simulation, driving quick and accurate answers to stakeholders.


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The extensible UI and data model is designed to address complex business pains, but with a simplified and configurable architecture.

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Power Up Your Supply Chain
With an Agile Planning and Analytics Layer

RapidResponse adds a highly-configurable planning and supply chain analytics layer to your operations without having to re-architect your systems environment.

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 supply chain software applications that solve point agendas and that are loosely tied together, if at all; or
  • a proliferating collection of Excel spreadsheets that offer flexibility, but suffer from serious limitations in reliability, scalability, and collaboration.

With RapidResponse you don't have to make a choice between reliability and flexibility. RapidResponse provides a planning system of record that is sound, scalable and configurable. The data has integrity and ties back to the foundational transactional systems, but the functionality can be quickly adjusted to support new supply chain processes and priorities.  

An agile supply chain that can respond to unexpected change and volatile customer demands necessitates a supporting supply chain software solution that is equally as agile.


Qualcomm - Using RapidResponse as the Supply Chain Planning Engine for the Company

Qualcomm - RapidResponse for Supply Chain Software Flexibility and Scalability

TriQuint - RapidResponse Extends SAP

Varian (now Applied Materials) - Kinaxis as an Innovation Leader

Prana - RapidResponse as a Flexible Supply Chain Platform

Doug Colbeth - Responding to Change Requires a Different Supply Chain Solution Architecture

Duncan Klett - The Limitations of Supply Chain Planning Optimization

Given a general-purpose in-memory database engine, it’s possible to envision a company – or more likely, a systems integrator – building the advanced supply chain planning tools needed to make use of this technology. However, the cost of building, maintaining, and upgrading that environment would be greater than most companies could bear, and the likelihood is slim to none that such a purpose-built system would be able to support the breadth of technical and business functionality that Kinaxis has been able to deliver with RapidResponse.

Joshua Greenbaum, Enterprise Applications Consulting