Kinaxis named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

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We’re pleased to share news of Gartner’s most recent research, the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. On the strength of feedback from our customer community, Kinaxis has been named a Leader for the third consecutive time, which we believe validates our holistic approach to supply chain planning, which connects customer data, processes and people across the entire network. According to Gartner, a sales and operations planning (S&OP) Systems of Differentiation (SOD) “is a software solution that helps to enable a Stage 4, or possibly higher, maturity S&OP process,”1 enabling unique company processes or industry-specific capabilities. Gartner recommends the solution include each of the following 13 key capabilities, each of which Kinaxis recognized as a Leader:

  • Collaboration support — moving more toward a multi-enterprise environment
  • Hierarchy/translation management — e.g., aggregating/disaggregating, switching from units to financial units of measure (UOMs)
  • Process management — including templating, assumption management and auditing
  • Tight integration to SCP SORs — supporting active decision making in the S&OP process
  • Integration to other SODs — either directly or via an SOR, e.g., CRM, strategic corporate performance management (CPM), business intelligence (BI), multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO)
  • Supply chain modeling to support creating scenarios
  • Scenario planning and management — including the versioning and socialization of scenarios
  • Solution configurability
  • Support for global deployments — including planning speed and scalability
  • Financial impact analysis and planning — including predictive financial reports
  • Performance management and analytics — including scorecards and dashboards
  • Simple user experience — including use of Excel as a UI and/or mobility to aid use/access
  • Project planning — support for new product introduction (NPI)/product reviews and other supply chain initiatives

The report evaluated a total of 20 vendors, Kinaxis was recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Leaders’s quadrant.

Download the Gartner report to:

  • Get Gartner’s perspective on the state of the sales and operations Systems of Differentiation market
  • Understand how Kinaxis is positioned compared to other supply chain planning vendors
  • And ultimately, select the platform that’s right for your organization

To access the complete guidance, download the Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.




[1] Payne, T., Pradhan, A., & Salley, A., Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Gartner Inc., May 2019
Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Tim Payne, Amber Salley, Alex Pradhan, 7 May 2019 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, 21 August 2018, Amber Salley | Tim Payne | Alex Pradhan

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