Nucleus Research just released its Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018, assessing the state of the control tower market and provides an overview of 13 vendors based on a combination of functionality and usability. Nucleus Research recognizes that real-time visibility remains the ultimate goal for the majority of companies and notes that the ability to connect planning with execution is one of the key drivers to success. The report also references how vendors are delivering tools that help organizations automate the more laborious tasks, allowing more time strategic decision making. In its analysis, the report recognizes Kinaxis RapidResponse® as one of the leading solutions in the control tower market. The report highlights our ability to deliver real-time planning capabilities, and specifically cites Kinaxis’ capabilities to connect planning with execution to help customers gain better visibility and control of their supply chain operations. Specifically, the report asserts, “Kinaxis has been investing in the connectivity of its platform to get data in and out of the planning system more easily and provide better visibility across the organization to users.” The report also notes that, “the vendor is investing in practical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology that enable the Self-Healing Supply Chain™.” The Self-Healing Supply Chain, released earlier this year, is designed to take the robot out of the human by removing repetitive tasks to allow planners to do what they do best – plan strategically. This, combined with our ongoing focus on enabling user adoption of new innovations and our ability to enable integration across any customer environment were cited as drivers behind the company’s recognition as a leader in the Matrix. For insight into all 13 ranked vendors in the Nucleus Research Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018 and the complete analysis of our leadership position, download your complimentary copy of the report now.