Nucleus Research just released its Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2019, a report that assesses the state of the control tower market and provides an overview of 12 vendors based on a combination of functionality and usability. Nucleus Research cites the ability of our machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to review historical performance data and provide a larger contextual picture when exceptions in the supply chain network arise as key capabilities when ranking technology solutions in its 2019 Control Tower Technology Value Matrix. The research firm named Kinaxis® a leader for the value it delivers to customers with its RapidResponse® platform and suite of applications that provide planners with a real-time view of an organization’s entire ecosystem, eliminating silos between functional groups within a company, as well as an extended view outside the company’s four walls. The report, which provides a complete assessment of the state of the control tower market, ranks Kinaxis highest on the usability axis, noting the practical application of technology and ease of use as central strategic tenets, delivering a solution that resonates with customers that have often been bogged down with legacy solutions and internal silos. According to Nucleus, the Kinaxis control tower provides visuals, tuning and optimization, and collaboration tools “to gain insights into opportunities, with a roadmap planned to expand to command and control capabilities.” In its analysis, the report recognizes RapidResponse as one of the leading solutions in the control tower market. The report highlights our focus on delivering the Self-Healing Supply Chain™ with its planning engine, a feature designed to improve collaboration and integration of external data. The report highlights a key area of investment for Kinaxis – the expansion of the RapidResponse platform. The report states that this investment enables customers to import and build more visualizations, machine learning models, and create algorithms is on the RapidResponse roadmap. Finally, the report asserts that “As Kinaxis continues to expand its solution to deliver greater functionality and more capabilities in supply chain execution, Nucleus expects the vendor’s position in future versions of the Value Matrix to improve.” For insight into all 12 ranked vendors in the Nucleus Research Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2019 and the complete analysis of our leadership position, download your complimentary copy of the report now.