Extreme Networks

Cutting through the complexity that comes with acquisitions and rapid growth.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks was the 13th largest company in the software-driven network solutions market. Just a few years later, it had leapt to the number-three position – and with continued expansion, the company’s climb is far from over. To manage the supply chain complexity resulting from such rapid growth, Extreme Networks turned to Kinaxis.

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The Challenge and Benefit

In the space of nine months, through a number of acquisitions, Extreme Networks grew from a $500-million company to a $1-billion company with 3,000 employees and more than 30,000 customers around the world. The acquired companies came with their own systems and processes, making data sharing a challenge. The only way to share data between some systems was to download it into spreadsheets and then upload it into another system.

One of Extreme Networks’ acquisitions was of Avaya’s networking assets. Avaya had been using Kinaxis RapidResponse for years. The team at Extreme Networks knew almost immediately they had found the solution they had been looking for. Once the company decided to switch to RapidResponse, it was all in. Contract agreements with some of the acquired companies made it necessary to prepare for implementation within a year and go live all at once.

End-to-end visibility with RapidResponse
Kinaxis was a tool that allowed us to see just everything from our supply base, our customer base and our demand planning in a single platform.

Extreme Networks saw great results – you can too

Kinaxis delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across your integrated business planning and digital supply chain.

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