Nucleus Research Releases 2023 Supply Chain Planning Technology Value Matrix

March 28, 2023

Leaders in the SCP market include Blue Yonder, CCH Tagetik SCP, GAINSystems, Infor, John Galt Solutions, Kinaxis, and One Network Enterprises.

Over the past year, there has been an influx of first-time buyers in the Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market, specifically small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs). Previously reserved for large enterprises with the resources and bandwidth to entertain long-tailed projects, SMBs now make up most of all new SCP solution sales.

“Nucleus has observed that these new SCP buyers are prioritizing manageable total cost of ownership, fast time-to-value, and ease of use and administration,” said Research Manager Isaac Gould. “With the new buying persona in mind, many SCP vendors have geared product development and service to capture the SMB market.”

Leading vendors have aimed to reduce complexity and accelerate time-to-value with pre-built industry or use-case specific templates and workflows. Nucleus has observed a shortening of typical implementations from over nine months to under six. Vendors also offer modular deployments that allow customers to address outstanding pain points before implementing more complex functionality, accelerating time-to-value.

Leaders in this year’s Value Matrix deliver advanced functionality without sacrificing ease-of-use at scale. These include Blue Yonder, CCH Tagetik SCP, GAINSystems, Infor, John Galt Solutions, Kinaxis, and One Network Enterprises.

The Experts in this year’s Value Matrix are organizations that deliver value to customers with complex use cases through deep functionality and industry-specific capabilities. These include E2open, Manhattan Associates, o9 Solutions, and ToolsGroup.

Facilitators in this year’s Value Matrix deliver value through greater ease of use and quick implementation. These include Anaplan, Blue Ridge, Board, Logility, and MPO.

Core Providers deliver core capabilities for those organizations looking for a straightforward solution with quick time-to-value. This year’s Value Matrix Core Providers are Alloy, Coupa, QAD, Smart Software, and Valizant.

To download the full 2023 SCP Technology Value Matrix, click here.

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Morgan Whitehead
Nucleus Research