Nucleus Research Releases 2023 Warehouse Management Systems Technology Value Matrix

November 15, 2023

Leaders in the WMS space include Blue Yonder, Infor, Manhattan Associates, One Network, Oracle, and SAP.

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are essential tools for organizations seeking to enhance warehouse efficiency, reduce operational costs, and elevate customer service by providing solutions that help optimize inventory management and streamline order fulfillment.

“Nucleus has noticed three specific trends surfacing from the warehouse management space. As costs rise and third-party logistics providers and distributors face margin pressures, they transition from simple ‘box movers’ to taking over ownership functions, such as planning and inventory management. This strategic service shift enhances customer relationships, making these organizations more integral to their clients’ operations,” said Research Analyst Charles Brennan. “There is also increased focus on optimizing and orchestrating warehouse robotics and automation. These technologies are now tightly integrated with WMS, facilitating faster and more accurate order fulfillment while reducing labor costs. Additionally, Warehouse Execution Systems are gaining prominence as an essential trend within WMS technology, allowing organizations to test, trial, and change process automation at a more suitable pace for its operation without the risk of long integration exercises.”

Leading vendors in this year’s Value Matrix are tailoring development towards warehouse optimization, empowering companies to handle direct-to-consumer e-commerce, omnichannel models, and global logistics requirements.

Leaders in this year’s Value Matrix deliver advanced functionality without sacrificing ease-of-use at scale. These include Blue Yonder, Infor, Manhattan Associates, One Network, Oracle and SAP.

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 Körber, Reply, and Tecsys.

Facilitators in this year’s Value Matrix deliver value through greater ease of use and quick implementation. These include Made4Net, Microsoft, and Savant.

Core Providers deliver core capabilities with faster and less expensive adoption. This year’s Value Matrix Core Providers are Erhardt Partner Group (E.P.G.), Logiwa, Mantis, NorthStar, and Softeon.

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


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Morgan Whitehead

Nucleus Research