Kinaxis Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

OTTAWA, Ontario, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a configurable cloud-based SCM and S&OP solution, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning (SCP) System of Record (SOR)."

According to Gartner, an SCP SOR is a planning platform that enables a company to create, manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across a supply chain — from demand plan creation through the supply-side response, and from detailed operational planning through tactical-level planning.1

The report positions vendors based on completeness of vision in the supply chain planning system of record market and on their ability to execute to that vision. The report states, "Leaders demonstrate strong SCP SOR vision and execution capabilities. They have an expansive set of functional capabilities spanning most, if not all, of the key functional modules of Gartner's SCP SOR reference model."  

"We believe this important recognition by Gartner underscores our success in helping clients achieve supply chain excellence through our transformational supply chain solution," said Douglas Colbeth, CEO, Kinaxis. "We differentiate ourselves in the market by offering a planning system of record founded on a single product, supported by a single data model and analytics engine. It is this breakthrough that enables companies to concurrently plan across functions and planning horizons, and facilitate continuous orchestration of their enterprise's operations. We are extremely proud to receive this third-party recognition."

Kinaxis RapidResponse provides integrated supply chain planning and analytics capabilities that create the foundation for managing multiple supply chain processes. Leveraging RapidResponse as a single supply chain planning system of record, companies can build an end-to-end supply chain management platform that link several business processes and expose the cross-functional impact and opportunity of decisions, thus ensuring effective alignment to strategic, operational, and tactical goals.

For further information, read our blog post. You can access the full 2014 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record report here.  To keep up to date on Kinaxis news and commentary, follow us on: Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, T. Payne, March 6, 2014

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