SignalDemand and Virtual Consulting International Partner to bring Advanced Analytics to the Natural Resources Industry

Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from SignalDemand

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SignalDemand® today announced that they have formed a global partnership with Virtual Consulting International (VCI) to deliver SignalDemand's predictive analytics and optimization software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to companies in the natural resources industry. This strategic partnership will provide natural resources companies with innovative, advanced mathematical solutions that will enable them to more quickly make more profitable day-to-day decisions around product pricing, mix and supply.

"Once SignalDemand decided to enter the natural resources market, we sought a well respected consulting partner in that sector," said Mike Neal, president and founder of SignalDemand.  "As an established, best-in-class consulting organization focused on natural resources, we knew that VCI was the perfect choice. Our partnership enables us to capitalize on their position as the preeminent management consulting firm in natural resources to facilitate a rapid, efficient entry into the market."

VCI works collaboratively with top level executives within the natural resources industry with a special focus on innovation, scenario based strategy development, organization redesign and turn-around solutions.  Under the partnership agreement, VCI will facilitate the delivery of the SignalDemand advanced analytics and econometric models to their global customer base in the natural resources market, as well as to new customer prospects. VCI will not only help SignalDemand identify the best opportunities to create value with SignalDemand technology in natural resources, but will also participate directly in implementations. This partnership provides the global natural resources industry with a new level of foresight and precision for making critical business decisions in a rapidly changing world.

"There is a significant, unrealized need for technologically advanced, science-based price optimization software solutions like those offered by SignalDemand within the natural resources market," said Graeme Stanway, Partner at VCI. "This partnership creates a compelling value proposition for our customers. It enables us to deliver a unique solution that will have an immediate positive impact on the bottom line of our natural resources clients around the globe."

About Virtual Consulting International

Virtual Consulting International (VCI) is a management consultancy servicing the natural resources industry.  Our pre-eminent position in this sector is a result of our unique industry knowledge, broad network, combined with best-in-class multi-disciplinary teams and a powerful suite of products.

VCI's core offerings are targeted at C-suite level problems faced by natural resource companies globally and includes: dynamic strategy; organisational architecture; and open systems innovation.  For more information, please visit

About SignalDemand

SignalDemand provides predictive analytics and optimization for commodity-based value chains. Through on-demand software and services, SignalDemand delivers real-time recommendations to help make complex price, mix, supply and purchasing decisions across products, customers, channels and suppliers.

SignalDemand's recognition includes being named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Manufacturing" Report and was the only on-demand pricing company recognized by JMP Securities' "Hot 100" list of private companies. Companies such as Cargill, ConAgra, Fonterra, JBS, Sobeys, Sysco, Teys Brothers, BJs, Farmland Foods and Hormel rely on SignalDemand for immediate and ongoing improvement of financial performance. For more information, please visit

SignalDemand is a registered trademark of SignalDemand.

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