The problem most supply chain management software buyers face is: how can I minimise the risk of choosing the wrong vendor?
One way of solving this problem is to look at the S&OP Magic Quadrant. However, this approach is fraught with risk. Lora Cecere, former Gartner Analyst and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, wrote that “if you follow the magic quadrant methodology, you have a strong likelihood to buy the wrong software product. (As a prior Gartner Analyst, I would give this a 95% probability).”
A better way to solve the problem is to test the software before you buy and that is what I-Plan Discovery allows you to do.
Fundamental to de-risking your purchasing decision, I-Plan Discovery provides key stakeholders with a clear proof of concept together with projected costs of implementation prior to having to make a final commitment.
This is the optimal way to undertake any digital transformation project and it speaks volumes about the confidence we have in I-Plan and the team entrusted to engineer and implement it.
Testing before buying is the obvious solution to the problem of de-risking purchasing decisions, yet it is rarely done. “There is a belief,” Lora Cecere concludes, “…that the supply chain planning solutions from ERP providers are adequate. For most they are not (and) the answer lies in testing”.