Supply Chain and Supply Management
With the advent of SaaS, Cloud computing and SOA, IT organizations have an alternative to leverage best of breed solutions unlike earlier, when the only option was to implement a monolithic ERP solution. Today, CIOs can gain a stronger competitive advantage from specific vertically oriented, on demand solutions – integrated in real time using the SOA fabric in the cloud. Typical SaaS solutions span ERP, CRMs, supplier management, supply chain, supplier management, HRMS and many other functions.
Additionally, as supply chain complexity is rising, due to globalization and the need to manage supplier intelligence through supplier information management (SIM) systems, companies are looking for simple integration requirements and solution simplicity; companies are looking to deploy SCM tools with short implementation times and rapid payback. Vendors in SCM and SIM areas are moving toward providing SaaS models. According to Aberdeen, the total cost of ownership (TCO) with SaaS can be 20 to 30 percent lower than with an on-premise model. This is a significant change for the vendors of supply chain software. They need to adapt their thinking, delivery model and software in order to deliver their software as a service.
InfoStretch has significant experience working with SCM and SIM in the SaaS model, as well as with the in-premise model. SCM and SIM firms have an acute data integration need. InfoStretch has experience in building integration solutions using technologies and standards such as Rosettanet, ebXML and EDI. Our experienced professional services teams make on boarding of a trading partner for a supply chain company cost efficient and at much reduced time to market. InfoStretch also has significant experience with implementation. We can efficiently map customer business processes to SaaS software vendor’s key software workflows and get the client up and running significantly faster.
InfoStretch has expertise in comprehensive SaaS services to manage initiatives across global markets. InfoStretch "SaaS Services" enable you to focus on your core product while we help manage the surrounding ecosystem. Our extensive experience working with SaaS providers in supply chain management enables us to understand the architectural, technical and operational challenges better than others. We add value by reducing cycle times, improving quality and streamlining processes. Our focus is on your business goals and we’re flexible and responsive to your business needs.