Gartner Research

Spreadsheets Are Dead for SCM, Long Live Spreadsheets

Published: 20 January 2005

ID: G00183750

Analyst(s): Lora Cecere

Summary

For years, vendors and IT departments have tried to corral maverick supply chain data. The stance has been to stamp out spreadsheets, long the workhorse of the SCM market. However, this task is daunting, with many vendors taking a different tact of embracing spreadsheet data and making it a part of the architecture. The latest technology trends make the spreadsheet not only the workhorse, but an integrated part of the workstream.

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