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An Overview of Basic Functional, Foundational Features That Enhance Supply Chain Effectiveness in the Demand-Planning Software Market

Published: 04 January 2013

ID: G00246941

Analyst(s): Amber Salley


Demand-planning software includes functional features that are common across most vendor offerings. Leaders and managers in supply chain and IT should become familiar with these basic features to help drive additional business value.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Common Demand-Planning Software Domain Features to Determine Which Are Critical to Your Organization's Demand-Planning Process
    • Domain Features
  • Evaluate Common Demand-Planning Software Infrastructure Features When Evaluating Vendors to Ensure That Their Solutions Contain the Core Features Necessary to Move Your Organization Across the Demand-Planning Maturity Curve
    • Infrastructure Features

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