Gartner Research

10 Technology Best Practices When Evaluating Warehouse Management Systems

Published: 26 March 2013

ID: G00249415

Analyst(s): C. Klappich

Summary

Trends in service-oriented architectures, deployment tools and analytics, as well as the move to the cloud, are revolutionizing warehouse management systems. Logistics and IT leaders can use this research to better understand and leverage technology trends when updating or buying a new WMS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Embrace the Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Favor Model-Driven Business Process Applications to Align Processes
  • Aim for a Zero-Modification Implementation
  • Prioritize the User Experience
  • Reinforce the Value of Alternative User Interfaces
  • Favor Embedded Performance Management and Analytics Capabilities
  • Exploit Deployment Wizards and Tools to Accelerate Rollouts
  • Weigh the Value of SaaS and Cloud Deployment Models
  • Architect for Scalability
  • Prepare for Logistics as a Platform

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