Gartner Research

Cloud Is the Predominant Delivery Model for Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Published: 27 April 2015

ID: G00274426

Analyst(s): Christian Titze

Summary

Visibility capabilities are foundational for becoming demand-driven. This research introduces supply chain IT leaders to the product attributes that affect the deployment of visibility solutions. We describe the current usage and nature of cloud-based delivery models.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Since most supply chain visibility offerings — predominantly in the supply chain execution domain — are delivered via the cloud, supply chain IT leaders must sharpen their cloud service brokerage skills and capabilities
    • Application Type
    • Delivery Model
  • In companies where supply chain is investing in maturity, supply chain IT leaders must prepare for multienterprise implementation styles to support visibility
  • Short implementation time frames will allow end-user organizations rapid value generation

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