Gartner Research

Public Cloud Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility Solutions Heavily Depend on the Use Case

Published: 29 April 2015

ID: G00276476

Analyst(s): Christian Titze

Summary

Visibility capabilities are predominantly delivered in the cloud. In this research, we clarify the actual adoption rates for public and private cloud offerings for software vendors, and the key visibility capabilities that end users are looking for.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Megasuite vendors are becoming a bigger force in the supply chain visibility market, which is placing increased pressure on best-of-breed software vendors to articulate a unique value proposition
  • Mainstream and conservative adopters of technology are more cautious when it comes to cloud-based solutions with concerns around security and reliability, making it imperative that vendors be able to offer public and private cloud options
  • Visibility capabilities are increasingly used out of the box, which forces software vendors to provide preconfigured best-practice processes, along with configuration options, in support of client-specific requirements

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