o9 Solutions positioned by Gartner as Highest and Furthest in the Visionaries Quadrant on 2017 Magic Quadrant for S&OP Systems of Differentiation

May 11, 2017 - (Newswire)

- o9 Solutions is positioned the highest and furthest in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner's May 2017 Magic Quadrant for S&OP Systems of Differentiation for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner defines an S&OP System of Differentiation as "a software solution that helps to enable Stage 4, or possibly higher, maturity S&OP process." The full report is available at success.o9solutions.com/gartner.

Speaking on behalf of o9 Solutions, CEO, Co-Founder Chakri Gottemukkala said, "We believe being positioned highest and furthest on Gartner's Magic Quadrant in our very first appearance is evidence of the trajectory we are on. We feel it is a testament to the success of digital transformations our clients are driving in their planning and operations processes using our AI platform. We also believe it is further validation that our strategic focus on game changing innovations and customer value delivery is paying dividends."

Innovations in o9's Augmented Intelligence (AI) platform which their clients are finding to be invaluable include:

  • Ability to connect structured and unstructured data from within and outside the enterprise to detect risks and opportunities earlier;
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytics through seamless integration to open source libraries such as R enabling superior insights to be delivered into planning processes;
  • Scalability and performance improvements to do analytics and planning at big data volumes;
  • Algorithmic enhancements to drive real-time demand/supply match and what-if scenario planning;
  • Bi-directional Excel and email connectivity to the planning models for increased user adoption; and,
  • Enhanced natural language driven report creation to support live meetings on the system.

Drawing from their people's decades of expertise in supply chain planning, o9 is reshaping how S&OP processes operate in the digital age. Umesh Arasu, VP of Product Marketing at o9 Solutions, said, "It is heartening to see clients moving from spreadsheets and PowerPoint-based processes to conducting their entire S&OP process and meetings on o9's AI platform. Not only is it enhancing productivity and effectiveness in decision making, it is fostering a culture of transparency, accountability and continuous learning."

o9 Solutions will be an exhibitor at this year's Gartner Supply Chain Conference from May 23-25 in Phoenix, AZ.

*Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. Tim Payne. May 1, 2017.

Gartner, Inc. does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

ABOUT o9 Solutions, Inc.

o9 Solutions is a leading augmented intelligence (AI) platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities. o9's clients span a variety of industries across manufacturing and retail supply chain. Whether it is processes driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or managing the P&L, they can all be made faster and smarter with o9's AI powered digital solutions. Bringing together technology innovations—graph-based enterprise modeling, big data, analytics, algorithms, scenario planning, collaboration, easy-to-use interfaces, cloud-based delivery—into one platform, o9 creates systems that empower organizations with superior visibility, predictive and prescriptive insight, automation and collaboration to achieve high levels of productivity, speed and expertise in decision-making and execution.

For more information, visit www.o9solutions.com.

CONTACT: Drew Larson, 214-838-3125, drew.larson@o9solutions.com

SOURCE o9 Solutions, Inc.

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