Demand Management Upgrades Planning Solution

Adds ABC analysis, dynamic aggregation to latest version of Web-based Demand Solutions enterprise

Adds ABC analysis, dynamic aggregation to latest version of Web-based Demand Solutions enterprise

Tampa, FL — March 2, 2004 — Solution provider Demand Management is set to release the latest iteration of its flagship offering, adding functionality that the company says will bridge the gap between the supply and demand sides of the enterprise and allow for more effective demand planning.

"The era of true collaboration took another step toward native Web forecasting and demand planning with the imminent release of Demand Solutions enterprise (DSe) Release 2, which folds in the demand planning functions most frequently requested by inventory managers," the solution provider proclaimed in announcing the release.

According to the company, more requirements planning functions are included in version 2, integrating the ability to do ABC analysis and dynamic aggregation by item or a combination of fields.

The new release offers an Order Plan Workbench, allowing the editing of order plans, including various supplier/vendor relationships, truckload adjustments, order overrides and push/pull order planning. The new functionality allows users to analyze and interpret data at all levels of the organization, according to the solution provider.

Demand Management said that DSe can be accessed via any modern Web browser and offers platform-independent functionality. DSe works equally well on Windows, Linux/Unix or Macintosh OS X systems, and data are securely transmitted using military-grade encryption technology, according to Demand Management.

"Using Demand Solutions enterprise, you have greater freedom to share information with partners and customers," said Mike Campbell, Demand Management president and CEO. "We believe we have the industry's only distributed, thin-client demand planning and forecasting system."

Campbell said that the new solution, written entirely in Java, can be fully operational in six months, regardless of the database or platform used in an implementing enterprise.