The report outlines the benefits of expanding planning and optimization into multiple tiers of upstream and downstream trading partners

AUSTIN, Texas — May 6, 2019 — E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, has been positioned by Nucleus Research in the Leaders quadrant as the vendor with the highest overall rank for functionality in its April 2019 Inventory Optimization (IO) Technology Value Matrix. E2open is the only vendor in the Leaders quadrant trending positive in both the usability and functionality dimensions.

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“E2open remains a leader in the 2019 edition of the IO Value Matrix, having continued to make moves to address enterprise supply chain needs from end-to-end,” according to the report. “Underpinned by its multi-enterprise network, [E2open] facilitates customer coordination with trading partners both upstream and downstream, and provides visibility over inventory levels beyond the four walls of the customer’s enterprise.”

The report, the result of Nucleus Research’s interviews with end-users and quantitative and qualitative assessment of seventeen vendors, claims demand for IO solutions is increasing as the result of competitive pressures and shifting consumer behavior. The study also points out the multi-enterprise nature of IO. Seth Lippincott, director of research at Nucleus, notes, “The goal for vendors is to provide a holistic view of an enterprise’s inventory picture, allowing planning to be integrated across different parts of the business and extended value chain… Leading solutions allow for organizations to expand their planning and optimization into multiple tiers of trading partners and suppliers.”

“Inventory is the silent killer of profitability, and advanced inventory optimization is an essential part of our customers’ supply chain transformation initiatives,” said Michael Farlekas, president and chief executive officer of E2open. “Customers are increasingly using Multi-Enterprise Inventory Optimization in conjunction with our other applications to monetize improvements in forecast accuracy and establish inventory levels across the extended supply chain. With our SCM application suite, brand owners can achieve target service levels with the least amount of inventory, both internally and at supplier and channel locations. The Nucleus Value Matrix’s recognition of E2open as the highest-scoring vendor in this space is validation of our product strategy, one of several recent analyst firms and reports to recognize our unique multi-enterprise approach to supply chain management and the value of the E2open network.”

Nucleus Research’s IO Value Matrix is designed to help businesses evaluate supply chain platform vendor short lists and choose the solution that delivers the greatest return for a customer’s environment. The functionality and usability scores are based on Nucleus analyst’s interviews with end users as part of their ongoing research and end-user TechAdvisor inquiries.

About E2open

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