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This IDC MarketScape report highlights the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the supply chain demand planning space and helps assess current and anticipated performance in the marketplace.

The IDC MarketScape points out the growing importance of demand planning. “Growing complexity in the supply chain has made forecasting more difficult, and forecast error more prevalent, and the need for a competent demand planning system is central to the success of the broader supply chain.”

To help companies select the right partner, the IDC MarketScape examined the demand planning vendor landscape with respect to capabilities and strategies. e2open was named a Leader. Some of the capabilities criteria include:

  • Functionality or offering road map

  • Growth strategy

  • Innovation

  • Pricing strategy and delivery

  • Customer service strategy

Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Demand Planning 2019 Vendor Assessment, by Simon Ellis
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.