OPINION: Over the next 18-24 months Kinaxis is poised to gain market share from SAP, JDA, and Oracle. Partnerships with systems integrators Accenture and Deloitte, will help Kinaxis scale up to serve large enterprises such as Ford and Samsung. The solution is best suited to conservative enterprises facing legacy upgrades and organizations seeking more control over global planning sprawl. The board and management team are experienced and aligned with newly appointed CEO John Sicard. Key priorities for 2017 include solution delivery beyond core verticals, infrastructure build-out, and growth outside North America. Best-in-class time-to-solution, intuitive scenario support, and a strong focus on UX make the Kinaxis solution competitive, albeit not transformative. Businesses seeking to move beyond absolute reliance on planner domain expertise should evaluate options that include next-generation data science-powered solutions.
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USE CASE: Mature large enterprises ($1Bil+ in revenues) with complex, often global operations in discrete manufacturing industries such as high tech and electronics amongst others as well as in pharmaceuticals.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: The Ottawa, Ontario based firm once known as WebPlan has been hard at work. It has converted to a subscription revenue model, gone public on the TSE, installed a new CEO, and have significantly grown market share. The company is led by a management team focused on customer service and engineering. With an S&OP solution and a deep set of supply chain planning capabilities - all operating from the same data model, Kinaxis has become a strong contender in this space.
COMPETITORS: SAP SE, JDA Software, Oracle, Logility, OM Partners, Steelwedge, Amber Road, e2open, One Network.
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