Today's increasingly globalized economy has made supply chains more complex than ever before. As disruptions in supply, changing customer demand, rising costs and more challenges persist – the ability to quickly and efficiently plan and run supply chains is now a strategic must in order to remain competitive. To succeed in this environment, companies need a strong supply chain planning process in place that allows them to improve the quality and speed of data-driven decisions for optimal performance and results.

Supply chain planning is core to a company’s ability to advance its processes and maturity as they evolve to overcome significant challenges and stay ahead of a fast-evolving marketplace. With many different supply chain planning software solutions offering a wide range of capabilities, choosing the right one for your specific needs and requirements can be a bit of a daunting task. To help aid in your evaluation process, there are several third parties that take a look at the market and evaluate vendors across a set of unique requirements. Recently, Gartner published its annual Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. 

Evaluations and research like the Magic Quadrant help supply chain professionals quickly ascertain how technology providers perform and compete in the market.

For example, upon evaluating the market, Gartner places technology vendors in one of four quadrants: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players, and Challengers. Of course, this is where we get to happily raise our hand and share that John Galt Solutions is positioned as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, for the second consecutive year!

According to Gartner, Leaders in a Magic Quadrant execute comparatively well today and are well positioned for tomorrow. These vendors offer greater breadth and depth of capability and deliver differentiated functionality. They have a customer base that is satisfied, and their product roadmap aligns with Gartner’s projections for where the industry is heading.

John Galt Solutions has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for its vision and its ability to execute. We believe these key elements to attribute to a technology partner provide an indication of our ability to help companies accelerate supply chain planning transformation and make faster and better decisions to overcome their most complex supply chain challenges.

The Magic Quadrant provides a wide-angle perspective of the relative positions of the market’s competitors, and it shares a view of the strengths and cautions of each vendor to help end users compare these characteristics against their specific needs. John Galt Solutions’ strengths highlighted in the Magic Quadrant include the breadth and depth capability and strong customer support. Let’s dive into these strengths and what they mean in terms of implementation and key benefits for companies pursuing to advance in their supply chain planning maturity journey.

Breadth of Functionality and Depth of Capability

When choosing a supply chain planning vendor, companies should carefully consider the specific areas where they need improvement and what their vision is for the future state of their supply chain. From here, select a technology partner that offers solutions to meet both today’s requirements as well as future needs. A vendor that offers a broad range of functionality and capability helps companies drive improvements in their supply chain planning in a number of ways, and across different planning horizons – leading to a significant impact on the companies’ ability to optimize end-to-end supply chain operations and achieve business goals.

Strength in functionality and capability is important for organizations looking to implement a solution that can help streamline their supply chain processes, increase efficiency, optimize resources, and maximize opportunities across the entire supply chain network. Working with a vendor with breadth and depth in supply chain functionality, companies can increase performance by automating tasks to optimize time and resources, while gaining the ability to identify and seize new opportunities.

John Galt Solutions’ Atlas Planning Platform boasts a remarkable breadth and depth of advanced analytics and AI, decision automation, and intuitive user experience, combined with powerful scenario planning. Atlas enables users across roles and industries to improve and accelerate supply chain planning decisions based on accurate and real-time data to respond more quickly to market changes and supply chain disruptions.

Customer Support

Strong customer support scores are driven by positive customer feedback, presenting a reliable reference for a vendor’s ability to understand customers’ unique needs and challenges, as well as respond and resolve any issues that may arise.

Technology solutions can be complex and require careful implementation to ensure they are working optimally. Effective customer support provides organizations with the required help and guidance to ensure the implementation process is smooth, while addressing any issues quickly to minimize disruptions to operations and ensure successful results. Furthermore, as technology constantly evolves – customer support is essential to delivering ongoing training and support to ensure that teams are making the most of the technology to achieve the best possible results.

In a recent blog, we explored the reasons why many companies currently feel their supply chain technology investments have not fully delivered expected results, and we compared these insights against our own experience as a technology partner and our excellent customer reviews. Read our thoughts here – 7 Factors to Consider During Supply Chain Planning Implementation.

We take great pride in partnering with our customers to advance their supply chain planning processes, and to ensure our clients' supply chains support their business objectives. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the high satisfaction rates and positive customer reviews that we receive. We believe that our success is measured by the success of our customers, and we are dedicated to providing them with the tools and support they need to achieve their goals.

Partnering with a Leader That is Also Recognized in the Top Third of all Vendors Evaluated in the Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning

In addition to being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, John Galt Solutions is recognized in the top one-third of the vendors evaluated across all five use cases of the Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, companion research to the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning.

Companies are each at different stages of supply chain planning maturity, requiring a mix of capabilities to support their journey and strategy. It’s an ever-evolving journey, and this development process calls for an ally in technology that can enable supply chain teams to progress from where they are now, adapting and reinforcing their planning strategy to tackle challenges and disruption, while capitalizing on new opportunities for long-term success.

John Galt Solutions, with its end-to-end supply chain planning software Atlas Planning Platform, is uniquely positioned to accelerate decisions across the hyperconnected supply chain ecosystem, helping companies around the world solve today's critical operational challenges and achieve transformational outcomes. With a proven track record for providing the latest software innovations that deliver breadth and depth in supply chain planning functionality, and exceptional customer service – John Galt Solutions is the partner you can trust to empower your company to drive supply chain planning maturity and run your supply chain at its best.

Read the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions to discover insights on what’s new in the supply chain planning technology market and get an understanding of technology providers to aid in selecting a solution that best aligns with your goals and needs.