RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Software AG today announced that Dave Brooks, Senior Director of Strategic Business Solutions, has been named a 2012 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. The Pros to Know is a recognition of thought leaders who have helped shape the supply chain industry by developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation.
Brooks leads the supply chain practice at Software AG in the USA where he works with the company’s largest manufacturing, retail and logistics customers. He was selected a “Pro to Know” because of his understanding of the client’s need for supply chain visibility, control and agility in an age of increasing globalization. Brooks specializes in helping organizations create a ‘path to agility’, which allows them to use supply chain as a function to better align with their company’s broader corporate strategy.
The ‘path to agility’ is the ability to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace, respond to competitive threats and deal with the natural disasters that increasingly impact global supply chains.
An example of a ‘path to agility’ that Brooks helped an organization achieve is a multi-billion dollar global Consumer Packaged Goods company. This leading brand made the decision to focus on its core business and outsource its paper-intensive invoice processing to a notable systems integrator. By outsourcing the process, the company gave away its visibility and control. Soon, key suppliers threatened not to ship product because they were not getting paid. With Brooks’ approach he was able to restore visibility into the flow of transactions while providing KPIs to measure, manage and track important metrics. This enabled quicker, more accurate payment to suppliers.
“Software AG’s mission is to enable customer innovation through the use of technology. Achieving that takes more than just technology, it requires talented individuals with a deep understanding of the business domain,” said Paul Orme-Smith, President and CEO – North America and member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG. “Dave is one such thought-leader and a true visionary in the Supply Chain area. On behalf of Software AG I am both proud and delighted that he has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for his leadership in developing the path to agility.”
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With more than 1,000 U.S.-enterprise customers and 800 employees, Software AG's U.S. operation contributes one third of the company's total revenue and is Software AG's largest market presence and R&D location. Software AG has operated nationwide in the U.S. since 1973 through a fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA Inc., which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia – also an R&D hub for the company’s core data management and integration technologies. R&D labs for the development of Software AG’s webMethods product suite – offering SOA integration and BPM solutions – include facilities in San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle and Denver. For more information, visit www.softwareag.com/us.
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods. We offer our customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.
Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).
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