ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demand Management, Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, announced today its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver the Demand Solutions SaaS solution built on Azure. Demand Solutions SaaS delivers full supply chain planning functionality in a solution that’s hosted outside the corporate firewall, and relieves IT staffs of the burden of performing updates and fixes.
To give customers the highest levels of reliability, the Demand Solutions cloud supply chain management solution is hosted on Azure. This platform has already helped thousands of developers build, deploy, and manage applications in trusted Microsoft-managed datacenters. Azure offers a 99.95% monthly SLA, automatic operating system and service patching, load balancing, and resiliency in the event of hardware failure.
“Our customers expect their mission-critical supply chain applications to be available when they need them,” says Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “We’ve spent 30 years looking for ways to continue exceeding those expectations. We chose Azure as our development platform because it represents the industry standard in reliability and scalability.”
Demand Solutions SaaS is designed for manufacturers and distributors that want to streamline and enhance their supply chain planning processes without having to build and maintain complex IT infrastructures. With Demand Solutions SaaS, companies can gain access to the full functionality of the on-premises solution, but without making an up-front investment in software licenses and hardware.
“In growing competitive environments, today’s manufacturers and distributors are looking to solutions such as Demand Solutions SaaS to help them enhance their supply chain processes without making a big up-front investment,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “We are pleased that Demand Management is using Azure to make their solution available to companies around the globe.”
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. Azure’s integrated tools, pre-built templates, and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills developers and IT professionals already have and technologies they already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.
About Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global supply chain planning software company that offers affordable, easy-to-use tools for manufacturers and distributors who want to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. The company offers the Demand Solutions supply chain planning suite for forecast management, collaborative forecasting and inventory planning as well as modules for advanced planning and scheduling (APS), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and point of sale analysis. Demand Management, Inc. has over 25 years of experience working with supply chain professionals and has incorporated best practices and real-world business requirements in its software from its extensive customer base in 76 countries. Demand Solutions customers include Lonely Planet, AutomationDirect.com, and Campbell Hausfeld. Demand Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.
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