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4SIGHT Latest News

 4SIGHT Provides Manhattan Associates Supply Chain Software Implementation Services for CORT. 
 4SIGHT Delivers Distribution Center Optimization for School Health Corporation. 
 4SIGHT Supports Dot Foods Through Successful Supply Chain Software Implementations. 
 4SIGHT Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. 
 SupplyChainBrain Names 4SIGHT as 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner. 
 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names 4SIGHT as Top 100 Award Winner for the fourth consecutive year. 
 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group Expands JDA Software Implementation Practice. 
 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group Strenghtens Leadership & Client Delivery Teams. 
 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group Hires Industry Veteran to Lead Transportation Practice. 
 4SIGHT Named to 2013 FL100 by Food Logistics Magazine. 
 4SIGHT Propels Mercury Marine Through Warehouse Management System Selection. 
 4SIGHT sponsoring at the Manhattan Associates Shipper/Carrier Exchange 2013 event on Sep 30th and Oct 1st in Indianapolis, IN. 
 4SIGHT named 2013 Great Supply Chain Partner Award Winner by SupplyChainBrain. 
 John Blanchard's presentation on Optimizing Inbound Transportation at the Manhattan Associates User Conference draws the largest audience of all partner seminars at the event! 
 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group announces Operational Excellence Practice. 
 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group Receives Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Award. 
 Manhattan Associates names 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group as a Top Partner. 
  
 Labor Management Systems expert Brian Ehlenberg joins 4SIGHT. 
  
 4SIGHT achieves record number of clients in third quarter 2012. 
  
 Five keys when picking the right integrator. DCVelocity.com interviewing Frank Camean. 
  
 4SIGHT recognized by SupplyChainBrain as 2012 Great Supply Chain Partner. 
  
 4SIGHT helps AbleNet Inc with strategic Supply Chain initiatives. 
WMS Experience

 4SIGHT is a premiere leader when it comes to WMS experience. 
  
 WMS Vendors worked with include: Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, JDA/RedPrairie, Infor, Sterling, Oracle, SAP E-WM, CDC Software, Aldata, Retalix, HK Systems, Swisslog, Click Commerce, Made4Net, QSSI, FoxFire, NextView, Cadre, Accelos, Knighted 
TMS Experience

 In Transportation 4SIGHT has experience with Transportation Analysis, Modal Selection, and Carrier Evaluations. We've also helped on numerous TMS implementations and worked with the Vendors listed below. 
  
 TMS vendors worked with include:
i2, JDA-Manu, Oracle, Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, JDA/RedPrairie, Descartes, Logility, Transplace, Lean Logistics, McCloud, TMW, ONE Network Experience, Mercury Gate, QAD.
 
Other SCE Experience

 4SIGHT has also worked with other Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Software applications some of which include: 
  
 OMS: Sterling Commerce, Amdocs, Manhattan Associates, Oracle, MS Dynamics, Epicor, OrderWare. 
 BPM Software: AG WebMethods, Tibco, Vitria, Cordys, MS BizTalk Server, Sterling Commerce, Oracle. 
 LMS Software: JDA/RedPrairie, Manhattan, Infor, HighJump, NextView, CDC Software, Ivengo. 

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      Software Evaluation & Selection
     

Evaluating and selecting the “right” software solution for your business and logistics network can be an overwhelming and difficult endeavor. A successful software implementation follows a proven system and selection methodology, ensuring consistency and fairness throughout the evaluation process. 4SIGHT will assist you in evaluating software based on the RFP responses from vendors to conduct an unbiased and thorough evaluation, ensuring the recommended solutions are able to meet your requirements and support the long-term goals of your business. 

     
     

Our team employs a detailed, step-by-step approach throughout the evaluation and selection process making sure no stone is left unturned.

Step One: Requirements Development

These requirements are the drivers for the operations and technology capabilities SCE solutions are expected to deliver and include functional, technical and commercial specifications.

Step Two: Request for Proposal (RFP)

The RFP is an invitation to vendors to bid their software solutions among a competitive field of providers.  It is designed to provide information to the project team to assess each software solution’s ability to meet your critical business needs.

Step Three: Review Proposals from Vendors

Our Software Score Card tool helps evaluate RFP responses quickly using side-by-side comparisons and weighted scoring to rank the solutions based on predefined criteria.  This process also helps to identify where weaknesses and inconsistencies, or gaps, exist in the software’s ability to perform to your expectations.  This “gap” list of potential modifications is used as the basis for developing demo scripts for each software provider.

Step Four: Scripted Demonstrations

This step involves vendors conducting scripted demonstrations of their solutions to evaluate the applications in a conditioned environment, honing in on the “gap” list of potential modifications to determine if the business requirement can be satisfied through a work-around in the system or if it’s a manual process.  Particular attention should be given to identifying issues and the overall strengths and weaknesses of the application to meet your business requirements. 4SIGHT can help your business prepare, document and create vendor demonstration scoring criteria, leveraging our own templates and customizing them to meet your needs.   

Step Five: Reference Checks

Once you’ve seen each system demonstrated from the vendor’s perspective, it is essential to conduct reference interviews with their clients to gain insight into their level of satisfaction with the solution, as well as the vendor.  Reference checks are extremely important in this process and should always be conducted by the client.

Step Six: Site Visits – Vendors and References

Vendor site visits provide an opportunity to delve further into the commercial requirements – contractual terms and conditions, software upgrades, on-going maintenance, etc. – and meet with key personnel who will be your strategic technology partners.  Reference site visits provide the opportunity to observe the functionality of the potential software solution in a comparable business environment, allowing you the chance to ask specific questions regarding the execution of processes and tasks as they relate to your operation.

Step Seven: Vendor Selection & Negotiation

4SIGHT resources can maximize the use of your time by facilitating final evaluation and software selection, as well as the negotiation of pricing and contract terms, leveraging past experiences and best practices to deliver the best proposal to our clients.

     
      4SIGHT’s team of professionals can provide a full range of Consulting and Implementation Services should you require further assistance.
       
      Contact 4SIGHT to learn more on how we can help with your Software Evaluation needs!
     
 
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