AIMMS named in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning

Bellevue, Washington - February 1, 2016 - AIMMS, a leading business optimization software vendor that serves half of the Global Fortune Top 20 companies, has been featured in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning. The company has been listed as one of the three sample vendors for Prescriptive Analytics, a type of advanced analytics that is rising in popularity and adoption.  

Gartner defines Prescriptive Analytics as "a set of analytical capabilities that finds a course of action to meet a predefined objective, such as maximizing revenue or minimizing costs" - the output of which is a recommended action. As stated in Gartner's Hype Cycle, the use of Prescriptive Analytics can improve decision making in several areas of the supply chain, including logistics, planning, and manufacturing.                                                                                  

AIMMS clients such as Nike, Air Liquide, BP, JBS and Shell leverage Prescriptive Analytics to support fact-based, real time decision making in critical supply chain planning processes. The flexible AIMMS platform can be used for network and inventory optimization, planning & scheduling, cost to serve segmentation, boosting ERP agility and much more.  

"As a company that has operated in the Prescriptive Analytics space for over 25 years, we are very pleased to be recognized as a key vendor by Gartner," said AIMMS CEO Gijs Dullaert. "Our clients have benefited from this technology for decades and we're thrilled to see that awareness about this exciting space is increasing in the industry."  

About the Hype Cycle  

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning (SCP) covers technology that reflects the breadth of SCP capabilities in the market today, and also shows how these solutions are likely to evolve. While SCP may seem like a mature technology market, significant change is coming. As Gartner explains "the landscape for SCP technology is being rewritten, with new planning functionality, new technologies, new capabilities, new architectures and new delivery models." Driving this change is a pressing need for standardized and integrated end-to-end planning, enhanced insight and better decision making, planning automation and the convergence of planning and execution.   

As a vendor in the Prescriptive Analytics space, AIMMS is poised to help companies navigate and embrace these changes to stay ahead of the curve.  

About AIMMS 

AIMMS is an innovative technology company with offices in Europe, the US and Asia, serving half of the global Fortune top 20 companies. The company provides a unique analytics, modeling and optimization platform that supports complex business decision making at every organizational level. AIMMS customers can quickly create high business impact with optimization apps to support both strategic and daily operational challenges on a single platform next to their ERP system. AIMMS is trusted by companies like Alstom, BP, Kroger, Nike, Unilever, Shell and many others. 

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