ToolsGroup SO99+ V 8.0 a machine learning / AI-based Supply Chain Planning software is about to release in October, 2017. Learn more at ToolsGroup website –
Ladies and Gentlemen, today we are previewing
a major new machine learning base,
supply chain planning software
release SO99 release 8.0.
This is our most significant
release in years
representing a major step in bringing
artificial intelligence based
supply chain planning to a wider audience.
Our machine learning journey
started seven years ago
when ToolsGroup became the first
supply chain planning vendor
to integrate artificial intelligence
in supply chain planning product.
One of our first implementation was Dannon
who needed to improve their trade
promotion and ROI optimization.
They turned to ToolsGroup
and used our artificial intelligence
technology to address the problem.
In 2013 Gartner research has showcased
this very successful customer case study.
In the ensuing years ToolsGroup has
added new applications
and refined their adaptability
ToolsGroup’s machine learning
includes now trade promotion
and media events,
new product introduction,
extreme seasonality and
as well as demand sensing
including social listening.
ToolsGroup supply chain planning
is bolstered by a new technology partnership
with Microsoft Corporation.
In this release ToolsGroup
transitions its software
to Microsoft Azure Advance Cloud platform
and its machine learning engine
MLE to Microsoft Cortana.
SO99 version 8 leverage Cortana,
an open artificial intelligence
and cognitive computing platform.
It makes innovative advance
accessible to a wider and broader
audience both large corporations
that are wishing to enhance
their legacy investment
as well as mid-tier companies that are
looking for a competitive advantage.
It is an important step in productizing
for a wide range of business environments.
It is an artificial intelligence based supply
chain planning software in the cloud.
SO99 Version 8 has a new SaaS architecture
and delivery method
taking full advantage of Microsoft Azure.
ToolsGroup database of reference
is now cloud native
and is optimized in Azure to enhance
scalability, performance and mobility.
Azure will serve ToolsGroup
data intensive applications
like highly granular bottom up forecasting
or point of sales demand sensing.
Azure’s ability to scale fast,
to handle high data volumes
and accept non-traditional inputs
like social feeds or weather
forecasts makes it perfect
for handling big and complex
supply chain data.
ToolsGroup machine learning
application layer MLE,
sits on top of Azure and
business phenomenas into
advance analytics model.
It creates reliable predictions
drawing on a powerful combination between
statistical demand modelling
and machine learning analytics.
It adopts the machine learning technology
to optimize the supply chain.
With SO99 release 8 ToolsGroup becomes
Microsoft Service Provider
of advance supply chain optimization
and supply chain reference partner.
From my point of view how I see this is that
supply chains have been complex.
Now they are getting more complex.
There are many reasons why companies are
undergoing digital transformation projects.
The supply chains of the future need
to be far more collaborative
and they need to listen and learn
and adopt to the changes that happen.
ToolsGroup provides one of the best supply
chain analytics solution today
has been Gartner several times
and Microsoft provides the listening
and the learning algorithms
that are required.
We provide these things through
and we provide these things
on our Azure Platform
which allows companies to build solutions
which will be more collaborative in nature
and using the algorithms which will
listen and learn to the changes
in supply chain and adopt to
the changing environment.
I think the combination of the Microsoft,
the breadth of Azure Cloud
and the deep skills
that ToolsGroup brings in particular
industries around supply chain technology,
demand planning, inventory management,
pricing and all of those things together
makes us work together in a way that we
can create a very successful solution.
SO99 8.0 includes an
upgraded user interface
that features intuitive network
integrated alerting and embedded
with all navigation originating
from the web.
This new release also coincides
with ISO27001 Certification
of ToolsGroup for Information Security
certifying the confidentiality,
the integrity and availability of
our customer’s data.
We are inviting all our customers that
have not transitioned yet
to join us in moving to a cloud
based SAS model.
We look forward to working with Microsoft
to bring AI based supply chain planning
and optimization to a broader audience.