Helping With Supply Chain Software Selection

Through the structured approach of defining as-is and to-be state of supply chain and operations architecture, building requirement and solution matrix, RFP and vendor demonstration, and helping negotiate software contracts.

Problems Companies Face

When They Need Help With Supply Chain Software Selection?

Facing challenges with demand forecasting or supply chain planning? Has M&A activity resulted in significant data siloes? Are macroeconomic factors driving supply chain challenges? ElevatIQ’s Supply Chain Software Selection expertise is designed to help companies when they struggle with these challenges.

Afraid of Failing Supply Chain Transformation Initiative

Getting nightmares of failing the implementation because of selecting the wrong supply chain systems? Afraid of budget overruns because of the over-commitment of the vendors? Not sure how to create an implementation plan for the newly selected supply chain systems? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they might be afraid of failing supply chain transformation initiatives.

Not Sure How to Identify the Critical Success Factors for Your Business Model

Don’t know what to look for in a demo while purchasing supply chain technologies? Not sure about the right success factors that will make or break your implementation? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they might not have the capabilities to identify critical success factors for supply chain technology selection.

Worried about Selecting the Wrong Supply Chain Technologies

Not sure how to select the right supply chain technologies aligned with your business processes and transactions? Not sure if there might be unintended consequences because of the wrong supply chain systems? Don’t have a structured process for selecting supply chain technologies? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help in selecting supply chain technologies.

Worried Whether the new Supply Chain Software Would Produce Business Results

Not sure if Supply Chain Software would produce business results? Worried if your business users will like the new supply chain software systems? Uncertain whether the system will work for your business processes or not? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they are worried about whether the Supply Chain software will produce business results or not.

Can’t Build Consensus Among Teams About the Right Supply Chain Technologies

Teams can’t agree on the desired supply chain systems? Not able to build consensus among teams about priorities and critical success factors for the Supply Chain Software selection? Current team inexperienced in selecting Supply Chain Software? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they are not able to build a consensus among teams about Supply Chain Technologies.

Don’t have Access to the Structured Process for Supply Chain Software Selection

Don’t have access to a framework to facilitate the selection process? Internal teams taking forever to select the supply chain software? Not sure if you are heading in the right direction with your supply chain software selection approach? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help with a structured approach to selecting supply chain software.

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Our Case Studies for

Supply Chain Software Selection

Our Methodology

for Supply Chain Software Selection

The process starts with an assessment that helps build the as-is and to-be process models, along with the identification of any systems that need to be replaced. Followed by business and technical analysis, including changes in processes, data, or systems. And then, finally, the implementation and optimization.

Supply Chain Software Selection


This phase starts with the as-is and to-be analysis of the business model, business vision, and current & future processes. It also analyzes current systems and architecture, as well as changes to the processes, master data, and system landscape.

Solution Matrix Development

This phase evaluates over 200 supply chain systems against critical success factors and builds an initial list for the next phase. The solution matrix is continuously revised while aligning the expectations of all stakeholders as the process advances.

Vendor Demonstrations

This phase would be a series of demos to evaluate the capabilities of a solution and align stakeholders in how their life would be with the new supply chain system. After each demo, the stakeholders are briefed on the potential pros and cons of each solution.

Requirements Matrix and Critical Success Factors

This phase captures the requirements in the as-is and to-be systems for each system in the architecture. It also identifies the critical success factors that will drive the RFP and vendor demonstrations.

RFP and Demo Scripts Development

This phase builds a comprehensive RFP that will be sent out to the initial vendors. This phase also builds the demo script that will set the expectations for each of the demos.

Contract Negotiations

This phase would be the contract negotiation of the software and services agreement. This phase might require several different matrix, such as user-solution mapping, interface license mapping, transaction license mapping, etc.

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Our Other

Supply Chain Services

ElevatIQ Supply Chain Consulting services include supply chain and operations transformation, supply chain technology architecture, supply chain software selection, sales and operations planning, inventory, warehousing, and logistics optimization, and supply chain network design and footprint optimization.

Supply Chain Network Design and Footprint Optimization

This service helps in designing the network when you might either be 3PL or need a complete supply chain traceability across carriers. As each shipment moves through each movement, your traceability challenges could be figuring out how you might be able to optimize the container space and revenue. As well as building the Supply Chain control tower.

Inventory, Warehousing, and Logistics Optimization

This service helps with inventory, warehousing, and logistics optimization whether you are struggling with inventory excess and obsolescence issues, whether you are trying to improve any KPIs such as dock-to-stock ratio or inventory turns. This service takes a comprehensive approach to analyze your current warehouse design, material flow, and network design. And finally recommends any changes, whether they might be system or process related.

Sales and Operations Planning

This service helps in optimizing sales and operations, whether your current issues might be related to demand forecasting, supply planning, or transportation planning. The service starts with the analysis and assessment of your current KPI and issues, followed by a root cause analysis, and then finally, a systemic change approach, whether the changes may be related to the processes or data.

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