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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Chooses Smart Software's CEO as a "Pro to Know"

Charles Smart Earns Supply Chain Recognition for the Sixth Time

Belmont, Mass., April 5, 2011 - Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that its president and CEO, Charles N. Smart, has been chosen a "2011 Provider Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in its February/March 2011 issue.  This well-respected publication's annual listing of Provider Pros to Know recognizes a select group of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst/research firm who have helped clients or the supply chain community address the major challenges facing organizations in the year ahead as the economy turns from recession towards recovery.  This is the sixth year in a row that Mr. Smart has been selected for this prestigious supply chain industry list.  He and this year's other recipients were chosen from more than 350 entries submitted.

"Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many thought-leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."

"A key challenge we see our customers facing in the coming year is the need to do more with less," said Charles Smart, president and CEO of Smart Software.  "For supply chain management, this means reducing inventories as much as possible while maintaining or improving service levels. By deploying SmartForecasts - our flagship product - to help guide their end-to-end forecasting and inventory planning, our customers generate more accurate estimates of the inventory required to meet desired service levels while, at the same time, reducing their inventory investments and cutting costs."

Mr. Smart, a co-founder of Smart Software, has managed the company's growing role in developing innovative solutions to supply chain challenges for more than twenty-six years. He has helped pioneer numerous forecasting innovations, including the development of a patented solution for forecasting intermittent, or "slow moving", demand.  He has written numerous articles for professional and trade publications, and speaks to industry groups about effectively using demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions to reduce costs, improve customer service, and make better use of company assets.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation.  Its hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies help to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

To read the magazine article highlighting Charles Smart's role as a "2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pro to Know," please click here.

About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software's flagship product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, Nikon, GE and The Coca-Cola Company.  SmartForecasts gives demand planners the tools to handle sales seasonality, promotions, new and aging products, multi-dimensional hierarchies, and intermittently demanded service parts and capital goods items.  It also provides inventory managers with accurate estimates of the optimal inventory and safety stock required to meet future orders and achieve desired service levels.  Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts and can be found on the Internet at .

SmartForecasts is a registered trademark of Smart Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact Smart Software, Inc., Four Hill Road, Belmont, MA 02478.
Phone: 1-800-SMART-99 (800-762-7899); FAX: 1-617-489-2748; E-mail:

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Media Contacts:
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Smart Software, Inc.
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