Smart Software has been honored with the Epicor ISV Marketing Excellence Award

Belmont, MA, October 2023 – Smart Software is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Epicor ISV Marketing Excellence Award, recognizing Smart’s outstanding performance and contributions in driving successful marketing initiatives, campaigns, and innovation.

Pete Reynolds, Smart Software’s Vice President of Channel Sales, will receive the Marketing Excellence Award during the ISV Partner Briefing at Ignite. The event will take place in Dallas on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 10:45 am – 12:30 pm at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center.

Greg Hartunian, Smart Software’s CEO stated, “This recognition is a testament to the collaboration between the Smart and Epicor teams. Together, we’ve raised a great deal of awareness about the benefits of better inventory planning and forecasting.  We look forward to helping more customers in the year to come and launching our partnership to new heights.”

Smart Software is an Epicor Platinum Partner, the highest designation in the ISV Partner Program.

 

About Smart Software, Inc.

Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers such as Disney, Hitachi, Arizona Public Service, Ameren, Otis Elevator, and The American Red Cross.  Smart’s Inventory Planning & Optimization Platform, Smart IP&O, provides 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 our website is www.smartcorp.com.


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: info@smartcorp.com

 

 

Smart Software Announces Next-Generation Patent

Belmont, MA, June 2023 – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced the award of US Patent 11,656,887, “SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SIMULATE DEMAND AND OPTIMIZE CONTROL PARAMETERS FOR A TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM.”

The patent directs “technical solutions for analyzing historical demand data of resources in a technology platform to facilitate management of an automated process in the platform.” One important application is optimization of parts inventories.

Aspects of the invention include: an advanced bootstrap process that converts a single observed time series of item demand into an unlimited number of realistic demand scenarios; a performance prediction process that executes Monte Carlo simulations of a proposed inventory control policy to assess its performance; and a performance improvement process that uses the performance prediction process to automatically explore the space of alternative system designs to identify optimal control parameter values, selecting ones that minimize operating cost while guaranteeing a target level of item availability.

The new analytic technology described in the patent will form the basis for the upcoming release of the next generation (“Gen2”) of Smart Demand Planner™ and Smart IP&O™. Current customers and resellers can preview Gen2 by contacting their Smart Software sales representative.

Research underlying the patent was self-funded by Smart, supplemented by competitive Small Business Innovation Research grants from the US National Science Foundation.

 

About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers such as Disney, Otis Elevator, Hitachi, Arizona Public Service, Ameren, and The American Red Cross.  Smart’s Inventory Planning & Optimization Platform, Smart IP&O 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 our website is www.smartcorp.com.

 

 

Smart Software Customer, Arizona Public Service to Present at USMA 2023

Belmont, MA, – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that its customer, Arizona Public Service (APS) will present at USMA 2023.

Joseph Neuheisel, Inventory & Logistics Manager at APS, will lead the session at USMA 2023. The presentation will focus on how APS implemented Smart Inventory Planning and Optimization (Smart IP&O) as part of the company’s strategic supply chain optimization initiative. Mr. Neuheisel will detail their prior process, implementation, challenges they faced, results, and lessons learned. Smart IP&O was implemented in just 90 days and now enables APS to optimize its reorder points and order quantities for over 250,000 spare parts helping to reduce inventory and maintain service levels.

 

The Utility Supply Management Alliance  (USMA )
The USMA is a multi-national association of individuals serving the electric, gas, and water utilities. With deregulation and re-regulation of the Electric and Gas Utilities industries, the demands of the customer are also changing, making it necessary for the Electric and Gas Utilities to pay significant attention to cost and competition. The supply chain for material and equipment services has a significant impact on the cost of electricity and gas. Hence there are great opportunities to contribute to the bottom line through reduced cost as a result of improved reorganization and management of the supply chain process. The role of the USMA is to understand the sophisticated workings of the supply chain to provide its customers (utilities, suppliers, manufacturers, etc.) with skills and tools to realize profit opportunities in the supply chain. These skills and tools will be provided to the USMA customer through workshops at its annual conference.

 

About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers such as Otis Elevator, Hitachi, Arizona Public Service, Ameren, and The American Red Cross.  Smart’s Inventory Planning & Optimization Platform, Smart IP&O 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 our website is www.smartcorp.com.

 

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: info@smartcorp.com

 

 

Smart Software to Present at Epicor Insights 2023

Smart Software to present Epicor Insights 2023 sessions on how to extend Epicor forecasting and inventory planning with Smart IP&O

Belmont, MA, May 2023 – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that it will present at Epicor Insights 2023 in Las Vegas, NV.

Smart Software will lead two sessions focusing on specific approaches to demand forecasting and inventory planning that enable Epicor Kinetic and Epicor Prophet 21 users to increase profitability, improve service levels, and reduce inventory holding costs.  A third customer led session will profile how the use of The Smart IP&O Inventory Planning and Optimization platform drove substantial reductions in stockouts for a leading automotive mobility manufacturer.

Epicor Insight’s attendees may participate in any of the following sessions and are welcome to visit us at the Smart Software booth for a one-on-one consultation.

 

  • The Prophet 21 presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th, 1:20 pm (CST) 

Extend Prophet 21’s Forecasting & Inventory Planning with Smart IP&O

 

  • The Kinetic presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th, 2:25 pm (CST) 

Extend Your Kinetic Forecasting and Inventory Planning with Smart IP&O

 

  • The Customer Led presentation is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th, 2:20 pm (CST) 

Customer-Led Optimizing Critical Parts Inventory Using Smart Inventory Solutions

 

To learn more about Epicor Insights, visit here: https://www.epicor.com/en-us/customers/insights

 

About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers such as Otis Elevator, Hitachi, Arizona Public Service, Ameren, and The American Red Cross.  Smart’s Inventory Planning & Optimization Platform, Smart IP&O 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 our website is www.smartcorp.com.

 


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: info@smartcorp.com

 

 

Smart Software and Optimum Consulting Announce Strategic Partnership

Belmont, Mass., May 2023 – Smart Software, Inventory optimization, demand planning, and forecasting software leader, and Optimum Consulting, today announced their partnership to address the supply chain planning needs of the Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail industries in Australia and New Zealand. Optimum Consulting will sell and deploy Smart’s next-generation cloud platform, Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization (Smart IP&O™), as an integral part of its Sales, Operations, and Inventory Planning (SIOP) practice.

Smart Software is a Microsoft Co-sell-ready partner and, over the years, has created a flawless connector to integrate tools with Microsoft Dynamics. The integration brings the cloud-based Smart IP&O (Inventory Planning and Optimization) into the latest version of Microsoft Dynamic solution. By seamlessly integrating strategic planning in Smart IP&O with operational execution in Dynamics, business users can continuously predict, respond, and plan more effectively in today’s uncertain business environment. Smart’s unique approach to planning intermittent demand is especially impactful for public utilities and transit agencies, given the prevalence of spare parts with highly sporadic, seemingly unforecastable usage.

Optimum Consulting is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Solutions Partner who is totally committed to the Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail industries in Australia and New Zealand. The Team’s experts help clients build agile operating models, drive business process improvements, and turn customers into advocates by delivering end-to-end Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Apps, Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Managed Services Solutions.

“Smart Software helps our customers by delivering insightful business analytics for inventory modeling and forecasting that drive ordering and replenishment in the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics. With Smart IP&O, our customers gain a means to shape inventory strategy to align with the business objectives while empowering their planning teams to reduce inventory and improve service,” says  Matthew Lingard, CEO at  Optimum Consulting

“Maximizing the benefits our solutions can provide requires the expertise and perspective to consider requirements, set goals, and to develop the supporting business process that ensures adoption and benefits. These are the qualities that The New Partner brings to the table and we look forward to our joint success,”…. says Greg Hartunian, President, and CEO at Smart Software

 

About Smart Software, Inc.

Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Otis Elevator, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, FedEx, MARS, and The Home Depot.  Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization 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 World Wide Web at www.smartcorp.com.

 

About the Partner, Inc.

Optimum Consulting is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Solutions Partner who is totally committed to the Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail industries in Australia and New Zealand. The Team’s experts help clients build agile operating models, drive business process improvements, and turn customers into advocates by delivering end-to-end Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Apps, Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Managed Services Solutions. The Team’s functional expertise covers eCommerce, Retail, Pricing & Promotions, Customer Data Platform, Customer Journey Mapping, Customer Experience, Forecasting & Master Planning, Advanced Warehouse, and Production Planning.  Optimum Consulting’s technical capabilities span across Commerce Design and Development, Commerce Server, Point of Sale (POS) Development, Finance and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Development, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Data Warehouse and Data Lake, and related Microsoft Cloud solutions.

 

 


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: info@smartcorp.com

 

 

How to Select the Right Forecasting Method with Epicor Smart IPO

Smart Software is pleased to introduce our new series of educational webinars, offered exclusively for Epicor Users. In this webinar, Erik Subatis, Enterprise Solution Engineer at Smart Software, will reveal the statistical models Epicor Smart IP&O uses to forecast and how the automatic “best pick” system works. While automatic modeling is invaluable for large-scale forecasting, occasionally, these forecasts don’t reflect our expectations and/or business knowledge. Understanding how and when to override the model selection can be a valuable tool in a forecaster’s toolbox. Finally, the presentation will conclude by showing how to increase profitability with software-enhanced inventory planning processes in a Live Demo.

Attending this webinar, you will learn about the statistical models Smart IP&O uses to forecast and how to catch the exceptions so you can make the most of your forecasting tool.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION FORM

 

Please register to attend the webinar. If you are interested but not cannot attend, please register anyway – we will record our session and will send you a link to the replay.

We hope you will be able to join us!

 

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For more information, please contact Smart Software,Inc., Four Hill Road, Belmont, MA 02478.
Phone: 1-800-SMART-99 (800-762-7899); E-mail: info@smartcorp.com