Smart Software to Present at Epicor Insights 2024

Smart Software will present Epicor Insights 2024 sessions on combining AI with planner knowledge to make inventory data-driven decisions.

Belmont, MA, May 2024 – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that it will present at Epicor Insights 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Smart Software will be leading two sessions focused on combining demand forecasting and inventory planning AI with planner knowledge. These sessions are designed to empower Epicor Kinetic and Epicor Prophet 21 users to generate accurate forecasts and shape stocking policies that align with their business objectives.

Smart will also conduct two in-depth training lab sessions showcasing Smart Demand Planner and Smart Inventory Optimization, both integral parts of the Epicor Smart IP&O platform. Participants will gain expertise in precision forecasting and inventory management, learning to identify hidden risks in stocking policies, simulate various service strategy outcomes, and enhance forecast accuracy through comprehensive, multi-tiered analysis and scenario testing

Epicor Insight’s attendees may participate in any of the following sessions or Labs 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 21st, at 3:00 pm (CDT)

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The Demand Planning Lab is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd, at 3:20 pm (CDT).

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The Kinetic presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd, at 4:20 pm (CDT)

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The Inventory Optimization Lab is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd, at 3:15 pm (CDT)

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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 Disney, Arizona Public Service, and Ameren. 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


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 Strategic Partnership with Sage for Inventory Optimization and Demand Forecasting

Belmont, MA, February  2024 –Smart Software, a global provider of next-generation cloud-based inventory optimization, demand planning, and forecasting solutions, announces today their strategic partnership with Sage.

This collaboration brings Smart IP&O (Inventory Planning and Optimization) into the latest cloud and on-premises versions of Sage X3, Sage 300, and Sage 100. By seamlessly integrating strategic planning with operational execution, users can eliminate reactive inventory planning and forecast guesswork by accurately calibrating risks, tradeoffs, and consequences at scale with Smart IP&O.

Sage is the leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Customers trust Sage’s comprehensive suite of finance, HR, and Supply Chain software to streamline processes and simplify operational tasks. This integrated approach to solving business challenges ensures seamless interactions and delivers valuable insights to SMBs, reinforcing Sage’s position as a leader in the industry.

“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 Sage. 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   Regina Crowshaw, Director of ISV Strategy, Sales, and Programs at Sage.

“Sage drives innovation and fosters business growth by delivering insightful solutions designed to enable organizations to scale and succeed. By leveraging the capabilities of Smart’s field-proven demand forecasting and inventory planning solutions, Sage is poised to supply the necessary expertise to assess needs, establish objectives, and craft the underlying business strategies key for ensuring widespread adoption and deriving maximum benefit.  We look ahead to what we can accomplish together, 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 such as Disney, Arizona Public Service, and Ameren. 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.

About Sage Corporation

Sage exists to knock down barriers so everyone can thrive, starting with the millions of Small and Mid-Sized Businesses served by us, our partners, and accountants. Customers trust our finance, HR, and payroll software to make work and money flow. By digitizing business processes and relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, banks, and governments, our digital network connects SMBs, removing friction and delivering insights. Knocking down barriers also means we use our time, technology, and experience to tackle digital inequality, economic inequality and the climate crisis.


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 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, Arizona Public Service, Ameren, 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, 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 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 Disney, Arizona Public Service, and Ameren.  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