Customers nominate Smart Software for recognition by industry publication Supply Chain Brain

Belmont, Mass., August 9, 2012 – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that Supply Chain Brain, a well-respected supply chain industry publication, has again chosen the company as one of the world’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners.”  Smart Software was nominated by its customers and selected, for the seventh year, as a leader in supply chain management, its technical achievements, and its ability to meet customers’ needs for demand forecasting and demand planning solutions.

Supply Chain Brain published its findings in its July/August 2012 issue.  The magazine cites Smart Software customers’ reasons for nominating the company:

“After benchmarking several forecasting software products, SmartForecasts became the obvious choice for us. We have been using it for years as a key element of our MRP process.”

“Their software has enabled us to increase availability while reducing inventory.”

“Coupling their forecast with our fleet retirement schedule, we were able to more accurately reduce replenishment at a proportionate rate. Cost avoidance for these fleets alone was approximately $1.6m.”

“They have provided outstanding customer support outside of the normal contractual obligations.”

According to Brad Berger, publisher of Supply Chain Brain,Supply Chain Brain’s 10th annual list of “100 Great Supply Chain Partners”is the result of a six-month on-line poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. Thousands of nominations were received for hundreds of trading partners in every aspect of supply chain management. This year’s list represents companies whose solutions and services have been so impressive, that their customers took the time to write and let us know. Our compliments to Smart Software on making this select list of companies!”

“We work very hard to deliver exceptional value to our customers – value that enables them to effectively forecast, plan, and optimize their inventory needs.” said Nelson Hartunian, president of Smart Software. “Our solutions have helped hundreds of companies reduce inventories, cut costs, and increase service levels at a time when these capabilities are critical to business success. It is especially gratifying to be nominated by our customers, and to get such strong affirmation from a leading supply chain publication.”

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, Otis Elevator, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, 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 World Wide Web at www.smartsoftware.wpengine.com.

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: info@smartsoftware.wpengine.com