Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Inbound Logistics Again Select Smart Software for Top 100 Lists

Belmont, Mass., May 9, 2012 -Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that two supply chain industry publications have again chosen the company to be on their “Top 100” lists. Smart was selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Inbound Logistics for the seventh and eighth years, respectively.  The listings recognize Smart Software as a leader in the supply chain planning software niche, and highlight the company’s strengths in technical innovation and the ability to meet customers’ needs for forecasting and demand planning solutions.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine chose Smart Software for its annual “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100” announced on May 2, and to be published in its June 2012 issue.  This year, the magazine focused the criteria for its “100” feature on supply chain transformation projects that have had a significant impact on a company through the implementation process. Smart Software’s submission described a project with Montreal Transit Corporation, which used Smart’s flagship product, SmartForecasts®, to help the agency meet the very high levels of customer service demanded by its operating units, while reducing the service parts inventory required.

“Our goal with this year’s ‘100’ is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The projects featured in the ‘100’ article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.”

In its April 2012 issue, Inbound Logistics’ editors recognized 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence.  Chosen from more than 300 companies, the “Top 100 Logistics IT Providers” selected demonstrate leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers’ needs for scalability, simplicity, fast ROI, and ease of implementation.

“When choosing this year’s Top 100 Logistics IT Providers, Inbound Logistics‘ editors looked for technology providers that solved specific logistics challenges, but also acted as change agents by helping to transform overall business operations,” said Felicia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics. “Selections were based on how transformative logistics IT solutions impact all business activities and drive integration across internal processes as well as external processes for vendors and customers. Smart Software was selected because its solutions work tactically to master supply chain transactions, as well as strategically to act as a change agent to drive the enterprise to more closely match demand to supply.  Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Smart Software for innovative solutions empowering logistics and supply chain excellence.”

“I continue to be amazed by the number companies – large and small – that leave millions of dollars on the table by not embracing transformative supply chain technologies,” said Charles Smart, president and CEO of Smart Software.  “We are driven by the opportunity to help organizations streamline their demand planning and inventory optimization processes, achieving greater operational performance with substantially reduced inventories.  We do this without disrupting existing systems and processes, and are gratified to receive this recognition for our work.”

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 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, 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

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