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SAAS, Cloud & The Supply Chain

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SAAS, Cloud & The Supply Chain

  1. 1. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight 1-888-400-7950 Excited@spiceTG.com Business Intelligence I Data Integration The Future Of Supply Chain 2010 “Cloud Based Services” SAAS & the Supply Chain Neel Sharma Managing Partner SPICE Technology GroupOct 23, 2010 Toronto Congress Center
  2. 2. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight ABOUT SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP • Toronto-based SPICE leverages modern “cloud” technologies to help our manufacturing, retail & distribution (MRD) customers improve their competitive position substantially while also lowering operating costs. • We focus on bringing SAAS business intelligence and SAAS data integration capabilities to our clients. • Our customers find that our executive dashboards, on-demand business reporting services and multi- enterprise visibility & integration helps reduce costs by as much as 50% and increase customer service levels by 25% 2 SAAS BI & DI Platform Managed Services Reporting & Data Integration Industry Dashboards
  3. 3. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight Supply Chain – Traditional Definition Logistics, transportation, warehousing, …possibly purchasing ….[OPERATIONAL] 3 = Supply Chain
  4. 4. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight 4 Supply Chain – Future …An integrated focus on the global flow of goods-cash-information across the value chain [STRATEGIC] BUY MAKE MOVE SERVE PLAN SERVE & SELL MOVE MAKE BUY $
  5. 5. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight 5 Customers Distributors Raw Material Component Factory Retail StoreSystem Factory Enterprise Suppliers Customers Distributors Raw Material Component Factory Retail StoreSystem Factory Enterprise Suppliers Image: Aberdeen Group
  6. 6. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight COMPUTING – a quick history An evolution …..increase in speed and ubiquity, decrease in costs 6 Punch card Mainframes Mini Computers PC Client-Server Cloud & MobileInternet
  7. 7. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight CLOUD COMPUTING 7 Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid. Cloud computing is a paradigm shift following the shift from mainframe to client–server in the early 1980s. Details are abstracted from the users, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. - Wikipedia
  8. 8. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight CLOUD: WHAT IS IT, REALLY? 8 Data Centre Business Logic Knowledge Business Process & Resources Mobile Data & Code Kitchen Sink YOU MARKET-READY APPLICATIONS & BUSINESS PROCESSES AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND FIREWALL ANYTHING-AS-A-SERVICE Communities
  9. 9. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight 9 1. Infrastructure Hardware, Data Centre 2. Middleware Integration 3. Development Tools, Code, Testing & Support 5. Business Process 4. Application On-premise, Licenses TRADITIONAL--ITDRIVEN END USER Infrastructure-as-a-Service IAAS Integration-as-a-Service Cloud Integration, Cloud EDI, SOA Development-as-a-Service Platform-as-a-Service, Open Source, SOA Business Process Outsource BPO, Managed Services, ITeS Software-as-a-Service Hosted Single/ Multi-tenant, Usage-based CLOUD--ENDUSERDRIVEN SPEEDYAFFORDABLEAGILE
  10. 10. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight Lower cost Lower complexity Faster time to market No obsolescence 10 BENEFITS OF “CLOUD” $x,000s $x,000,000 1-2 Teams 5-10 Teams Days/Weeks Months/Years Utilization Licenses/Upgrades
  11. 11. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight Supply Chain “EDI” for mid size Retailer • Traditional Model $3 M– 4M, 5 years to implement • Cloud/SAAS Model: <$500k, 40 weeks-to-benefit 11
  12. 12. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight “Supply Chain Custom App” for mid size Retailer • Traditional Model $1.5M, 2 years to implement • Cloud/SAAS Model: <$100k, 30 weeks to benefit 12
  13. 13. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight SAAS, CLOUD & THE SUPPLY CHAIN –TOP INITIATIVES eInvoicing E-Commerce Master Data & SKU Rationalization Multi-Channel Integration EDI & Web PO, Invoice, ASN Scan-based Trading 13 SC Infrastruvure (ERP, WMS, etc)
  14. 14. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight EVOLUTION OF SUPPLY CHAIN PRIORITIES PAST CURRENT FUTURE 14
  15. 15. SPICE TECHNOLOGY GROUP Better Data I Faster Insight 1-888-400-7950 Excited@spiceTG.com Business Intelligence I Data Integration Neel Sharma Managing Partner SPICE Technology Group Neel.Sharma@SpiceTG.com ? Q&A twitter.com/NeelabhSharma Canadian EC-EDI-B2B Forum Canadian Executives Forum

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