Software as a Service (Saas)

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a solution delivery model where application software and related data are centrally hosted in the cloud. It is sometimes referred to as software on-demand.

GRA offers different SaaS solutions depending on client needs and requirements. Instead of owning and maintaining Advanced Planning software in a dedicated environment, GRA can provide all infrastructure and processing as an on-demand solution. This approach provides great flexibility as the solution can flex dynamically during peak processing periods and contract as workload reduces.

Alternately, the complete range of GRA tool-sets can be offered as a solution based service where a tool can be run and output provided for input in to your ERP or to provide additional insight to complement your existing capabilities. This allows for on-going business benefits with potentially lower establishment and maintenance investment. Some examples include:

  • GAINS can be used to model optimum ERP parameters which can then be provided in a configuration file for easy upload;
  • Llamasoft can be used to analyse the supply chain and reassess it making recommendations as conditions change

Our flexible approaches mean that a light-touch to deep-dive approach can be taken based on your capabilities, expertise and level of investment.

Testimonials

“GRA worked closely with our team to design, develop and deliver an end to end supply chain transformation. This involved implementing a demand-led supply chain that today drives a disciplined, integrated and effective S&OP process. Culturally, our organisation with help from GRA has significantly increased its awareness and appreciation for supply chain decision-making. The above has allowed us to improve our service levels & customer experience albeit whilst reducing inventory and supply chain operating expense.”

– Zel Medak , Regional Business Director (ANZ), Allnex

Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical)