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’s practical experience and delivery focus were key to the success of this program. Also their collaborative way of engaging and working with stakeholders meant that we felt they were “doing it with us” rather than “doing it to us”. Overall, GRA's deep expertise, professional approach and shared commitment to delivering results made them the perfect partner for our multi-year Procurement transformation program.

– David White, Manager Enterprise Procurement, Aurizon

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)