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

We invited GRA to run a workshop to educate the broader business on S&OP, help us design a next level S&OP process and map out the requirements and next steps to implementation. We have made significant progress with S&OP since the workshop, the key aspect is that it has been accepted at all levels and there is commitment to the process which was the big hurdle.

– Lee Rawstron, Head of Operations ANZ, Sinochem Australia

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)