News: Competitive Insights Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

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Atlanta, GA, April 22, 2014 – Competitive Insights, a leading provider of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions, announced it has been listed as a Cool Vendor in the “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management Applications, 2014” 1 report by Gartner, Inc.

CI is defining a new frontier in IBP solutions.  CI’s solutions incorporate patented methodologies and technologies that transform large volumes of disparate transactional data (Big Data) into accurate and specific performance details (Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive and Prescriptive) across the enterprise.  CI provides specific fact based details that uncover insights into a wide variety of performance measurements including specific Net Landed Cost To Serve (NLCTS) product and customer cost measurements and their associated true Net Landed Profit (NLP) contributions.  In addition, CI’s solutions also allow customers to use the same IBP data to measure and manage prioritized supply chain operating risks.

“Gartner’s recognition of Competitive Insights is no surprise,” said Jim Hardy, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Under Armour. “The actionable performance insights they provide through their cloud based application CI.RADAaR™ is game changing.  It will be the basis for how innovative companies compete in the future.”

“We are honored to be included in the Cool Vendors 2014 report by Gartner,” said Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights. “We are committed to the advancement of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions for our Customers. Solutions allow our Customers to make informed, fact based decisions based on current and precise performance information.”

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About Competitive Insights

Competitive Insights (CI) provides cloud based Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions to customers including some of the nation’s most recognizable brands. CI’s CI.RADAaR™ solution cleans and processes customers’ transactional data from multiple sources to support cross-functional, fact-based decisions. Actionable decisions support the decrease of operating costs, maximization of profits, mitigation of operating risks and minimization of carbon emissions. This information is further used by cross functional teams of supply chain, sales, finance and marketing business users to make and monitor strategic decisions for specific segments of the business. For more information please visit:


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1 Gartner “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management Applications, 2014” by C. Dwight Klappich, Noha Tohamy, Christian Titze, Tim Payne, April 15, 2014.


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