Datalliance Adds Flexibility and Ease-of-Use Enhancements to Cloud-based Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Platform
Latest Release Delivers New Capabilities for Global Consumer & Industrial Markets
Datalliance today announced immediate availability of the latest release of the cloud-based Datalliance VMI platform with a number of important new capabilities focused on adding more flexibility and increased ease-of-use in several important areas. Enhancements were driven by feedback from the global user community combined with Datalliance’s vision for the continued evolution of the VMI process.New capabilities are available for immediate use by Datalliance customers and their trading partners at no cost, and with no need to install or upgrade software.Datalliance delivers enhancement releases three times per year, with nearly 50 releases having been delivered to date.
Enhancements in this release include important new capabilities for order point management, replenishment order review, event handling and returns automation. Highlights include:
- Order Point Management: new capabilities for identifying significant negative demand and managing its impact on replenishment, as well as options to manage the replenishment of items to a min or max number of days-of-supply.
- Replenishment Order Worksheets: new order generation rules allowing order worksheets to automatically be built for negative available items on non-order days, as well as the ability to review all key replenishment values in both supplier or distributor unit of measure.
- Event handling: new configuration options to simplify distributor/supplier communication and handling of event (e.g. promotion) quantities.
- Returns automation: a number of new capabilities to increase the flexibility of building returns, eliminate items that are out of scope, and improve visibility to the status of a return.
In addition, system availability in Australian time zones is being added as of this release to support growing Datalliance activity in the Asia/Pacific region.
As with every release, a number of general technical and performance enhancements are also included to further support overall system scalability, reliability and availability.