e.Intelligence and Cornerstone Consulting Join Forces to Provide Collaborative Demand Planning Solutions for Retailers and Their Trading Partners
Partnership Combines Domain Knowledge and Predictive Intelligence Software Enabling Retailers to Improve Planning Accuracy and Grow Profit
MINNEAPOLIS, February 26, 2002 - e.Intelligence, Inc., a provider of Predictive Intelligence software, today announced a joint partnership with Cornerstone Consulting, an information technology consulting firm that specializes in the design, development and testing of application integration and data warehousing solutions. Cornerstone Consulting will be able to install and implement the e.Intelligence Suite(TM) as part of its enterprise-wide consulting and data integration services. With Cornerstone Consulting's background in data warehousing and business intelligence, the addition of the e.Intelligence Suite will enable Fortune 1000 retailers to build and deploy a collaborative environment for demand planning with their trading partners resulting in improved planning accuracy. These solutions are built on the retailer's data warehouse, allowing rapid deployment and improved return on the data warehouse investment.
Cornerstone Consulting, based in Minneapolis, MN, provides high-performance, scalable solutions that leverage an organization's existing investments, offer flexibility and enable business process optimization. Some of Cornerstone's clients include industry-leading corporations such as, Allianz, E*TRADE, Ecolab, Cargill, SUPERVALU and GMAC/RFC.
"By combining an existing data warehouse with a Predictive Intelligence solution, companies can gain valuable speed to market, exponential supply efficiencies, and an overall competitive advantage," said David Rowe, founding partner of Cornerstone Consulting. "The e.Intelligence Suite will enable our clients to address this need for demand visibility today."
The e.Intelligence Suite sits on top of the data warehouse to leverage its defined hierarchies, metrics and rules and provides a common demand planning process across the entire organization and beyond. Therefore, e.Intelligence customers, their trading partners and their suppliers have unprecedented demand visibility and can collaboratively plan and develop more accurate demand projections. e.Intelligence provides detailed demand visibility at all levels throughout an organization - product by product, customer by customer. In addition, users can perform "What if" analysis to better project demand and understand the impact of changes in demand drivers such as price, promotion, merchandising, distribution and assortment. Finally, e.Intelligence enables updated demand plans to be added back to the data warehouse, so organizations can now report plan versus actual performance. The results are improved profitability and margins because organizations can more effectively manage variable costs and maximize demand drivers to ensure the right product is in front of the right customer.
"Cornerstone Consulting is a premier firm that understands what it takes to implement world-class data warehousing and business intelligence solutions," said Rick Tanler, chief executive officer and president of e.Intelligence. "Our retail customers are looking for solutions to solve very sophisticated demand planning issues and together we bring the software and domain expertise to ensure their success."
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