Which scenarios are better suited to SideUp Reply rather than a WMS distributed using a traditional model?
The main features that differentiate SideUp Reply from a traditionally distributed WMS are: no start up costs, the software is managed entirely by the provider, up and running in less time and the opportunity to adjust monthly costs to reflect actual use.
For this reason SideUp Reply is particularly suited to those scenarios where:
- Funding for investments in hardware and software is limited (for example small and medium enterprises);
- The business’ lifespan is short/medium term and does not allow for significant investments (short term logistics contracts);
- Business volumes are too low for a significant investment (businesses that do not have warehousing as their core business);
- The business scenario is highly uncertain or risky and, at least during the first phase, does not allow for significant investments (short term or highly uncertain contracts or projects);
- Support from the internal IT department is limited (companies with an IT department with limited resources, based in other branches or abroad);
- Operations take place in another branch and IT support is difficult to access (remote logistics operators or foreign branches of big companies);
- The business scenario varies enormously and therefore needs to be able to adapt IT costs to business volumes.