Silvon Announces Availability of New Supply Chain Solution

Jim Martin

Continuing to add to its long list of supply chain-based solutions, Silvon Software, Inc. (Westmont, Ill.) announces the availability of Stratum -- a new offering designed to address the business performance needs of supply chain companies.

An integrated suite of analytic applications, Stratum runs on the AS/400, NT, and Unix platforms and enables supply chain companies to analyze and manage the performance of their sales, marketing, manufacturing, procurement, e-business, financial and customer-focused operations.

Stratum is powered by Silvon's DataTracker technology and features hundreds of pre-built, best-of-breed analytical views and reports based on supply chain-specific business models, allowing users to make knowledgeable-based decisions in a short amount of time. In addition, this new product suite also offers closed-loop processing functionality for automatically triggering actions in ERP, CRM and other Web-based transaction systems based on analysis findings.

"Because its analytical views and reports are based on industry-specific models, Stratum will typically meet 100 percent or more of a company's performance management requirements," says Michael J. Hennel, president and CEO of Silvon. "Combine this with fast implementation and Stratum offers immediate value out of the box while giving our customers an end-to-end solution for planning, analyzing and managing the key performance indicators of their businesses. It provides companies the benefit of being able to react quicker to changes in market conditions, product acceptance, customer preference, operational costs and quality by giving users a 360-degree view of the business to base immediate decisions on and to build future plans. Our solution is a first of its kind in the packaged analytic application area which will allow companies to avoid having to build costly, time-consuming, and generally less functional, solutions from the ground up."

The Stratum suite of analytic applications is currently available from Silvon and features seven stand-alone, yet integratable, modules for Sales Performance Management, Marketing Performance Management, Manufacturing Performance Management, Procurement Performance Management, e-Business Performance Management, Financial Performance Management and Customer Analytics. Product license fees range from $75,000 on up, based on server size, number of modules licensed, and user seats purchased.