Our team has implemented many successful IBP solutions for FMCG companies around the world. These are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received from happy customers.
"Implementing Blueshift’s Forecasting and Trade Spend Management tool has significantly improved the visibility of how and where we spend our Trade Investment funds. Consequently, we can review and optimise our investment for the greatest return on our funds."
Grant LewisCommercial Manager
"The ONE Solution offers a great link across forecasting, accruals and claims and presents it all in one central location, in a user friendly interface. ONE has been a great improvement to Fonterra systems as it has removed a need for a mass of spreadsheets and manual calculations."
Jo StephensWoolworths Account Manager
Bulla Dairy Foods
"The Blueshift team are highly engaging, responsive and very adaptable to business needs and that is complemented by a high level of industry experience."
Al SloanBusiness Analyst
WHO IS THE ONE SOLUTION FOR?
The Blueshift solution is a companywide plan, with benefits for every business function. An Integrated Business Plans is a must have for any forward thinking organisation.
COMPANIES THAT USE BLUESHIFT
Blueshift is used predominantly in the FMCG industry, but our solution was built with all categories in mind.
Specific R&D has gone into making our solution an accurate, user friendly baseline and incremental IBP tool. Our team has helped many consumer goods companies around the world implement the Blueshift ONE Solution.
Understand the technology behind Blueshift’s ONE Solution.
Blueshift’s ONE Solution is built on the Microsoft stack, using best practice tools and techniques including SQL Server, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, IIS and WPF. We are always evolving and are now leveraging a micros services
architecture using Docker, CQRS/ES, Kafka and utilising MemSQL for Big Data. End users are naturally familiar with the user experience which aligns closely to Office applications such as Excel.
Blueshift’s ONE Solution has been interfaced with SAP, JDE, Pronto, Movex, MFG Pro, Sage, COGNOS, Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV – as well as Scan providers Aztec, IRI and AC Nielsen. The system is very flexible in its interface capabilities – web APIs, text files, direct database connections, and other methods are all compatible.
Given the system is ordinarily hosted on internal infrastructure, remote access is made possible using the corporate VPN, Citrix, VDI, or other mechanism. Given the end to end nature of the solution and the complexity and volume of data, entirely offline access is not supported.
Blueshift’s ONE System is on a per-feature release cycle. Blueshift heavily invest in ongoing development and all new features (and fixes) are available to all customers once developed and tested; with most customers installing a new release three times per year.
This is the process we follow to ensure our customers have a smooth IBP implementation.
Prelim Business Case
Blueshift engage to understand your business at a high level and establish a simple estimated ROI.
System and process demonstration and detailed metric analysis to prove ROI.
Blueprinting, prototyping, system integration, data validation, SIT/UAT, training and Go-Live Hypercare Support.
ELS and pro-active support including Blueshift’s ongoing IBP Excellence Program.