IDC PlanScape: Warehouse Management Software in the Cloud to Maximize Resilience and Scalability

IDC PlanScape: Warehouse Management Software in the Cloud to Maximize Resilience and Scalability

  • December 2020 •
  • 11 pages •
  • Report ID: 5999408 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC PlanScape provides a path for supply chain executives, CIOs, and other business leaders to better understand the growing challenges of today's supply chain for real-time, accurate inventory visibility and decision making and how moving warehouse management into the cloud can meet the need for more resilient, scalable, and faster warehouse operations to satisfy escalating consumer demand and rising supply chain complexity. This document also provides a road map for identifying some of the key triggers for moving into the cloud and best practices for selecting a vendor that's right for your organization."Cloud WMS offers faster setup and deployment than is possible with a traditional on-premises system, as well as the ability to maintain it, securely, without significant IT human resources and with lower up-front costs than a traditional on-premises installation," said Jordan K. Speer, research manager, Global Supply Chain. "Cloud also offers flexibility, mobility, and real-time data flows. Rather than wrestle with in-house datacenters and unwieldy upgrades, organizations that shift to a hosted solution find that, inside the serverless and fully managed environment of a cloud WMS, they can easily scale up and down as needed while allowing their IT resources to focus on more creative and value-added responsibilities."