Application Areas

Boardwalk enables enterprise applications for the extended enterprise never before considered possible.

Supply Chain:

Lora Cecere – Forbes – “This week, I worked with nine manufacturing clients that have something in common. What? Each manufacturing company has spent millions on the implementation of SAP and JDA supply chain planning software, and they don’t use it. Instead, the planning for these large companies is being done in spreadsheets. It is a dirty little secret in the industry. People pretend..”

Human Resources:

HR professionals all around the world are using spreadsheets as their default tool for managing basic operations.

Finance & Accounting:

Does your FP&A team spend 80% of their time getting data and only 20% of the time actually analyzing the data? It's time to change the role of spreadsheets in your FPA applications.

Information Technology Platform:

According to a McKinsey joint study, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time, while delivering 56 percent less value than predicted

Consumer Packaged Goods:

Technology is increasingly fundamental to competitive advantage in the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) industry. It can spark innovation in business processes and product offerings while collaboration between all value chain participants can more effectively shape business strategies.

High-Tech:

High-tech manufacturers need unit level demand forecast data from sales teams and trading partners. Without it, they end up building the wrong amount or wrong mix of products which impacts margins and profits.

Financial Services:

A focus on better compliance is increasingly helping banks, insurers and capital markets firms effectively manage operational risk throughout their organizations.

Manufacturing:

According to Aberdeen, 84% of manufacturers still use spreadsheets for planning, scheduling, and forecasting.

Retail:

With tight margins, volatile markets, and changing customer demands, retailers and wholesalers need collaboration now more than ever for their planning.

Apparel:

To realize product cost reductions and improve margins, apparel enterprises must increase supply chain alignment through better collaboration across globally distributed teams.

Insurance:

The number-one priority for insurance carriers today is profitable growth and one of the most effective ways to enable this growth is through the use of innovative collaborative technology.