Application Areas

Boardwalk enables enterprise digital ledger powered planning applications for the extended enterprise never before considered possible.

Supply Chain:

Manufacturers and their supply chain trading partners should be implementing digital ledger technology into their processes to shorten lead times, save money and build more transparent supply chains.

Human Resources:

As a cross-industry disruptor, digital ledger technology has the potential to reshape the HR technology landscape changing the way payroll, recruitment, competency management and learning are managed in the enterprise today.

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 digitally transform your FPA applications with a digital ledger.

Information Technology Platform:

The most important emerging technology for the enterprise – and therefore the CIO – is not big data, the social web, artificial intelligence, robotics or the cloud – it’s a digital ledger with blockchain capabilities.

Blockchain

Blockchain is nothing less than the second generation of the Internet. It will change every institution, in some ways more that the first generation did. McKinsey & Company Report May 2017.

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 digital ledger based collaboration between all value chain participants can more effectively shape trusted business strategies.

High-Tech:

Distributed ledger technology ensures accountability, immutability, auditability, and integrity of data, making it ideal for the collaborative, multi-party exchanges high-tech manufacturers need in order to manage enterprise data from internal and external teams. Without this, they end up building the wrong amount or wrong mix of products which impacts margins and profits.

Financial Services:

With immediate and practical applications in financial services focused mainly on payments and collaborative exchanges ranging from executing capital planning to producing liquidity reports — digital ledger technology will revolutionize the way the finance function operates.

Manufacturing:

Collaborative Digital Ledger technology has the potential to radically change manufacturing supply chains more than ever has been seen before enabling streamlined processes, improved transparency, better accountability, greater efficiency, and better security -- as well as simplified data management.

Retail:

Retailers are increasingly recognizing a digital ledger’s transformative ability to streamline operations, ensure product authenticity and enable tighter supply chain collaboration.

Apparel:

To realize product cost reductions, improved margins and a better relationship with consumers, apparel manufacturers and retailers must leverage digital ledger enabled collaborative exchanges across globally distributed teams to increase supply chain alignment and transparency.

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 like a digital ledger with blockchain capabilities.

Government:

A digital ledger’s benefits—of security, efficiency, and speed—are readily applicable to public sector organizations, and the technology’s potential helps explain why so many government leaders are actively exploring its uses in government.

Order Management:

Blockchain’s benefits—of security, efficiency, and speed—are readily applicable to public sector organizations, and the technology’s potential helps explain why so many government leaders are actively exploring its uses in government.

Assortment Planning:

Blockchain’s benefits—of security, efficiency, and speed—are readily applicable to public sector organizations, and the technology’s potential helps explain why so many government leaders are actively exploring its uses in government.

Sales Planning:

Blockchain’s benefits—of security, efficiency, and speed—are readily applicable to public sector organizations, and the technology’s potential helps explain why so many government leaders are actively exploring its uses in government.

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Sales & Operations planning is overdue for major disruption. The process of moving a product from the manufacturer to the end recipient has become excessively complex involving multiple parties with lots of planning data supporting demand and supply, contracts, invoices, delivery notes, and customs information. Plus, visibility and transparency while the goods are in transit are generally poor. A digital ledger application can streamline the S&OP process and make it possible to collaborate, secure, and audit planning data at every step along the way bringing better efficiency, greater transparency, and better business outcomes for all supply chain parties involved.

Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE)

Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) is the time space 0-12 weeks out, when the “it’s too late” things happen. It’s when the planning and strategy of the sales, marketing, and product teams must be aligned with the supply chain and operations execution arms of the extended organization, During this time, the teams are focused on aligning execution strategy across demand, inventory, operational execution activities, trading partners, and supply chain strategies with a goal to maximize market opportunity, and on providing trade-off capabilities for profitability and customer satisfaction.

Trading Partner Collaboration

Industry analysts estimate that a stronger collaboration with trade partners and a closer synchronization between demand and supply can reduce inventory levels by up to 25 percent

Demand & Supply Planning

In an increasingly digital world, emerging technologies, such as a digital ledger, enable organizations to drive business value throughout their demand & supply networks.

Staffing Resource Management

Managing Trusted Human Resources Data is Essential to Running a Business

Salary Planning

An estimated 70 percent of companies in the U.S. still run compensation management manually

Incentive/Performance Management

Gartner estimates that manual Incentive and Performance Management processes overpay by 2-8% each year

Sales & Revenue Forecasting

Research has shown that the vast majority (97%) of companies that implemented a collaborative forecasting processes achieved their sales quotas - compared to just 55% amongst those that did not

Treasury & Cash Management

63% of treasurers polled said digital ledger technology can fundamentally change the payments ecosystem.

Financial Budgeting & Planning

Companies spend too much time on data accumulation, verification, and reconciliation. This is simply lost time, money, and resources. Instead, they should be focusing their efforts on improving business processes, spotting opportunities, and contributing to strategy. Digital transformation and digital ledger technology work hand-in-hand to make this happen.

IT Process Platform

Even though companies have spent millions of dollars on enterprise applications, 80% of the daily work in an enterprise is done outside of system(s) of record much of it within Excel

Project & Portfolio Management

76 percent of IT organizations still rely on spreadsheets for critical decision-making applications including PPM