SOURCE: Kewill

Kewill

September 16, 2014 08:00 ET

Kewill Announces Availability of Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Mid-Sized and Expanding LSPs

Hosted Supply Chain Solution Offers Low Up-Front Costs and Fast Implementation Without Compromising on Functionality, While Future Proofing for Growth

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM and CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced the availability of Kewill MOVE® on the Cloud, a hosted version of their multimodal transportation management software platform. Kewill MOVE on the Cloud specifically addresses the needs of mid-sized and expanding logistics service providers (LSPs) that need to compete with larger rivals, without having the upfront investment of an enterprise-level solution. By using hosted, turnkey templates for trade management, freight forwarding, warehousing and transport, the new cloud solutions help logistics companies better manage internal processes and offer improved customer service, all while avoiding traditional IT overhead.

In a recent Gartner report, Analyst Chad Eschinger commented on the industry need for mid-sized and expanding small businesses to have access to scalable multimodal transportation management software: "The market for SCM solutions is influenced by a climate that continues to make large capital expenditure difficult for many organizations. This environment will drive many organizations to adopt solutions that are deemed 'best of breed' and often delivered as a subscription, which provides more focused capabilities and typically enables less expensive and quicker deployments," said Eschinger. "We expect that, through 2018, twice as many organizations will purchase private cloud and hosted offerings each year as those that purchase multitenant SaaS offerings1."

Kewill MOVE on the Cloud delivers the advanced technology and security of the on-premises MOVE platform, with the ease-of-use, scalability and agility required by mid-size and expanding small businesses. It supports the entire logistics network, enabling end-to-end visibility, collaboration and control. The hosted, out-of-the-box solution offers a lower upfront investment, allowing businesses to get up and running quickly without complex implementation. With the option to add on additional capabilities and functionality as their business grows, the result is an agile, scalable platform that adapts alongside the organization. 

Benefits of Kewill MOVE on the Cloud include:

  • Rapid deployment: get up and running quickly with no lengthy implementation process - hosted, turnkey software is fully functional and can be in production, adding value quickly
  • No infrastructure costs: hosted, Cloud environment means no hardware investment
  • Turnkey templates: based on years of expert implementations for some of the world's largest companies, customers get best-of-breed functionality out-of-the-box
  • Easy integration: pre-defined XML data formats ensure easy integration with other business systems and those of customers and partners
  • Reduction in errors: built in EDI engine ensures straight-through data processing, resulting in fewer errors from multiple manual data re-entry points and speeds up processes
  • Informed decision-making: standard reports provide access to the information organizations need to make informed business decisions
  • Process automation: key processes are automated, ensuring greater control across the supply chain

"Kewill MOVE on the Cloud provides mid-sized logistics service providers and freight forwarders, access to the real-time, critical information needed to ensure seamless, productive and lucrative supply chain execution," said Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill. "By elevating our Kewill MOVE platform to the Cloud, these organizations can now afford the solutions they need, and only those they need, for the period they need them while providing the capability to unlock new features and functionality as their businesses grow, or customers change. The Kewill MOVE Cloud based solutions fill the gap between the less flexible and growth inhibiting multi-tenant SaaS solutions and the high cost, high IT impacting enterprise level solutions. Kewill is pleased to provide these offerings to this fast-growing and largely underserved market of supply chain execution service providers and practitioners."

About Kewill
Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE® platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for in excess of 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries.To learn more about the company, visit www.kewill.com, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

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1 Survey analysis: Forecast Analysis: Supply Chain Management Software, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update Published: 24 July 2014, Analyst Chad Eschinger Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says Supply Chain Management Software Revenue Is on Course to Reach $10 Billion in 2014, July 24, 2014, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2806917.