Descartes Logistics Technology Platform vs. SAP Supply Chain Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descartes Logistics Technology Platform
Score 6.2 out of 10
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The Logistics Technology Platform is a supply chain management offering from Descartes Systems Group headquartered in Ontario.N/A
SAP SCM
Score 8.0 out of 10
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SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a tightly integrated suite of applications that automate various processes inherent to the enterprise supply chain.N/A
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User Testimonials
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Descartes Systems Group
Descartes Logistics Technology Platform has a control tower view which we have used a lot. It permits us to check on [the] real-time status of every truck, also has the features and option to communicate with the trucks' ELD, which gives us the most liable information about his current location and status.
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SAP
For retail, logistics and manufacturing industry business cases, I think SAP Supply Chain Management is very well suited. GATP backorder processing, forecasting, scheduling, product availability check, rule based ATP checks are specific scenarios in which it is well suited.
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Pros
Descartes Systems Group
  • An easy and free of hassle mobile application
  • Precise location of a truck in a map view
  • Identify possible delays to stops
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SAP
  • Availability of different statistical forecasting methods covering different patterns i.e. Trend, Cyclical, Seasonal and Irregularity.
  • Different modules to cater to different business requirement ranging from long-term need (Demand Planning), Medium Term (Supply Planning), Short Term (Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling).
  • Easy integration with core ERP for transfer of master and transaction data. Planning specific functions can be executed in SAP APO while execution can still be carried out in core ERP suite.
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Cons
Descartes Systems Group
  • Intelligence, it gets stuck in some areas of the country
  • Integration with [other] apps, we would appreciate a collaboration with [other] tracking apps that can share the same information if they are being installed [on] the same device
  • A better and clean dashboard, its face needs a renewal, a fresh look, adapted to the current trends
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SAP
  • When moving from non-SAP to SAP solution for Supply Chain Management-APO, it may take some time for business users to get use to, as solution provided in user interface sometime seems complex.
  • For track and trace solution within SAP Supply Chain Management has scarcity of good resources especially when you want to track custom objects with complex use cases.
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Descartes Systems Group
It is a powered tool that can be used by any of the current logistics (and why not?, non-logistics companies), that need a reliable, accurate, and well-based amount of information of the fleet, with ease. Using the [latest] technologies, integrating a wide view of transportation, inventory, [and] custom status on a single but not simple platform.
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SAP
SAP provides an extensive product suite with its SCM and has functionalities to cater to different industries. Supply chain planning is divided into several steps, some of which are executed by components in SAP ECC and others by components in SAP SCM. It is possible and advisable to integrate these two systems and to use them together for planning. System integration takes place using the Core Interface (CIF). Even though As/400 remains a critical part of the computing infrastructure for many of the global organizations, ease of scalability, integration with cloud, advanced planning and analytics functionality and availability of strong talents make SAP SCM a better choice.
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Return on Investment
Descartes Systems Group
  • Positive, we can do our things faster than ever with using the information shown in the platform, avoiding unnecessary calls and interactions
  • Increasing the liability of the gathered information about trucks' actual/real location
  • A solution to improving our overall shipment visibility
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SAP
  • SAP Supply Chain Management provided suitable solution for promotion planning, forecasting, life cycle planning, VMI replenishment etc. Business team started seeing benefits of those in no time.
  • For collaborative planning, business team had few dis-satisfactory points when compared with previous non-SAP solution.
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