Supply chain optimisation firm Logility has acquired long-term partner AdapChain in a move designed to accelerate the deployment of its solutions and develop more innovative supply chain capabilities. 

Privately-held AdapChain is a US-based developer of advanced integration solutions, whose technology simplifies and speeds the integration of supply chain and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. 

The two firms have been partnering for several years on the development of template-based integrations. AdapChain's AdapLink – now Logility Voyager AdapLink – enables companies to enhance their supply chain capabilities by quickly integrating the rich transaction and master data from their enterprise systems. 

"Acquiring AdapChain extends Logility's ability to deploy innovative supply chain and retail optimisation solutions more quickly and at a lower total cost of ownership than our industry peers," says Allan Dow, president of Logility. "Many Logility customers around the world have already realised significant benefits through the use of Voyager AdapLink. And, we have identified additional investment areas to deliver new efficiencies and harness the exponential growth of data that will drive tomorrow's hyper-responsive supply chains."

Highlights of the Voyager AdapLink include: 

  • Delivering a framework for continued innovation while providing advanced capabilities for error checking, data validation and transformations.
  • Separating the integration component from the underlying ERP and SCM technologies eliminates the need to specify, develop, test, and debug new components. This reduces risk, increases integration quality and shortens the payback period during the initial implementation and future for upgrades.
  • Data from multiple enterprise systems and beyond the four walls including IoT and social signals can be integrated to support the needs of advanced planning processes including Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and long-range Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
  • Net change management and distributed processing synchronises extremely high SKU volumes in less time by only exchanging data that has changed since the last update. 

The continued adoption of more mature business processes such as S&OP and IBP, and the ability to leverage the Internet-of-Things (IoT) further drives the need to connect multiple enterprise systems across the organisation, AdapChain says.