Acquisitions a Drain on North American Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Market

ARC Advisory Group has new research focusing on North America’s Supply Chain Planning Boutique System Integrators. Supply chain planning implementation and consulting can be provided by the SCP software suppliers, global consulting firms, or boutiques. ARC defines boutiques as companies that garner over 80 percent of their revenues implementing solutions in just one region (North America for this report), have over 50 percent coming from consulting around supply chain management (WMS, TMS, etc.), and at least 5 percent of their revenues coming from SCP implementations and consulting. The market is small because the boutiques keep getting acquired by the global consulting firms. When a global consulting firm can’t acquire a boutique, they have been known to lure over that firms’ top consultants, which at times has led to the demise of the firm.

"SCP software vendors bemoan these acquisitions. They find it much less bureaucratic to work with the boutiques and find many of the consultants from global consulting firms to be arrogant. For companies that want to engage a system integrator with the right skills, going to software vendor’s partner pages can be misleading. It is important to understand that a consulting firm that is listed as a Gold partner does not mean that the SI does more implementations of a particular supplier’s solution than a Silver or Bronze or even an integrator that is not even listed as a partner. Partnerships can partially reflect the amount of money the SI spends on joint marketing activities," according to Steve Banker, Vice President of Supply Chain Research and key author of ARC's North American Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Market Research.

Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • Digital Supply Chain Transformation 
  • Agility
  • Autonomous Planning 
  • SaaS
  • Resilience
  • Public Cloud Solutions 
  • Platform Solutions
  • Environmental, Social & Governance

Leading Suppliers to the Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: BizBrain, Clarkston Consulting, enVista, Spinnaker SCA, Trinamix.

About the Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Research

The North American Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators research explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts. The research segmentation includes Industry, World Region, Revenue Category, Customer Tier, Consulting Service Type, SCP Implementation by Vendor.

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