Avata: A Consequential Evolution Consociated With Oracle

CIO VendorDuane Hardacre, Managing Partners
Nowadays, most companies are encapsulating technology at an anomalous speed. For instance, any chain of stores operating at various locations uses technology to enhance the customer experience, react quickly to supply chain disruptions and demand changes and collaborate effectively. With the increased complexity supply chains, cost pressures and greater acceptance of technology and security, more companies are looking to cloud-based supply chain applications to accelerate time-to-benefit. This has all contributed to Avata’s success and growth by performing better demand forecasting, better supply planning, and better supply chain visibility in such industries as consumer goods, high technology and industrial manufacturing. Better inventory management, increased on time delivery, and improved customer service levels; ultimately drive higher revenues and margins. Avata, headquartered in Golden, CO, is a specialized global management consulting firm that provides services and solutions supporting clients’ full spectrum of supply chain initiatives. Avata is a highly recognized leader with deep industry, business, and technology experience specializing in the implementation of Oracle Value Chain Planning and Oracle Value Chain Execution solutions.

Avata is the first company globally and leader in delivering Oracle’s Value chain planning software as a service, in the Avata Business Cloud”, says Duane Hardacre, Managing Partner at Avata. Apart from Management consulting, they offer Education and training. Avata leverages Oracle’s User Productivity Kit (UPK) training tool as one of their change management accelerators to deliver professional level education and training to customers.

Avata’s Core-Service Offerings

Avata has a service offering called the ‘Avata business Cloud’, certified by Oracle.
The Avata Business Cloud, through the Oracle Business Process Services program, provides Oracle software, hardware and managed services via a monthly subscription that reduces risk, simplifies operations, and accelerates time-to-value.

Avata’s management consulting and implementation services are focused on the different aspects of the endto- end supply chain such as process re-engineering, organizational structure, and alignment, metrics and off shoring, covering processes like sales and operations planning demand forecasting supply chain planning, production, scheduling, collaboration, inventory management, Order Promising and complete global supply chain visibility and analytics. Some of the key products that Oracle offers and Avata implements in that space are Demantra, Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Rapid Planning, Inventory Optimization, StrategicNetwork Optimization, Production Scheduling and transportation management. All these solutions can work together as a holistic end-to-end supply chain solution or depending on company’s need each of these software modules can be implemented separately.

Success and Future Strategy Diegesis of Avata

Having been acknowledged by Gartner for not only their system implementation acumen, but also their process design and change management expertise is a significant differentiator for companies of similar size.

Among Avata’s many accolades over the years, the most recent was being awarded ‘the supply chain partner of the year’ by Oracle in 2012. Some of Avata’s clients have included Mattel, Logitech, Skullcandy, Emerson, Johnson & Johnson, and Decker’s Outdoor.

Avata’s has offices located in North America, Europe and Asia. They are growing offshore practice in India too. With the incredible success of the ‘Avata Business Cloud’ offering Supply chain solutions in the cloud (SaaS), Avata has significant grown in the US as well as Asia and Europe.

Company
Avata

Headquarters
Colorado, CO

Management
Duane Hardacre, Managing Partners and Managing Partners: Ken Spigarelli, Stefan Achilles, Anil Thomas

Description
A provider of complete portfolio of services specifically focused on supply chain disciplines.