ToolsGroup/Engage Alliances Summit 2023 Launches New Era for ToolsGroup and Its Global Partners | News Direct

ToolsGroup/Engage Alliances Summit 2023 Launches New Era for ToolsGroup and Its Global Partners ToolsGroup’s sprawling partner network celebrates a history of collaboration and innovation while springboarding into the next generation of AI-powered supply chain transformations.

News release by ToolsGroup

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Boston, MA | December 19, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, welcomed members of its partner ecosystem to the ToolsGroup/Engage Alliances Summit 2023 in Vienna, Austria. The event both reflected and drove the community’s momentum, articulating the company’s progress, expounding on strategic acquisitions and product updates, and continuing to nurture fruitful collaborations. One of the event highlights was the distribution of the ToolsGroup Partner Awards, recognizing partners who exemplify the collaborative mindset and industry expertise that catalyze successful supply chain transformation.

“After an exciting period of change and growth, it was wonderful to gather again as a community to discuss the learnings and successes of the past year,” said ToolsGroup CEO, Inna Kuznetsova. “The energy and excitement is palpable as we look ahead to a future brimming with collaborative opportunities. We’re grateful to have such engaged and insightful partners, and together, we look forward to fulfilling our mission to make supply chain a force for good worldwide.”

ToolsGroup congratulates the winners of the 2023 ToolsGroup Partner Awards.

Global VAR of the Year: Awarded to Optilon for consistently demonstrating tenacity, expertise, and a commendable collaborative spirit. The company exhibits exceptional skill in harnessing ToolsGroup’s solutions and an unwavering commitment to supply chain optimization and operational efficiency. “Our holistic approach helps companies find unique solutions to complex supply chain challenges,” said Richard Barkevall, CEO. “Our 15-year partnership has been integral to the success of our customers, leveraging powerful ToolsGroup technology and our Nordic expertise to maximize business impact for organizations across the region.”

Longest-Standing Partner: Awarded to Israel-based Rasner Logistic Software for its profound competence, partnership-driven attitude, and commitment to supply chain excellence. “Our thriving customer base relies on the innovations born of this partnership,” said Amnon Rasner, CEO. “We’re grateful for this recognition and look forward to continuing this tradition of mutual respect, collaboration, and innovation.”

Best Referral Partner of the Year: Awarded to Italy-based Carpe Diem Valuenet, for driving customer value through their expertise, relationships, and tailored solutions. “Our partnership with ToolsGroup helps us equip our customers with the vital resources and solutions that effect successful supply chains,” said Federico Turco, Board Member. “This accolade reflects our shared mission to maximize value for our clients.”

Rookie Partner of the Year: Awarded to one of ToolsGroup’s newest partners, Spain-based Lãberit, for its dedication to enhancing customers’ supply chain performance through technological innovation. “ToolsGroup’s machine learning and Lãberit’s consulting expertise is a powerful combination,” said Pablo Boix, SCM BU Manager. “We’re excited to develop this partnership further, transforming supply chains as we expand into new regions.”

Most Challenging Partner Deal: Awarded to NTT DATA and LogicaMatrix for co-navigating one of the year’s most complex deals with finesse and commitment. According to Jukka Korpela, Business Consulting Managing Directors at NTT DATA, “Our membership in the ToolsGroup community empowers us to neutralize supply chain challenges by joining our data-driven strategies with other industry-leading supply chain experts. We’re grateful to ToolsGroup and LogicaMatrix for their collaborative efforts that helped us deliver a powerful solution to the customer.”

Manoranjith Pathekkara, Leader, Digital Supply Chains at LogicaMatrix, added: “We are delighted to be part of the ToolsGroup community for the past nine years, contributing to the establishment of ToolsGroup's presence in this region. Our commitment involves delivering powerful, transformative solutions alongside consulting partners like NTT Data and to make significant impact and market reach. This collaborative network serves as a crucial avenue for accumulating and sharing industry expertise, enabling us to provide cutting-edge solutions that contribute to our customers' prosperity."

Technology Partner of the Year: Awarded to Plannet-Warrant Hub for enabling smart decision-making through collaboration, commitment to innovation, and advanced software solutions. “It’s immensely satisfying to be honored with the Technological Partner of the Year award. This recognition reflects the unwavering commitment and expertise of the entire Plannet team, consistently navigating a path of continuous evolution. For our clients, it reaffirms the exceptional quality of the software solutions we deliver,” said Fabrizio Arnaldi, Head of Sales BU Digital Supply Chain of Plannet-Warrant Hub.”

Emerging Market Partner of the Year: Awarded to One Forecast whose tireless dedication to introducing ToolsGroup technology to Australia and the ANZ region has been nothing short of extraordinary. “One Forecast’s drive is to bring our customers’ the world’s leading Supply Chain Planning technology and as such we’re thrilled to work alongside ToolsGroup in Australia and New Zealand,” said Leo van Rensburg, Managing Director One Forecast Pty Ltd.

System Integrator of the Year: Awarded to EY for its dedication to leveraging ToolsGroup technology to neutralize the threat of market volatility while enhancing customer satisfaction and profitability. According to Andrea Mariani, Director, “At EY, our purpose is building a better working world. ToolsGroup’s powerful solutions, combined with our business and technological acumen, help us amplify supply chain benefits for companies worldwide, from more resilient business operations to a more robust bottom line.”

Additional Resources:

  1. For more information on ToolsGroup’s partner program, click HERE.
  2. For a list of ToolsGroup’s accolades from customers and analysts alike, click HERE.




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