In this newsletter, we will share with you the major changes we’re going through at FuturMaster. These changes will allow our customers to benefit from the opportunities of the digital era.
In recent years, two words have come together to explain the industrial revolution 4.0: digital transformation.
Undeniably, many changes are apparent: from the overwhelming arrival of smartphones into our lives, to our changing expectations and behaviour as consumers and citizens.
But what does digital transformation mean for FuturMaster? And what impact will it have for the supply chains of our customers? What answers can we provide?
FuturMaster Cloud Services
Since 2017, FuturMaster offers its solutions in Cloud mode on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Our solutions will, of course, still be available for the coming years under license. But we are regularly asked by our customers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new sources of data, or native cloud technologies.
Beyond the benefits of a 100% cloud offer, FuturMaster Cloud Services is also an added-value lever for our customers. Since its launch, our cloud offer has proven a real success. In 2019, nearly 90% of our new projects were implemented using a SaaS platform.
The profusion of data is an opportunity for any type of industry. Our suite of solutions must enable our customers to integrate, interpret and ultimately exploit this new information by integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.
The first module using AI is FuturMaster Advanced Promotion Management (APM), which is able to calculate the incremental volumes or revenues based on the characteristics of a promotional operation.
In January 2020, we will release version 8.4 of FuturMaster Demand Planning also using AI to allow these new data opportunities to be used directly in the calculation of a forecast.
New user experience
These new capabilities, in addition to an increasing volume of information led us to define a new user experience. FuturMaster is, in essence, a decision-support platform. It’s about allowing any user to take the most relevant decisions quickly.
In 2019, FuturMaster expanded its reporting capabilities with a new web Dashboard and a new entry and navigation point in the FuturMaster environment.
In 2020, we will release a new version of our Promotions Management solution, which is called TPX (Trade Promotion Management / Optimisation / Planning /Recommendation). This new module takes over the key capabilities of FuturMaster APM with a new user experience, and an even more collaborative focus.
We will also adapt the ergonomics of FuturMaster Demand Planning to allow our users to instantly understand the levers provided by the AI algorithms added in previous versions.
FuturMaster is transforming itself a lot, while still holding onto its core values DNA: to deliver more value to our customers and partners through the control and optimisation of their supply chains. We are pleased and excited about these changes and strive every day to devote our efforts through the continued interactions our customers have with each and every FuturMaster employee. The future of the supply chain will be exciting, and we certainly hope you can join us!