Optimum.consulting and Smart Software Announce Strategic Partnership

9 May, 2023

“Clients and Prospects alike ask us all the time for a turnkey solution that helps them better optimise their inventory as well as improve their demand planning” says Matthew Lingard, CEO, Optimum.consulting, and continues “from today we can help them fill this gap!”

Optimum.consulting and Smart Software, a leader in providing inventory optimisation, demand planning, and forecasting solutions software, are excited to announce their partnership to address the supply chain planning needs for clients in Australia and New Zealand. Looking ahead, Optimum.consulting will sell and deploy Smart Software’s next-generation Cloud platform, Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization (Smart IP&O™).

Smart Software is a Microsoft Co-sell-ready partner who has created a flawless connector to integrate tools with Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365). By seamlessly integrating strategic planning in Smart IP&O with operational execution in D365, business users can continuously predict, respond, and plan more effectively in today’s uncertain business environment. Smart Software’s unique approach to planning intermittent demand is especially impactful for public utilities and transit agencies given the prevalence of spare parts with highly sporadic, seemingly un-forecastable usage.

Gain insightful Analytics for Inventory Modelling and Forecasting that drive Ordering and Replenishment

“Smart Software helps Optimum.consulting clients by delivering insightful business analytics for inventory modelling and forecasting that drive ordering and replenishment in D365.” Says Matt Lingard, CEO, Optimum.consulting. “With Smart IP&O, clients gain a means to shape their inventory strategy to align with their business objectives, while empowering their planning teams to reduce inventory and improve service.”

“Maximising the benefits clients can derive from using Smart IP&O requires the expertise of a partner who fully understands client requirements, to set goals, and to develop the supporting business processes needed to ensure client adoption. Optimum.consulting brings all these qualities to the table and we look forward to our joint success” says Greg Hartunian, President and CEO at Smart Software.

About Optimum.consulting

Optimum.consulting is a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Business Applications who is totally committed to the Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail industries in Australia and New Zealand. The Team’s experts help clients build agile operating models, drive business process improvements, and turn customers into advocates by delivering end-to-end Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Apps, Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Managed Services Solutions. To find out more visit www.optimum.consulting or contact us.

About Smart Software, Inc.

Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Otis Elevator, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, FedEx, MARS, and The Home Depot.  Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization gives demand planners the tools to handle sales seasonality, promotions, new and aging products, multi-dimensional hierarchies, and intermittently demanded service parts and capital goods items.  It also provides inventory managers with accurate estimates of the optimal inventory and safety stock required to meet future orders and achieve desired service levels.  Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.smartcorp.com.


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