20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers 2013

Today, innovation and manufacturing capabilities are dispersed around the globe. Global supply chains, localized products and virtualized product development are changing the nature of manufacturing. Additionally, manufacturers must adopt new business models to move from pure product selling to services and solutions for their end customers. Expanding into new markets, sourcing of scarce raw materials and compliance with stringent regulations also raise challenges for the manufacturing organizations of today.

Spread across high-tech, automotive, industrial equipment, life sciences and more, the globally competitive manufacturing sectors that invent and make high-value-added products are availing leading-edge technologies to streamline and optimize their operations. Software solutions that address all aspects of manufacturing sector are proving to be the game changer here. Expertise in leading ERP and BPM systems, clubbed with the power of Cloud and Big Data are helping the manufacturing companies deal with industry consolidation, global supply chain complexity and volatile commodity prices and thereby perform operations at peak efficiency.

From roadmap definition to design, implementation and maintenance, manufacturing clients get the business results they expect from their technology investments and outsourcing programs.

In the last few months, we looked at hundreds of solution providers and consulting companies and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the challenges of the manufacturing industry.

In our selection we examined the vendors capability to fulfill the needs of manufacturing companies by offering products, solutions and services that support core business processes. We also evaluated the vendor capabilities related to deployment of cloud, Big Data and analytics, mobility, and Business Intelligence in the specific context of the manufacturing business.

We present to you CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution and Consulting Providers 2013.

Company Name

Company Description

AeroScout Improving operational efficiency that leverage standard Wi-Fi networks to track and manage the location condition and status of mobile assets and people
Attensity Helping brands leverage their customer conversations as a business asset
COSS Systems Developing integrated manufacturing and ERP solutions for small- to mid-sized manufacturers
Demand Solutions Providers of software for the full spectrum of supply chain management
ecVision Streamlining supply chain processes from design to delivery through a cloud-based collaboration platform called ecVision SuiteĀ®
IBS America Enabling businesses to comply with government regulations to meet a range of industry standards and achieve other management objectives
Idhasoft Provider of technology driven consulting services and products for business processes
IQMS Offers Manufacturing Software and ERP Software systems for repetitive process and discrete manufacturing industries
Kenandy Is the leading provider of cloud ERP applications that manage the operations, finance and manufacturing for global enterprises
Logility Delivering innovative supply chain solutions its customers need to solve today's complex challenges
NetSuite To provide cloud-based unified systems that deliver unprecedented capabilities to drive their business
Plex Systems Replaces under-performing on-premise ERP with manufacturing-ready ERP
ProcessPro To provide a mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry
QiSOFT Provider of manufacturing intelligence software to help organizations transform data into critical insight in order to achieve continual product and process excellence
Ramco Creating "Next Generation Enterprise Solutions" that enhances competitive capabilities
Solvoyo To address the original promise of supply chain planning and provide true end-to-end optimized answers that the business can execute
To-Increase To help companies translate processes into solution capabilities build integrated business management infrastructures and optimize supply and value chains
VAI Providing customers with fully integrated solutions that can expand their business process
Winfosoft Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM with Cloud Based Services and industry solutions giving customers a competitive advantage to effectively compete and grow their business
xTuple Helping companies successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow business profitably