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About Smart IP&O

Smart Software is a leading provider of demand planning, inventory optimization and supply chain analytics solutions headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1981 Smart has helped thousands of customers plan for future demand utilizing industry-leading statistical analytics. Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization (IP&O) is the company’s next generation suite of native web applications, helping inventory carrying organizations reduce inventory, improve service levels and streamline Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.

Smart IP&O, hosted on Amazon Web Services, is a Digital Supply Chain Platform driving three applications: demand planning, inventory optimization, and dashboard reporting. Smart IP&O functions as a transparent of our customers’ ERP systems of choice, receiving daily transaction data and returning forecasts and inventory policy values to drive replenishment and production planning. Smart’s unique approach to intermittent demand is especially impactful when planning for items that experience highly sporadic, seemingly unforecastable demand.


  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Product Catalog
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management
  • SAP Integration
  • Status Notifications
  • Warehouse Management


  • Demand Planning and Inventory Optimization

  • Cloud Native Platform : Powered by field proven statistics and machine learning

  • Engineered for intermittent demand

  • Automated Supply Chain Decisions

  • Collaborative Planning aligned to achieve business objectives.

  • Probabilistic Forecasting

  • Smart ERP Integrations and bi-directional data exchange


    What platforms does this service support?
  • Smart Software has developed out-of-the-box connectors with Epicor ERP, NetSuite, Dynamics AX, NAV, and 365 Business Central and have integrated our platform with virtually every ERP solution on the market, including SAP, Oracle ERP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Infor, Great Plains, Sage X3, Epicor Vantage and more.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, Smart Software empowers Collaborative Planning and alows to share “what if” demand forecasts, inventory policies and helps develop an authorized consensus plan aligned to achieve business objectives.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Demand planning, inventory optimization, and supply chain analytics

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Online Support Center Directories, Tutorials, Calls, PDF Documents, Chat, Tickets and Webinars

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Custom

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Demand planning, demand planning, forecast analysts, inventory planners and staff responsible for leading demand, production and material planning. Ideal for sharing and reviewing plans with senior executives, who may view and adjust forecasts and inventory plans at a family or group level.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Smart Software works in concert with our customers’ ERP systems of choice, receiving daily transaction data and returning forecasts and inventory policy values to drive replenishment and production planning.

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Who uses Smart IP&O
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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