RapidResponse by Kinaxis is a supply chain sales and operations planning (S&OP) suite designed for large businesses. Used by firms in the aerospace, defense, automotive, biotechnology, petroleum and pharmaceuticals industries, RapidResponse offers supply chain planning and demand forecasting capabilities. The system’s “what-if” analysis capabilities help users plan for a variety of future scenarios.
In addition to supply chain planning and demand forecasting, RapidResponse offers order fulfillment and supplier management capabilities. As such, it has more functional depth and breadth than stand-alone supply chain applications, but with a more niche focus than traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
Organizations typically enter into customized subscription agreements with Kinaxis based on the number of end users in the organization and the applications requested.
RapidResponse is available in North America and western Europe. Founded in 1984, Kinaxis won the 2014 Technology Innovation Award from Ventana Research and is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.