Recognition of Periscope expertise

What Industry Analysts say about us

  • Challenger in Gartner's MQ

    Periscope is named a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant
    for Retail Assortment Management Applications report

    GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and is used herein with permission.
    All rights reserved. Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications" report, by Robert Hetu, published on September 1 2016

  • Forrester's: Retail Planning Systems 2017 Report Banner

    Combining Retail Art and Science: Forrester
    lists Periscope among the Specialist Solutions in the
    Vendor Landscape - Retail Planning Systems 2017 Report

    Forrester Research, Inc.’s “Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017" Report

  • POI report

    "Analytics is where Periscope excels. From the acquisition
    and preparation of data, to insight-based planning,
    to simulating the best possible promotion."

    Promotion Optimization Institute's "POI TPx Vendor Panorama 2016" report, by Dale Hagemeyer, August 2016

  • Forresters Product Innovation Report

    "Brands use platforms like Periscope to understand
    category performance and consumer brand loyalty"

    Forrester Research, Inc.’s “Reinvent Product Innovation To Revive Your Brand” report

  • Gartner 09-08

    Periscope cited in Gartner Market Guide
    for Trade Promotion and Optimization

  • Analyst

    Periscope named “Cool Vendor”
    in “Cool Vendors in Consumer Goods Manufacturing, 2015 ” report by Gartner

  • IDC Analysts

    Periscope listed as one of the most innovative vendors
    in assortment planning

    *Business Strategy: The Dawn of a Golden Era — Recent Developments in Assortment Planning,
    Greg Girard, Program Director, Merchandise Strategies, IDC Retail Insights, July 2015, #RI257038

 

We combine deep industry knowledge with
enterprise-class IT capabilities
and change management expertise

Periscope® receives the highest stats for "Solution Completeness" and "Company Strategy" in POI TPx Vendor Panorama 2017 report


Ability to execute mutually profitable trade promotions has been one of the main challenges for retailers and consumer goods companies. To evaluate the most current status, Promotion Optimization Institute(POI) conducted a survey amongst 77 Consumer Goods Companies, and reviewed the offerings of 26 vendors.

During the assessment, Periscope® received 100% on "Company Assessment" and 94% on "Product Assessment, placing it as the highest scoring vendor within the report. It is listed as a best-in-class solution in the following categories:

    • Desktop UX: Drives engagement from users and reduces drudgery.
    • HQ Analytics/Insight: Insight is the currency of collaboration and a primary differentiator.
    • Collaboration: More engagement to leverage enterprise expertise. More buy-in from channel partner(s) through engagement.


The qualitative assessment by the report highlighted Periscope's strengths, by stating "This is where Periscope excels. From the acquisition and preparation of data, to insight-based planning, to simulating the best possible promotion, this is where Periscope excels." The report also highlighted the additional insights that are developed from working with both manufacturers and retailers, stating this gives Periscope "hands-on understanding of what retailers are thinking about and struggling with".

In addition, the report provided the following as main strengths:

    • 10+ baseline methodologies.
    • Ability to simulate volume transfer to de-listed SKUs.
    • Dynamic price and promotion modeling to empower RGM. Also, the ability to manage mark downs to better enable the entire product life cycle.
    • Advanced capabilities, such as cross elasticities, which many TPO vendors do not have.
    • Ability to simulate “never before run” promotions.
    • Performance, both in data rich and data poor environments.
    • Ability to aggregate optimized scenarios to see total impact at various levels.


You may read the full report here

"POI's "POI TPx Vendor Panorama 2017" report, by Dale Hagemeyer, published on November 2017

 

Helping clients continuously improve and
achieve results is part of our mission

Periscope is named a Challenger in Gartner's MQ for our ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Retail Assortment Management Applications market


Unified retail commerce requires increased support from physical stores for fulfillment and returns, making the management of assortments by store and channel a major challenge. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Retail Assortment Management Applications report helps retail CIOs transition to unified retail commerce through use of advanced assortment applications.

This is our second year as a Challenger, and we've moved further this year in regards to our Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

To learn the more about Periscope's inclusion, read the full report here

Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Retail Assortment Management Applications, Robert Hetu, 28 September 2017.

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Not just an application, we help companies to
accelerate and sustain commercial transformation

Periscope® is included in Forrester's Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017 Report as a Specialist Solution that effectively combines retail art and science


Digital disruption has forced retailers to address new competitors, newly empowered customers, and an increased range of merchandise. Merchants have reached the limit of retail planning by instinct and art, and they increasingly need software assistance to plan assortments and allocate them to stores and fulfilment centers.

In the Forrester Vendor Landscape Report, Periscope® is listed as one of the eight "Specialist Solutions". This type of solutions live alongside existing retail applications, using available data to improve forecasting, assortments, pricing, or promotions. They are easier to deploy, offer specialized unique capabilities, and can offer faster time-to-value over a more limited range of functionalities.

This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals understand the vendor landscape and decide which planning solutions to include in their applications road maps. You can find out more information about the report via the Forrester website.

Forrester Research, Inc.’s “Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017" Report, July 2017, by George Lawrie - access requires subscription.

 

Our investment in developing cutting-edge knowledge,
results in breakthroughs that drive growth for our clients

Periscope® progresses to "Challenger" status in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications report


Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications" report is a great source for Retail CIOs to evaluate assortment management providers in an environment where the emphasis on cloud, big data, advanced analytics and algorithmic approaches grows stronger by the day.

To learn the more about Periscope®'s evaluation, read the full report on the Gartner website.

*Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications" report, by Robert Hetu, published on September 1, 2016

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Periscope® is included in Forrester's Product Innovation Report for Retailers and Consumer Brands


Forrester's "Reinvent Product Innovation To Revive Your Brand” report is a great guide for consumers brands and retailers on how to use big data and solutions to drive product innovation with insights drawn from a myriad of customer interactions.

The report highlights Periscope® as a modern solution that helps brands "to understand category performance and consumer brand loyalty in online channels like Amazon and retailers’ direct eCommerce sites. They feed this insight in the form of specifications to PLM to deliver winning new product introductions."

"Platform solutions like Periscope® By McKinsey exploit Internet transparency, consumer's point of sale buying behaviours, and big data processing to remove the guesswork and the latency from the formulation or specification stage of new product development."


Read the full report here

*"Forrester Research, Inc.’s “Reinvent Product Innovation To Revive Your Brand” report, by George Lawrie, published on January 29, 2016

Periscope® receives the highest stats for "Solution Completeness" and "Company Strategy" in POI TPx Vendor Panorama 2016 report


Ability to execute mutually profitable trade promotions has been one of the main challenges for retailers and consumer goods companies. To evaluate the most current status, Promotion Optimization Institute(POI) conducted a survey amongst 74 Consumer Goods Companies and reviewed the offerings of 27 vendors.

During the assessment, Periscope® received 100% on "Company Assessment" and 94% on "Product Assessment, placing it as the highest scoring vendor within the report.

The qualitative assessment by the report highlighted Periscope®'s strengths primarily in analytics, by stating "This is where Periscope® excels. From the acquisition and preparation of data, to insight-based planning, to simulating the best possible promotion."

In addition, the report provided the following as main strengths:

    • Industry expertise and depth of talent base.
    • High degree of usability.
    • Focus that starts with the strategy and includes marketing as well as trade effects.
    • Deep on insight as opposed to just reporting the facts.
    • Proven ability to co-exist with a transactional TPM tool.

 

Read the full report here

*"Promotion Optimization Institute's "POI TPx Vendor Panorama 2016" report, by Dale Hagemeyer, published in August 2016

Gartner’s "Market Guide for Trade Promotion Management and Optimization"


Market Guide for Trade Promotion Management and Optimization is a “must-read” to understand technology's role in trade promotion optimization and how it could help to enable better visibility, analysis, and collaboration with retailers.

Access the full report at the Gartner download page here

*"Market Guide for Trade Promotion Management and Optimization", August 10, 2015, Dale Hagemeyer

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Periscope® named as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in Gartner's Cool Vendors in Consumer Goods Manufacturing, 2015 Report.


According to the Gartner report: "They demonstrate knowledge of the consumer goods space, have embedded that knowledge into their applications and seek to offer solutions that can drive more effective innovation, product life cycle management, category management and e-commerce execution."

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Access the full report at the Gartner download page here.

Explore our offering for CPG companies

Gartner, Cool Vendors in Consumer Goods Manufacturing, Don Scheibenreif, Dale Hagemeyer, Michael Shanler, Janet Suleski, 6 April 2015

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied,with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Periscope® included in the Forrester Research report, Market Overview: Trade Promotion Management.


According to Forrester, consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands spend more than $500 billion on trade promotions with a third of that spend generating negative returns. Forrester interviewed 15 brands and vendors to deliver an overview of the market for trade promotion solutions and recommendations for AD&D professionals. Specifically, Forrester says about Periscope®:

“Firms looking for a high level of expert support should consider vendors such as Periscope, which offers solutions as a service and includes support for business transformation”.

“Trade promotion management is not an IT project; it’s a business technology (BT) project. It’s critical to revenue generation…it also needs advice and management consulting help — around the redesign of sales territories and even the sales operating model, for example. Connect your sales colleagues with trade promotion practices in firms like…Periscope® for help with creating the business case and organization structure for success”

Access the full report at the Forrester download page here

Forrester Research report, Market Overview: Trade Promotion Management. Drive Your CPG Firm’s Digital Business Initiatives With New Trade Promotion Applications” George Lawrie, Holger Kisker, Ph.D,. Arelai Ephraim –April 22, 2015

Periscope® named by IDC the second most innovative vendor in Assortment Applications since 2013


The IDC Retail Insights report conducted research into 12 leading assortment and planning vendors with their assessment making it clear that vendors are stepping up to the mark to address the market’s requirements. According to the report, Periscope® has delivered key innovations in advanced forecasting and analytics, advanced information technologies, rules, methods, KPIs, and metrics amongst others.

Periscope® is one of the leaders heralding in a golden age of assortment planning.

Download the full report here

Business Strategy: The Dawn of a Golden Era — Recent Developments in Assortment Planning, Greg Girard, Program Director, Merchandise Strategies, IDC Retail Insights, July 2015, #RI257038