FuturMaster Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
FuturMaster is a provider of supply chain software solutions enabling its customers to sustainably improve their supply chain performance. FuturMaster specialises in the consumer goods, food and beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries as well as having a strong presence in other business sectors.
FuturMaster Recent Developments
In June 2019, FuturMaster, which provides supply chain planning software for clients including L'Oreal, Heineken and LVMH, is launching a new forecasting solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies more successfully launch new products.
A recent trial with a Chinese textiles firm found that the new tool, powered by AI, was more accurate in over three-quarters of forecasting scenarios and twice as fast at unraveling data when compared to using teams of trained forecasters and manual methods.
FuturMaster Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In July 2020, French private equity firm Cathay Capital Private Equity SAS acquired a minority stake in FuturMaster, alongside Bo Zhou, its founder and chairman. FuturMaster specializes in supply chain planning and trade promotion management for companies in sectors ranging from foods to consumer goods. The investment will support FuturMaster's development of software-as-a-service solutions and global expansion, especially in Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on China.
FuturMaster Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Number of Employees: 180
FuturMaster Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
FuturMaster Sales Planning & Budgeting, FuturMaster Advanced Launch Management, FuturMaster Demand Management, FuturMaster Advanced Promotion Management, FuturMaster Distribution Planning, FuturMaster Production Planning, FuturMaster Procurement, FuturMaster Scheduling
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FuturMaster Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:
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FuturMaster Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of FuturMaster Customers: 500
No. of FuturMaster Enterprise Applications Customers: 500
No. of FuturMaster Cloud Customers: x
No. of FuturMaster Cloud Subscribers: x
More than 500 customers, representing over 10,000 users across 90 countries, trust FuturMaster to manage their business performance and global supply chain optimization and transformation, including Heineken, L'Oreal, Danone Waters, Lactalis, Pepsico and LVMH.
In February 2019, Royal Canin, a leading pet food manufacturer owned by Mars Inc., has started to roll-out FuturMaster's cloud-based demand planning software as part of a supply chain initiative to standardize processes across the globe and improve efficiencies. The new technology, which has so far been deployed in the US, is expected to help manage the growing complexity of supplying the right products at the right time to over a hundred markets around the world.
FuturMaster Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In June 2018, FuturMaster noted that this first semester is a turning point in FuturMaster's cloud transformation. Most client projects are now in the cloud. On-premise customers have also decided to migrate to FM Cloud Services solutions such as DS Smith Packaging in the United Kingdom, a leading international packaging company, and Shiseido Travel Retail in Singapore, the division of the Japanese cosmetics giant.
The company has appointed Michel Stekelenburg as head of sales in Northern Europe. Mr. Stekelenburg will be responsible for all the marketing and sales operations in the Nordics and Benelux regions, following previous European sales roles at other software vendors including Amber Road Inc and QAD Inc.
From their growing bases in France and the UK, FuturMaster have signed some large customers in the last few years across Northern Europe, including Heineken in the Netherlands and L'Oreal across Benelux and the Nordic regions, that's why FuturMaster beleive they have a huge potential for growth in this region.
FuturMaster Risks and Challenges
The launch of a new product constitutes a high risk in a company after the overall cost of ownership and potential wastage are taken into account.
FuturMaster Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
In October 2017, FuturMaster Brazil concluded one of its main objectives by formalizing a new partnership with G2A - a leader company in sales and implementation of Ortems' production planning solutions in Brazil.
After meeting at the 13th Supply Chain Marathon of INBRASC in May of this year, both companies started to evaluate the possibility of joining their experiences and knowledge in order to develop new business perspectives in many manufacture segments, as Food & Beverage, Pharma & Cosmetics, FMCG, among others. On one side, FuturMaster will strengthen its position on the Brazilian market, on the other, the new partner will count with a new efficient, adaptable and robust Supply Chain management solution in its own portfolio to offer to current and future customers, improving their relationship.
Also, that year, Coach IT - an enterprise solutions integrator specialized in SAP partnered with Futurmaster. Through this partnership, FuturMaster's advanced planning solutions for supply chain will be distributed by Coach IT counting on its expertise and know-how on data integration between APS, ERPs and other software.
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