FourthQuadrant is a proprietary decision support system (DSS) that allows Idhasoft's clients to lens their value systems and supply chains in horizontal service structures rather than vertical cost silos. FourthQuadrant empowers our clients with the ability to accurately assess the true cost of service at the most appropriate level of detail (merchandise category, SKU, etc.). In addition to rationalizing true and accurate Value Chain costs, FourthQuadrant features industry leading simulation, planning, tracking, and reporting capabilities.
FourthQuadrant is a Web 2.0 solution built using a Windows .NET 3.5 framework (C# / LINQ/ WPF/ WCF/ WWF). The core database language is MSSQL / Server 2008. The business logic tier typically resides on a Windows Vista Business 64 bit multi-core server.
The capabilities of FourthQuadrant extend beyond weighted average cost per unit evaluations at the merchandise category level to ground up, discrete value channel costs at the SKU level of detail. Work content for every function, including inventory storage, throughout the DC is identified and evaluated. As a result of the flexibility and scalability of FourthQuadrant, all valid value channels may be assessed for each sales channel, physical flow channel, SKU, inventory type, and purchase order cycle within the supply chain. Rationalized and accurate service costs from FourthQuadrant are utlilized by finance, merchant groups, and operations teams across IDHASOFT's client base.
FourthQuadrant also enables IDHASOFT to continuously benchmark all elements of the Value Chain against industry averages, potential alternatives, and historical results.