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Softeon Formalizes Creation of Its Warehouse of the Future Lab to Enhance Industry Leading Track Record of WMS Innovation


Order Fulfillment System, Optimization of Mobile Robots in
Distribution Among Innovations Softeon R&D is Delivering

Softeon, an innovative provider of supply chain software with the
industry's best record for customer success, announces the creation of
its Warehouse of the Future Lab, under which it will continue the
company's strong track record of innovation in Warehouse Management
Systems (WMS) and beyond.

Softeon has been a leader in WMS and overall supply chain execution
systems since its inception nearly two decades ago. It has also
continued to invest in innovation specifically in its WMS solution while
other providers in the market have ratcheted down WMS R&D efforts in the
belief that the Warehouse Management space is mature, leaving little
room for additional advances.

By contrast, Softeon believes there are significant opportunities for
WMS functionality gains even for its advanced Warehouse Management

The company demonstrated that in the past year with the release of its
breakthrough Order Fulfillment System (OFS), in which the Softeon WMS
directly controls picking sub-systems such as Voice, pick carts, put
walls and pick-to-light without the need for any additional third-party
control software.

This provides significant benefits to distribution operations, such as
dramatically lowering hardware costs for the picking sub-systems and
devices, eliminating the need for integration between the WMS and the
picking system control software, and enabling enhanced optimization of
the end-to-end picking process through complete control with one system.

More recently, Softeon's had added to its OFS solution – available as
part of the WMS or as a standalone solution – a similar direct
integration with and optimization of the increasingly popular mobile
robots being used in distribution.

The success of these and other initiatives drove Softeon to formalize
its efforts with the creation of the Warehouse of the Future Lab.
The lab is a physical center, with significant dedicated space at
Softeon's Reston, VA headquarters. That space is necessary to develop
advanced integrations with all types of DC automation, including the
rapidly evolving landscape of distribution robotics.

But as important as the research and development on the WMS integration
and optimization with a wide variety of equipment and robotic systems
are, the Lab is also the center for Softeon software engineers to
continue to push the envelope in terms of general WMS enhancements.

Current research includes areas such areas as capturing and utilizing
demand signals from IOT devices, use of next-generation real-time
location systems in the DC, leveraging machine learning techniques in
the WMS and much more.

"The Softeon Warehouse of the Future Lab is demonstrating the
many ways WMS can continue to be enhanced and deliver new levels of
productivity and value to shippers," says Dan Gilmore, CMO at Softeon.
"The Lab has already led to breakthrough capabilities in use today at
our customers' facilities, with an exciting pipeline of other
innovations on the way."

About Softeon

Softeon is a global provider of supply chain solutions from planning
through execution. Our modern platform is engineered to reduce complex
problems into simple solutions for a faster time to market and lower
cost of ownership. Users can implement solutions incrementally to solve
a specific challenge or deploy an integrated system. Configurable
modules and rules-based solutions give market leaders the business
agility they need to get ahead and stay ahead. Companies choose the
flexibility and ease-of-use of the Softeon platform to drive higher
business value and accelerate ROI. Deployment options include on-premise
or in the cloud. For more information, please visit

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