Manhattan Active® 

Innovative Technology and Seamless Integration

Manhattan Active® is a supply chain and omnichannel commerce platform developed by Manhattan Associates. The platform integrates multiple solutions and applications, including warehouse management, transportation management, order management, and labor management. Manhattan Active is built on a microservices architecture, allowing for easy scalability, agility, and flexibility. It also incorporates advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation to optimize supply chain operations and enhance the customer experience. The platform uses innovative design, cutting-edge technology, engineering expertise, and modern software development practices.

Manhattan Active is always current, seamlessly connected, and runs anywhere. The solutions enable a single view of the customer and orders and a single view of inventory with a standard integration model enterprise-wide. In this way, stores, customer service, and distribution don't require separate platforms or point solutions that are disconnected from one another to achieve their business goals.

To understand how the Manhattan Active platform works, you must be familiar with technologies such as Java, Spring framework, Docker, and Kubernetes. The platform leverages modern open-source technologies and cloud-native architecture to make it multilingual and pluggable to various computer vendors. The REST API endpoints for business interfaces and data operations are documented extensively and used for custom integration and user interfaces.

Manhattan Active is built on a cloud-native microservices architecture. By definition, it's an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of independently deployable services, loosely coupled, organized around business capabilities, and owned by a small team. The microservice architecture enables an organization to deliver large, complex applications rapidly, frequently, reliably, and sustainably - a necessity for competing and winning today.
In contrast, monolithic architecture applications have multiple tiers that are tightly coupled and usually developed as a single large process with a shared state across the entire process. The functional modules are tightly coupled, and the shared state makes it challenging and costly to scale, update or upgrade the applications.

According to Kartik Pandya, Vice President of Manhattan Active® Platform R&D, Manhattan Active® Platform is built to run microservices as decoupled, independent, and scalable processes. The platform comprises over 250 microservices including:

  • The application components and custom extensions to feature the business functionality 
  • The system services for indexing, messaging, identity & authorization, service discovery, monitoring and logging 
  • The lifecycle services for automated deployments, upgrades, scaling, healing, and configuration management 

Groups of these microservices represent one or more Manhattan solutions such as Manhattan Active® Omni, Supply Chain, or Inventory.  

Contact 4SiGHT experts to learn more about the Manhattan Active Platform® and how the technology is continuously adaptive, always current, and seamlessly interconnected. 

Manhattan Active® Overview Solutions:

Manhattan ProActive
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Manhattan ProActive, an application within the Manhattan Active® platform, equips you with the necessary information and tools to handle your customized extensions to the base product, including user exits, events, entities, and user interface modifications. ProActive simplifies the management of your customized Manhattan solutions throughout their lifecycle, offering a centralized platform to monitor your solution modifications and enhancements.

Manhattan Active supports modifications to the base product by enabling extensions at all levels of the system architecture - the database, underlying business logic, and user interface. Previously, relying solely on the Manhattan services team was the only option for building and maintaining these extensions. However, with Manhattan ProActive, you can now take ownership of these extensions while leveraging 4SiGHT and Manhattan solution experts.

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Other Manhattan Associates Solutions

Manhattan Active® Omni
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Omnichannel is about true continuity of experience that extends beyond a single brand’s universe. 4SiGHT team members have spent years working with retail companies to develop growth and performance improvement strategies. Our experience working with retailers, direct-to-consumer organizations, distributors, technology providers, and industry organizations has enabled us to become a trusted advisor to organizations focused on omnichannel across the nation.

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Manhattan Active® Supply Chain
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The 4SiGHT team ensures you have all the information required to make effective decisions. We strive to become a key part of your team, learning the ins and outs of your operations. Our experts focus on filling any gaps or roles necessary to execute a successful software implementation for your Manhattan solutions. We understand what a huge undertaking implementing a new warehouse solution is—physically, mentally, and emotionally. We strive not only to meet your immediate needs, but also to promote long-term strategic planning to set the stage for future challenges and opportunities.

From program management and design through testing and training, 4SiGHT’s versatile team members can step into any support role needed to ensure your Manhattan warehouse management project is a success.

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Manhattan Associates Order Management
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Manhattan Associates offers an order management system called Manhattan Active® Omni that provides a range of functionalities to manage orders across various channels and locations.

Retailers rely on Manhattan's OMS to initiate and manage an order's complete, end-to-end life cycle — from initial fraud check to payment settlement and sales posting to pickup or ship from-store delivery.  

4SiGHT can service various roles/resources in support of your Manhattan Associates Order Management project.

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Manhattan Associates WMOS (Open Systems)
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As a Platinum Manhattan Associates partner, 4SiGHT resources have been working with WMOS for over 20 years across all industries and project phases, from pre-design through hyper care.

We’ll work closely with your team to fill any resource gaps to ensure a world-class implementation for your distribution operations.

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Manhattan SCALE
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The Manhattan SCALE™ solution is a highly configurable software solution designed to help companies manage their warehouse operations efficiently and accurately. The system offers many features and tools to help businesses optimize their warehouse processes, including inventory management, order fulfillment, labor management, slotting, automation, and more.

4SiGHT is a leading consulting provider specializing in implementing and optimizing Manhattan SCALE. Our experienced professionals help businesses of all sizes enhance their supply chain efficiency and achieve their operational objectives. As Manhattan Associates moves forward with their Active® solution suite, 4SiGHT will continue to help clients develop comprehensive SCALE strategies that align with business goals and address unique supply chain challenges.

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