Pleasanton, CA, June 28, 2011 - Steelwedge, the leading provider of cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today an innovative product enhancement that will enable global companies to configure and implement a best-in-class S&OP process in record time. The Steelwedge S&OP solution now features a breakthrough Service Delivery Platform (SDP), providing a highly intuitive toolset for Steelwedge clients and partners to unify people, process and information to support demand and supply decision making.
The Steelwedge S&OP Service Delivery Platform includes:
Technology-enabled S&OP has become a management necessity for companies operating complex, global supply chains in today's climate of uncertainty and risk. Executives facing pressure to manage demand volatility depend on Steelwedge to align demand and supply decisions with revenue, margin and customer service goals. Companies that have rolled-out best-in-class S&OP practices have realized big gains, including a year-over-year gross profit margin increase of 48 percent according to a recent study published by AberdeenGroup.
"In today's volatile economy, companies need to respond rapidly to changes in supply and demand to maintain customer services levels and protect margin," said Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "The Steelwedge S&OP Service Delivery Platform is a true breakthrough for companies that need to rapidly implement a flexible S&OP solution that will promote corporate agility. "
A pioneer in Integrated Business Planning, Steelwedge delivers Sales and Operations Planning solutions to global enterprises for a single line of sight from plan to performance to profit. Nobody knows when the next news headline or changing customer demand will throw their business off balance. Steelwedge meets today's business agility imperative with integrated sales, operations and finance planning solutions that provide the "shock absorbers" to react, respond and recalibrate in a volatile environment. Large global enterprises, including five of the Fortune 100, trust Steelwedge to understand fluctuating demand, balance sales and capacity trade-offs, connect S&OP with financial planning, and measure performance against strategic revenue and customer service targets. Steelwedge serves industry leaders including Sony, Applied Materials, Canon , Spansion, Emerson, Enterasys Networks and NVIDIA. Visit www.steelwedge.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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