Part of an ongoing program in THINKstrategies’ new Cloud Computing Showplace, the BoSS Awards recognize SaaS companies producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
Steelwedge’s cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions deliver “what-if” scenario modeling and real-time insight into supply-demand tradeoffs to help companies recognize, recalibrate and respond in today’s highly competitive, complex and volatile global business environment. Steelwedge solutions are built on a single, integrated business planning platform and offer powerful tools to obtain a unified, actionable view of sales, operations and finance information. Steelwedge’s collaborative planning solutions create an agile business process that link the company, its customers and partners.
Steelwedge received the BoSS Award based on its Enterasys Networks customer case study, which typifies the measurable business benefits that can be derived from Steelwedge’s cloud-based solution. A Siemens Enterprise Communications company, Enterasys has been using Steelwedge’s integrated business planning foundation for seven years to drive consistent business growth in the face of a turbulent economy and volatile market conditions. Enterasys achieved a return on investment (ROI) of $4 million in the first year of its Steelwedge deployment by obtaining tighter inventory control and better visibility into its operations. Enterasys also has sustained global customer satisfaction ratings of 95 percent as a result of its improved fulfillment capabilities of over 97 percent, while reducing inventory levels 21 percent year over year.
“Customers like Enterasys are raising the bar on the value—and the potential—of strategic, advanced S&OP in the cloud,” said Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. “We are delighted to partner with them to continue to advance such success.”
“In today’s tough economic environment, it is imperative for businesses to optimize their operations to better serve their customers while controlling their costs,” stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, founder of the SaaS Showplace, which is now a part of the new Cloud Computing Showplace, and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace. “Steelwedge’s cloud-based solutions give corporate executives and their business unit managers the ability to collate, analyze and act on key operational data to achieve their objectives.”
For more information about the BoSS Award entry criteria or to find a list of previous winners of the BoSS Awards, visit http://www.cloudshowplace.com/awardprograms/boss.html.
Based on the success of the BoSS Awards program, which focuses on SaaS solutions, THINKstrategies has launched the Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program. This program recognizes companies that are delivering infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions that produce measurable business benefits for their customers. For more information regarding the CCBV Awards, see http://www.cloudshowplace.com/awardprograms/ccbv.php.
About the SaaS and Cloud Computing Showplace
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace is a part of the Cloud Computing Showplace, the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best-practice resource center of SaaS, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions including managed services.
Founded in 2006 and administered by THINKstrategies, the Showplace provides:
For more information, go to www.cloudshowplace.com.
About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company focused entirely on helping its clients capitalize on the unprecedented business opportunities created by the technology industry shift from a product-centric to a services-driven orientation and an "on-demand" delivery model.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com.
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge Software, Inc. is the leading integrated business planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest discrete and process manufacturing companies including Sony, Lenovo, MetroPCS, Jaguar Land Rover and Emerson trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit www.steelwedge.com.