Monsanto Selects Steelwedge S&OP Technology to Power Global Forecast Accuracy and Allocation Process

Pleasanton, CA, January 22, 2013 - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, has been selected by Monsanto Company to support and standardize its global demand forecasting and inventory management process.

Monsanto is an agricultural company that provides farmers with products and technology used to maximize the farmer’s productivity while utilizing fewer resources like land and water.  Through a systems approach to agriculture that includes breeding, biotechnology and advanced agronomic practices, Monsanto delivers sustainable agricultural solutions for millions of farmers worldwide to feed the world’s growing population.  Planning for this scale of operations to ensure the right products are available in the right regions at the right time—across multiple growing and harvest seasons and changing environmental conditions– is increasingly complex.

Steelwedge was selected to manage Monsanto’s complex global planning environment because of its simple user interface for better collaboration, and its strong what-if capabilities that connect finance and operational plans in a single global environment.

Based on a successful Steelwedge Test Drive showing the benefits of automating the Monsanto planning process, the company chose Steelwedge as its single integrated business planning solution to power better supply/demand balance and trade off decision-making to keep the company nimble in a changing global market.

“We look forward to helping Monsanto power an even more agile business plan that can scale to meet their accelerating customer demand and address global market fluctuations,” said EJ Tavella, Vice President, Strategic Sales and Solutions at Steelwedge.

About Steelwedge
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.

Media Contact:
Lauren Bossers
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Lauren Bossers

Director of Digital and Content Marketing

As the director of digital and content marketing, Lauren is responsible for marketing communication, public relations, customer references, and social media at Steelwedge. She brings 14 years of experience in marketing for the supply chain management industry to her role. Prior to joining Steelwedge, she held positions in marketing at i2, Kinaxis, and Tata Consultancy Services.