SOURCE: OutPerformance, Inc.

May 02, 2008 13:30 ET

Maxager Changes Name to OutPerformance, Announces New Optimizer Product

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Maxager Technology, a leading provider of profit-driven planning and performance management solutions for manufacturers, is renaming itself OutPerformance.

The name change reflects their focus on maximizing the business profitability of complex manufacturers through integrated sales and operations planning (S&OP) and performance management, including advanced profit optimization technology now available to the global market.

"Changing our name to OutPerformance indicates our company's commitment to providing complex manufacturers the technology, insight, and training they need to align planning and performance management around the goal of optimizing profit," said OutPerformance Chief Executive Officer, Karl Perron. "Our customers have realized significant profit growth using the Maxager 7 product, and can now automate the creation of a profit-optimized sales and operations plan with the OutPerformance Optimizer."

"The powerful and unique integration of profit optimization, planning and performance management capabilities from Outperformance can link management with the people and processes of operations, finance, sales and manufacturing and deliver a new generation of corporate performance management that is not found in your ERP or BI systems," said Mark Smith, CEO & EVP Research, Ventana Research.

The new OutPerformance Optimizer™ automates the creation of a profit-maximizing sales and operations plan while considering variables, capabilities and constraints that are determined based on the organization's own unique set of challenges and objectives. OutPerformance's patent-pending profit optimization engine processes millions of complex scenarios to produce a profit maximized Sales and Operations plan including volume by product, customer, manufacturing location, machine, ship-to location and shipping corridor.

Leveraged in combination with the planning and performance management capabilities in Maxager 7, including Advanced Analytics for strategic decision making, the What-If Planner for fine tuning of the optimized plan and running realistic scenarios in planning sessions, and the Variance Analyzer for measurement and root cause analysis of plan performance over time, OutPerformance provides our customers the ability to analyze, plan, optimize and monitor their sales and operations performance for sustainable profit growth.

For information on OutPerformance products and services, visit

About OutPerformance

Founded in 1996, OutPerformance's patented profit-driven planning and performance management solutions help leading chemicals, metals, electronics and other complex manufacturers such as Dow Chemical, Avery-Dennison and Owens-Illinois increase cash and profit worth 3-5% of revenue. Uncovering profit gain opportunities that are obscured by traditional "margin only" analysis, OutPerformance uses both margin and production velocity information to optimize a sales and operations plan for maximum profitability and link front-line strategic directives with day-to-day Sales and Operations planning decisions. OutPerformance is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information visit

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