SOURCE: Steelwedge Software, Inc.

September 20, 2006 14:39 ET

Monster Cable Products Inc. Selects Steelwedge Software for Next Generation OnDemand Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

OnDemand Solution to Replace Manual Spreadsheet-Based Collaborative Planning Process

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Steelwedge Software, the leader in Sales Planning and Performance Management solutions, announced today that Monster Cable Products Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of high performance audio cables and accessories, has selected Steelwedge OnDemand to automate and drive their sales & operations planning process.

Steelwedge will enable Monster to streamline their planning process, significantly reducing the amount of manual labor and length of time required to prepare for meetings. Steelwedge will also allow Monster to analyze alternate planning scenarios, identify out-of-process exceptions, and respond to changes in the business environment.

"We are pleased that Monster Cable has selected Steelwedge for sales and operations planning," said Steelwedge CEO, Glen Margolis. "This selection also highlights our ability to address the needs of companies of all sizes. Steelwedge OnDemand (hosted) allows us to deliver our sales planning and performance management solution quickly and at an extremely affordable cost."

"We selected Steelwedge for its ability to drive our Sales and Operations Planning process. Steelwedge provides us with a cost effective tool to help us achieve our goal of minimizing our aggregate inventory investment and exposure while providing us with the ability to optimize our revenue and margin through product mix planning. We expect Steelwedge to grow with us as we grow, to address other business planning requirements," said Kevin Cornish, CIO and Vice President of Operations at Monster Cable. "Once deployed, Steelwedge will form the core of our planning environment."

About Steelwedge Software, Inc.

Steelwedge Software, Inc. is the leading innovator in the emerging field of OnDemand Sales Planning and Performance Management (SPPM), helping companies create, synchronize and collaborate on sales and operations (S&OP) plans, develop sales forecasts, improve sales planning, and improve field sales performance. Customers include Qlogic, Harley-Davidson, Enterasys Networks, Ditech Networks, Juniper Networks, Teledyne and Aurora Networks. For more information, please visit www.steelwedge.com.

About Monster Cable Products Inc.

Monster is known to thousands of audio, video, car, photo, computer, movie, mobile and music enthusiasts as the company that makes their other products work better. Starting in a San Francisco garage 25 years ago, Noel Lee, The Head Monster, created the first Monster Cable to get better sound from stereo speakers. He created an instant following with recording engineers and professional musicians with many of today's hottest CDs being mixed and mastered in studios completely wired with Monster Cable and powered by Monster Power. The Monster brand now encompasses over 4,000 items including speakers, subwoofers, furniture, camera bags, cell phone headsets, PowerCells™, power line conditioners, voltage stabilizers, surge protectors and every kind of cable imaginable... all with a single focus: to help enthusiasts Get All The Performance They Paid For™ from their favorite electronics.

Explore the world of Monster at www.MonsterCable.com.