SOURCE: Steelwedge


September 15, 2011 08:05 ET

Leading Integrated Business Planning Analyst Joins Steelwedge to Benefit Customers

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) solutions, announced today that industry analyst Nari Viswanathan has joined the company as Vice President of Solutions Marketing. A renowned IBP expert, Mr. Viswanathan comes to Steelwedge from Aberdeen Group where he led the research firm's supply chain management practice. In his new role, Mr. Viswanathan will leverage his deep knowledge of industry best practices and technology to help Steelwedge customers realize the full benefits of best-in-class S&OP and IBP.

"We are very pleased to welcome a highly respected thought leader and seasoned technology executive like Nari to the management team," stated Glen Margolis, Chief Executive Officer of Steelwedge. "I am confident that his deep understanding of both S&OP best practices and the industry landscape will be of tremendous benefit to our customers."

Mr. Viswanathan has extensive experience in industry analysis, market research, product management, marketing and consulting. He has published widely in the areas of S&OP, IBP and supply chain management and has been featured in Industry Week, CIO and Business Week. Prior to Aberdeen Group, Mr. Viswanathan was a senior product manager at i2 Technologies.

"I am very excited to join the premier S&OP and IBP solutions provider. Steelwedge offers the perfect combination of process expertise and technology platform capabilities," explained Mr. Viswanathan. "I look forward to applying my knowledge of industry best practices and technology to design and implement Steelwedge solutions that will help our customers accomplish more with S&OP and IBP."

Please join Nari for a webinar on October 13 to discover the "Seven Keys to Next Generation Integrated Business Planning." Attendees will be the first to receive an exclusive copy of his forthcoming white paper: "Driving Business Value through S&OP: The Role of Integrated Business Platforms in Planning Excellence." Connect with Nari via Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Steelwedge

Steelwedge supercharges sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) with the power of automated collaboration and analytics. We build consensus among sales, marketing, finance, and the supply chain so that companies can 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. With more software-as-a-service (SaaS) S&OP deployments than all of our competitors combined, Steelwedge serves industry leaders including Canon, Emerson, NVIDIA, Sara Lee, Sony and Syngenta.

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