SOURCE: Steelwedge Software, Inc.

Steelwedge

December 03, 2010 14:18 ET

Steelwedge CEO to Discuss How "Bad Data" Becomes Profitable Intelligence

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) - Incomplete and out-of-date information can cripple a manufacturer's ability to recognize sales and supply chain risks before they become costly realities. Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge, will deliver a presentation today revealing why profitable demand and supply decision making depends on data-driven sales and operations planning (S&OP) practices. Margolis' presentation, "S&OP Data Management," is scheduled as part of the Sales and Operations Planning and Analysis 2010 conference taking place this week in San Francisco, CA.

Vital sales and supply chain data is routinely scattered across divisions and stored in systems and spreadsheets that don't talk to each other. Senior managers are too often reliant on "bad data" and lack the technology needed to sense demand, evaluate risks and model profitable responses to sales and supply chain imbalances. Margolis will reveal how cloud-based S&OP technology can quickly replace offline spreadsheets and unify existing sales, finance and supply chain systems in a single, collaborative environment. The result is an integrated business planning platform where stakeholders from across an organization can share customer and supply chain intelligence to create demand-driven operational plans that meet revenue and customer service targets.

The Steelwedge S&OP solution enables companies in manufacturing industries like aerospace, chemicals consumer products, high-tech and telecommunications to accurately "sense" demand and balance capacity trade-offs while ensuring executive control over enterprise performance. The solution's One-Click Planning™ process drives communication and consensus among the sales, marketing, finance, operations and supplier communities, allowing decision makers to assess market demand, evaluate "what-if" scenarios, align sales and production plans, and measure performance. Deployed via the cloud, Steelwedge provides a scalable and secure solution that is easy to implement and affordable.

About Steelwedge
Founded in 2000, 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 work from a single plan toward shared goals. Executives depend on Steelwedge to 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 cloud-based S&OP deployments than all of our competitors combined, Steelwedge is proud to serve leading companies including DIRECTV, Emerson, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA and Sara Lee.

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