SOURCE: Steelwedge

Steelwedge

March 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Steelwedge Customer Wins 2011 Progressive Manufacturing Award

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Steelwedge, the leading provider of cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that its customer Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is a winner of the seventh annual Progressive Manufacturing Awards (PM100). Selected by the publishers of Managing Automation and an independent panel of industry experts, the PM100 awards recognize best-in-class manufacturing companies that have achieved competitive advantage and transformed their business through the innovative use of technology.

Enterasys Networks uses the Steelwedge solution to support global S&OP collaboration and drive executive-level decision making about demand and supply. The PM100 award recognizes Enterasys Networks' outstanding achievements with S&OP, a mission-critical process that has helped the company transform itself into a customer service leader. With the Steelwedge platform, Enterasys executives monitor customer requirements and supply constraints in real time and respond immediately to forecast changes and exceptions.

"We developed a process and technology infrastructure partnering with Steelwedge to support global collaboration and drive real-time, executive-level decision making around critical supply and demand trade-offs," explained Jack Lyon, Vice President of Operations at Enterasys Networks. "Our S&OP process has helped us build a lean and responsive organization to provide optimal service to our customers and we're honored to have been acknowledged as a leader in the S&OP discipline."

The Steelwedge solution enables companies to work collaboratively to sense and shape demand and balance capacity trade-offs to maximize revenue, margin and customer service. Connecting the right data with the right people at the right time, Steelwedge provides executives with scenario modeling and decision support tools to diagnose supply and demand gaps and design optimal sales, inventory and production strategies.

"We are pleased that Enterasys Networks has been recognized for its innovative use of Steelwedge technology to support a collaborative S&OP process across its global enterprise," said Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "This award is a strong confirmation that Steelwege can help leading companies to enhance customer service and profitably manage demand and supply with speed and confidence."

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. 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 Applied Materials, DIRECTV, Emerson, General Electric, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA and Sara Lee. For more information about Steelwedge, please visit www.steelwedge.com.

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

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