SOURCE: Steelwedge Software

June 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Steelwedge Software Helps Tellabs Launch Dynamic Global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- Steelwedge Software, the leader in Sales Planning & Performance Management, announced today that Tellabs, the leading global provider of data networking and bandwidth management solutions, has gone live with a new collaborative Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process to improve executive visibility and drive efficiencies across the organization.

The new, comprehensive Sales & Operations Planning process incorporates extensive supply, demand and financial input and feedback from sales, marketing, operations and finance. It is based on the earlier Global Demand Management Initiative which is also driven by Steelwedge Software.

"In less than four years Tellabs has completely reworked its sales forecasting and demand management process, and now Sales and Operations Planning," said Steelwedge EVP Services Glen Margolis. "Tellabs' new S&OP solution will dramatically improve corporate alignment and increase the effectiveness of strategic initiatives."

The Steelwedge S&OP implementation includes integration with Tellabs Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system used for sales pipeline management and with their SAP r/3 ERP system.

"We are proud to add value to Tellabs existing enterprise systems," said Steelwedge CEO Timothy Campbell. "Helping them and other clients including Qlogic, Enterasys, Juniper Networks, Ciena, Harley-Davidson and Aurora Networks leverage their technology investments is why the editors of Intelligent Enterprise call us 'A Company to Watch in 2006'."

Today using Steelwedge Software, Tellabs creates a consensus sales forecast that incorporates direct feeds from the Tellabs sales opportunity pipeline system, manages the bias of operational systems with quantitative and qualitative input from cross-functional teams, and provides visibility into supply-demand imbalances. The Steelwedge system also drives their S&OP process cutting forecasting and planning cycle times and allowing more time for analysis and planning.

ABOUT STEELWEDGE

Steelwedge Software, Inc. is the leading innovator in the emerging field of Sales Planning and Performance Management (SPPM), helping companies create, synchronize and collaborate on sales plans, develop better sales forecasts, and improve field sales performance. Leading customers include Ciena, Qlogic, Enterasys Networks, Harley-Davidson, Juniper Networks and Tellabs. Founded in 2000, Steelwedge is located in Pleasanton, California. For more information, please visit www.steelwedge.com.

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