SOURCE: Steelwedge


November 10, 2010 12:02 ET

Steelwedge Upgrades S&OP Solution for Era of Supply, Demand Uncertainty

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Steelwedge, the leading provider of Cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning solutions, announced today the release of Steelwedge 5.2, a landmark upgrade that will allow large companies to reliably anticipate and manage supply and demand risk in today's highly volatile economy. Steelwedge's next-generation intelligence gathering and scenario analysis tools are designed to offer executives the foresight and flexibility needed to sustain performance despite sales and supply chain uncertainty.

Steelwedge 5.2 takes conventional "what-if" planning to the next level with the introduction of Advanced Scenario Analysis, an innovative decision support solution that integrates time-phased demand, supply and scenario information into a single dashboard. Drawing upon real-time customer and supply chain analytics, S&OP management teams can simulate the "upside" and "downside" of baseline sales and production plans in ways never before possible. This ability to quickly and accurately evaluate how best and worst case scenarios will impact margin is a necessity in today's economy where customer demand remains volatile.

"Research has shown that companies that thoroughly understand demand and supply scenarios are able to respond with speed and certainty when changes in the market inevitably happen," explained Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "The Advanced Scenario Analysis capabilities that we've introduced in Steelwedge 5.2 offer our customers the unprecedented ability to simulate and study the impacts of every imaginable contingency as part of their S&OP process."

Steelwedge 5.2 includes many other important user and security enhancements. Additionally, single sign-on has been added to allow for seamless access to the Steelwedge application while providing administrators the ability to control log-in profiles from a central Identity Management System. Steelwedge 5.2 has been extensively tested in customer production environments and is available for immediate delivery. 

About Steelwedge

Founded in 2000, Steelwedge supercharges Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) 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, and measure performance against strategic goals. 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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