SOURCE: Steelwedge Software, Inc.

Steelwedge Software, Inc.

April 03, 2012 11:00 ET

Syngenta Uses Steelwedge Solution to Meet Global Food Needs

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Steelwedge Software, Inc., the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that Syngenta in North America, one of the world's largest agribusiness companies, went live on Steelwedge's Integrated Business Planning platform.

Based on the strong demand for its top-quality, high-yielding seed products, Syngenta recognized the need for more accurate, long-term forecasting tools that would allow the company to better allocate its advanced seeds for strategic crops, including corn and soybeans, during peak planting seasons. Syngenta will consolidate and aggregate forecasts for hundreds of sales representatives, district managers, and commercial leads using Steelwedge's unique multi-layer spreadsheet design.

The Steelwedge-based Resource Allocation Tool utilized by Syngenta will gather inputs from every level of the business to help Syngenta better determine marketing resources and revenue for each variety of Syngenta's corn and soybean products.

"With the Steelwedge solution, it is now possible for us to have a current view of in-season forecasts that improve market exposure and program utilization," says Barb Anderson, Strategic Project Manager at Syngenta Seeds, Inc. "More efficient, synchronized tools, and an easy-to-understand interface are necessary to improving our efficiency."

"Feeding a growing world population is one of today's most pressing challenges and Steelwedge is proud to assist Syngenta in improving its allocation of key resources to meet this challenge," said Glen Margolis, Steelwedge CEO.

About Steelwedge
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge's cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company's business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest companies including Sony, Lenovo, MetroPCS, DIRECTV and Emerson trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit www.steelwedge.com.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. Visit www.syngenta.com.

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