Plesanton, California (PressExposure) May 24, 2011 -- Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning solutions (S&OP), announced today that it has released a ground-breaking solution for further improving the speed, flexibility and ease of implementing and adopting the Steelwedge Cloud-based S&OP solution.
The Steelwedge S&OP Service Delivery Platform dramatically enhances the ability of Steelwedge clients, partners and users to rapidly configure, integrate, implement and train users on a process-driven collaborative Steelwedge S&OP solution in record time. The S&OP Service Delivery Platform incorporates the following elements:
A cloud-based, wizard-driven, configuration and integration toolset that enables business users to rapidly design, configure and integrate their Steelwedge S&OP solution
Automation tools that enable the Steelwedge S&OP solution to be deployed from the Steelwedge high performance, "elastic" S&OP Cloud
An interactive S&OP education portal that enables managers to rapidly train and certify S&OP process participants
Process monitors that enable managers to track S&OP certification, adoption, and process compliance
Cloud-based instrumentation that monitors and manages S&OP system health, performance, and integration processes
Robust, multi-faceted security protocols
A methodology for evolving to a Level 4 S&OP process and Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
S&OP has quickly become a management necessity for companies operating complex, global supply chains in today's climate of uncertainty and risk. Executives facing pressure to manage volatility and risk have embraced Steelwedge to align demand and supply decisions with revenue, margin and customer service goals. Companies that have rolled-out best-in-class S&OP practices have realized big gains, including a year-over-year gross profit margin increase of 48 percent, according to a recent study published by Aberdeen Group.
"In today's volatile world, companies need to rapidly respond to changes in supply and demand as never before. The Steelwedge S&OP Service Delivery Platform is truly a breakthrough for companies desiring to more rapidly implement and adopt a flexible S&OP solution that drives corporate agility." explained Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "This new technology platform enables companies to adopt globally collaborative S&OP processes even more quickly and efficiently."
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 http://www.steelwedge.com.