Pleasanton, CA (PressExposure) March 22, 2011 -- Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that EJ Tavella, vice president of sales and solution strategy, participated in a live webcast with SAS, the world's leader in business analytics software and solutions, on Tuesday, March 22 2011. The webcast explored the ways that companies are combining predictive analytics and S&OP to sense supply and demand imbalances and respond with profitable sales, inventory and production strategies.
Distinguished S&OP author and educator Tom Wallace and SAS forecasting expert and author Charles Chase will join Mr. Tavella for this live roundtable conversation. The panel will discuss how the new joint solution from Steelwedge and SAS - Optimized Sales and Operations Planning - has been purpose-built to help companies align business operations with market realities. Webcast attendees will learn how demand-driven forecasts and collaborative S&OP technology work hand-in-hand to help executives track fluctuations in demand, evaluate supply chain trade-offs, and develop demand-driven sales and productions plans.
"We're pleased to share how this first-of-its-kind combination of predictive analytics and S&OP can enable companies to develop sales, marketing and production strategies that are in perfect sync with sales and supply chain realities," explained Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "Steelwedge and SAS have teamed up to help decision makers sense customer demand well in advance and make the right sales and supply chain adjustments to protect profitability."
A leap beyond traditional supply and demand matching, Optimized Sales and Operations Planning combines collaborative S&OP workflows from Steelwedge with powerful analytics from SAS, creating a single platform for predictive modeling, collaborative forecasting, price optimization, revenue and margin management, rough-cut capacity planning and inventory optimization.
SAS is used at more than 50,000 sites in more than 120 countries, including 93 of the top 100 companies on the 2010 FORTUNE Global 500® list. As the leader in analytics and predictive modeling, SAS helps companies use their customer, performance and financial information to make reliable business decisions.