Enterasys Networks Wins S&OP Innovation Award for its Implementation of Steelwedge Solutions
Enterasys and Steelwedge Recognized by Innovation Enterprise for “Best End-to-End Customer Solution
Pleasanton, CA, September 19, 2013 - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions today announced that its customer, Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company, won the Innovation Enterprise’s S&OP Innovation Award for “Best End-to-End Customer Solution.” The award, which honored Enterasys for its implementation of Steelwedge solutions, was announced at the Sales & Operations Planning Innovation conference in Boston last week.
Enterasys Networks provides wired and wireless network infrastructure, security and management solutions that enable its customers in more than 90 countries to provision their networks from the data center to the mobile edge. Enterasys prides itself on delivering exceptional user performance and enhanced security for business-critical applications—all managed from what it refers to as “a single pane of glass.” The company embarked on a mission to transform itself into a lean, responsive and demand-driven business with an S&OP process that assimilated a cross-functional group of leaders from sales, marketing, product management, finance and supply chain.
With the Steelwedge S&OP Platform, Enterasys drove significant and immediate changes in its business starting with better demand predictability, which directly affected its ability to respond to change. Enterasys evolved from reacting to the market to better anticipating the market, which led to increased customer satisfaction, decreased excess and obsolescence, and nearly eliminated product-related revenue shortfalls. “This award validates our efforts to evolve and advance S&OP at Enterasys towards an end-to-end, customer-focused, Integrated Business Planning process,” said Jack Lyon, VP of Operations at Enterasys. “A global, collaborative and integrated S&OP process, along with the internal and external alignment of demand and supply, have resulted in revenue growth and increased profitability for Enterasys.”
“Enterasys typifies the kind of business transformation that is possible with Steelwedge solutions,” said Glen Margolis, Steelwedge CEO. “We view them not just as a customer, but as a partner in taking S&OP to new heights of business efficiency and insights. We are honored to be a part of this award.”
The S&OP Innovation Award program, which also includes categories for “Supply Chain Sustainability,” “Best Newcomer in S&OP,” and “Most Advanced in S&OP,” acknowledges organizations that have pioneered S&OP initiatives that have or will have an overall positive impact within the S&OP community. The S&OP Innovation Awards are open to anyone who is involved in the operations industry, and the judging panel comprised influential S&OP thought leadersfrom C-E Minerals, Optimum Nutrition and Firmenich.
Steelwedge Software is the leading Integrated Business Planning (IBP) 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 modeling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world’s largest discrete and process manufacturing companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, MetroPCS, Monsanto and Sony, 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.