Steelwedge Improves Supply Chain Decisions by Integrating Zyme Channel Data Management
Solution demonstration available at Dreamforce 2016 October 4 – 7 in Zyme booth N2118
PLEASANTON, CA – October 4, 2016 – Steelwedge announced today that it is integrating with Zyme’s Channel Data Management (CDM) platform into its PlanStreaming platform. Zyme’s CDM capabilities can now be combined with direct sales forecasts entered into PlanStreaming via Steelwedge’s SalesSightTM app for Salesforce and zymeConnect APIs to feed a comprehensive view of both direct and indirect market dynamics into demand, supply and sales planning solutions.
Supply chain teams can now make decisions based on timely, fully informed perspectives of demand and the inventory positions to serve it. Sales teams who manage the channel can directly impact service levels by ensuring supply chain teams have immediate downstream visibility to channel sales and inventory so that the right product gets to the right distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers at the right time. Furthermore, customers can also access this information through Salesforce.com or through PlanStreaming, making the user experience simple and accessible.
Zyme will preview the pre-built integration at Dreamforce 2016 October 4 - 7 in booth N2118 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Steelwedge executives also will be available for discussions at the show and at a cocktail party co-hosted with Zyme on from 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6 on The Terrace at The St. Regis Hotel, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco.
“A clear Steelwedge advantage has always been the fluidity with which we connect sales and supply chain teams for smarter planning and superior outcomes,” said Dhruv Bansal, VP Product Management at Steelwedge. “As a Zyme Connect partner, our customers’ supply chain teams can now benefit from a timely and accurate view of market dynamics influenced by distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers involved in their companies’ ecosystems, so they can better plan for and optimize inventory positions down to the item and store level. We make these capabilities accessible through Salesforce.com via zymeConnect APIs and Salesforce.com integration to foster adoption and further strengthen the relationship between sales and supply chain teams,” he added.
Zyme’s industry leading cloud CDM platform processes more than one billion transactions annually across more than 150 countries, providing decision-grade intelligence to optimize business processes such as sales execution, inventory management, partner rebates and incentives, marketing and financial compliance. The Zyme Connect Partner Program makes it easy for global enterprises to leverage Zyme’s decision-grade channel data to extend the use-cases for CDM and power best-in-class third-party business applications.
Integrating these capabilities with PlanStreaming makes it easy for decision makers to synthesize sales and supply chain decisions, such as pinpointing market opportunities by channel and product line (including at granular details such as SKU, store locations and end-user customers) and rapidly executing actions to correct imbalances between inventory and demand.
Steelwedge has integrated Zyme Channel Data Management into its PlanStreaming sales and supply chain planning solutions to more effectively unite sales and supply chain decisions. The joint solution is being demonstrated at Dreamforce 2016 October 4-7 in booth # N2118 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco.
Gartner categorized Steelwedge as a leader in its April 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation, and a Visionary in its January 2016 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. To view a copy of the S&OP report, go to 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.
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Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. Steelwedge’s PlanStreaming cloud platform combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. To learn more about Steelwedge, visit www.steelwedge.com.