During the past decade, Steelwedge has developed purpose-built
solutions for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Now Steelwedge
is leading the evolution to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) --
connecting business strategy with operations planning and execution.
In today's volatile business environment, agile decision-making is mandatory. True IBP based on S&OP delivers a clear line of sight from plan to performance to profit.
Here are selected videos, white papers, newsletters, articles and book recommendations, the best of business and academic thought on the evolving practices of S&OP leading to IBP.
End Spreadsheet Confusion. While SCM, ERP and CRM systems have improved efficiencies, these systems were not designed to work together. In fact, they contribute to a sea of siloed big data, that large organizations are increasingly challenged to cut through. So, most companies default to a collection of disparate spreadsheets for executive-level planning. Yet, spreadsheets lack the data management, analytics and process automation needed to reconcile and align functional plans to create one view and drive effective executive decision-making.
Collaborative Planning Gets Results. C-level executives depend on Steelwedge for sales forecasting and planning, consensus forecasting, balancing demand and supply planning, "what-if" modeling, rough cut scenario planning, connecting S&OP with financial planning and measuring performance against revenue and customer service targets. Integrated Business Planning pays: most customers save $5-$10 million per $1 billion in revenues.
Steelwedge Solutions, Services and Best Practices Drive Time to Value. Based on recognized industry S&OP best practices, the Steelwedge IBP Platform is backed by Executive S&OP, S&OP Sales, S&OP Operations and S&OP Collaboration. Steelwedge Services include an Integrated Business Planning Assessment, Strategic Consulting, Business Planning Improvement, Steelwedge University, Technology Implementation and Outsourced Planning Services.