(The Hosting News) – Steelwedge , the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that it will join SAS, the world’s leader in business analytics software and solutions, in introducing their next-generation forecasting and planning solution to the business community. Steelwedge and SAS experts will jointly debut the solution at the S&OP Innovation conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, NV.
Optimized Sales and Operations Planning™ offers companies a revolutionary pairing of predictive analytics from SAS and collaborative S&OP workflows from Steelwedge. The combined solution will allow decision makers to anticipate supply and demand imbalances and respond with profitable sales, inventory and production strategies in ways never before possible.
“Companies around the world are discovering that a collaborative S&OP process enhanced with analytics can help them respond to market realities with greater accuracy and agility,” explained Glen Margolis, CEO Steelwedge. “We’re very excited to share how the alliance of SAS and Steelwedge can help companies optimize sales, marketing and inventory strategies to drive profitability.
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.
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.