May 17, 2016 -- ToolsGroup announced today the immediate availability of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) capabilities in its SO99+supply chain planning software that helps customers solve the most pressing problem they face with S&OP today: connecting S&OP to operational planning and execution.
According to industry research, most S&OP users cannot create a consistently achievable S&OP plan. A Supply Chain Insights 2015 survey revealed that only 30 percent of manufacturers are "nearly always" or "most of the time" able to effectively tie S&OP planning to execution. Gartner's research confirms that "The No. 1 challenge among manufacturing companies is connecting sales and operations plan (S&OP) to operational plan/execution."
ToolsGroup's S&OP instead employs the same data model at both levels - tactical and operational planning. ToolsGroup creates a single integrated data model with one version of the truth. It is coherent from tactical to operational and at every level in between, continuously synchronized through perfect mapping.
SO99+ supports all three levels of S&OP processes: strategic (sometimes called Integrated Business Planning or IBP), tactical Sales and Operations Planning, and operational/execution planning (Sales and Operations Execution or S&OE).
ToolsGroup S&OP capabilities are available in the latest version 7.60 of SO99+ at no additional cost.
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