Lack of executive support, poor organizational alignment and competing priorities often impede successful sales and operations planning (S&OP). With the Kinaxis® RapidResponse® S&OP application, you can evaluate, collaborate on and choose a sales and operations plan that most closely aligns with your corporate financial goals.
Because it is driven by a single system, the S&OP application can truly transform and mature your sales and operations planning processes. Here’s how:
- All information is drawn from a single data model, allowing you to combine supply and demand planning, volume and mix planning, and long-term and short-term planning.
- With everyone working from the same data source, collaboration across multiple functions including demand planning, supply planning, finance, sales and marketing occurs more naturally.
- Process templates and task flows guide users through their specific activities and help ensure all parties adhere to the timelines and dependencies associated with the cross-functional processes in S&OP.
- Various stages of the S&OP process can occur concurrently and continuously to improve the efficiency of the process and ensure the current S&OP plan reflects most recent decisions and developments.
ADDED VALUE THROUGH INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS
One of the greatest advantages of RapidResponse applications is that you can deploy any of them alongside other applications as part of a broader, integrated solution.
Depending on your organization's needs, you can achieve significant added benefits by using the S&OP application with one or more related applications to ensure synchronization across interrelated planning processes. By implementing the S&OP application, you can gain broader value and competitive advantage by using it with connected applications such as (but not limited to):