Success with S&OP is often impeded by a lack of executive support, poor organizational alignment, and competing priorities. With the S&OP application, you can evaluate, collaborate on, and choose a sales and operations plan that most closely aligns with corporate financial goals.
Because it is driven by a single system, the S&OP application can truly transform and mature your S&OP processes:
- 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 that 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 any given RapidResponse application is that it can be deployed alongside other applications as part of a broader, integrated solution.
Depending on your organization's needs, significant added benefits can be achieved by using the S&OP application with one or more related applications to ensure sychronization across interrelated planning processes. Companies that implement the S&OP application can gain broader value and competitive advantage by using it with connected applications such as (but not limited to):