Sales and Operations Planning

S&OP transformed – faster, more accurate and more collaborative than you ever imagined.

Transform and mature your S&OP planning processes

Are you running an inefficient sales and operations planning (S&OP) process because it’s propped up by Excel spreadsheets? Is it a struggle to advance your integrated business planning (IBP) because you can’t connect with other departments or functions outside of supply chain, like finance and engineering? 

Collaborate with everyone, evaluate different scenarios, understand financial impact and execute based on strategic goals with Kinaxis Sales and Operations Planning.

Get your whole business working in concert

Kinaxis brings everything you need into one powerful platform, including demand, supply, volume, mix, and short- and long-term planning. That makes it easy to gather input and enable collaboration across your entire business for clear consensus and fewer surprises.

Improved outcomes for your business

  • Faster, more reliable plan development – drastically reducing the sales and operations planning cycle while producing more accurate results 
  • The ability to scale and mature your S&OP process to maximize business opportunities and minimize risks
  • Sales and operations planning that aligns with your financial goals

Workflow Process Components

While every company’s supply chain is unique, certain best practices still apply. Our workflow process templates help you get started fast, while offering the flexibility and personalization you need to meet your goals.

Application Process Components

Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

Kinaxis has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation for the third consecutive time.

Gartner defines a sales and operations planning (S&OP) Systems of Differentiation (SOD) as “a software solution that helps to enable a Stage 4, or possibly higher, maturity S&OP process.”1

The report evaluated 20 vendors on their ability to provide core S&OP capabilities to customers and deliver on their goals and commitments. We believe our placement validates our holistic approach to planning which connects customers’ data, processes and people across the entire network.

For further information, download the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation report.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Tim Payne, Amber Salley, Alex Pradhan, 7 May 2019

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

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Faster, more informed decision-making

RapidResponse has improved the confidence of company leaders that our S&OP process is dependable and that we can quickly provide reliable data for decision-making purposes.

Operations Manager, Medium Enterprise Electronics Company
Dramatically accelerated scenario creation and analysis

The speed in which scenarios can be created and analyzed has gone from 24–48 hours to 10–30 minutes in our S&OP process with RapidResponse.

Operations Manager, S&P 500 Electronics Company

What’s next on your supply chain journey?

You can achieve significant added benefits by using Kinaxis Sales and Operations Planning with one or more related solutions to ensure synchronization across planning processes.

Organizations using our S&OP solution typically deploy Demand Planning, Aggregate Supply Planning and Inventory Management to ensure effective cross-functional planning and course correction.

The world’s best companies use RapidResponse to manage supply chain volatility.