Sales and Operations Planning with any ERP
By john.bermudez on Nov 02, 2009
At Oracle, we have seen the interest in sales and operations planning continue to grow. The tough economy has caused many to take a very critical look at their planning processes and many companies have not liked what they have found. Too often, "formal" planning systems are being supplemented with spreadsheets such that the company does not have a single operating plan. These companies are turning to Oracle for help improving their sales and operations planning process and supporting systems, including many that are not currently running an Oracle ERP application.
For many companies, the first step is often improving the demand management system. While implementing a new global demand management process is not typically something the traditional S&OP consultants put on the project critical path, most Oracle Sales and Operations Planning customers start with Demantra Demand Management. Starting with Demand Management immediately improves demand visibility and forecast accuracy. This provides a much more stable baseline on which to move forward on sales and operations planning improvement project. More importantly, this incremental approach provides immediate business value by enabling the company to quickly identify and respond to changes in demand.
As a cornerstone of the sales and operations planning process, Demantra Demand Management can also be the link to demand planning or supply planning systems from other software providers. This allows Oracle Sales and Operations Planning to work with any ERP and be a stepping stone to Integrated Business Planning.
Join Martha Doolittle, Worldwide Planning Process Lead, Kodak and Guy Yehiav, VP Sales and Strategy, Oracle as they discuss the business value Kodak has realized by adopting Oracle's incremental yet integrated, approach to managing the Kodak Value Chain with an SAP ERP Back-End. Register now for this informative webcast.