Spreadsheet programs are well equipped to handle simple tasks, the user interface is easy and they meet most basic needs. However, most companies that rely on spreadsheet programs for their sales forecasting needs are unaware that there are better alternatives- affordable demand planning solutions that provide strategic value, improve visibility to the supply chain management process and propel company growth. Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits.
Since its inception in the 1980s, the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process has been vital for managing profitability and risk. Demand Solutions S&OP is a flexible, customizable system that takes the process from data collection to a dynamic supply chain management plan that drives production and sales. Combining demand planning and sales and operations planning into an integrated approach means executives spend less time reacting to problems and more time managing opportunities.