Sales and Operations Planning

SAP, one of the leading software providers, was shown as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. Here are the details;

Sales and Operations Planning

 SAP SE today announced that for the third time, it has been named a leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.”* The report evaluated the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution and determined the positioning based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“SAP has once again been positioned as a leader in this Magic Quadrant,” SAP Digital Supply Chain President Hala Zeine said. “We believe this is a powerful validation of our strategic vision to put customers at the heart of the digital supply chain from design to operate — and planning is a crucial component of that vision.”

SAP Integrated Business Planning is a cloud-based solution that powers the Intelligent Enterprise and combines capabilities for sales and operations; demand, response and supply planning; and inventory optimization on a single platform and harmonized data model. The latest addition of demand-driven replenishment supports an innovative approach to overall supply-chain excellence. Companies using SAP Integrated Business Planning can easily align sales and operations plans with corporate strategy to support revenue growth, increase market share and attain financial targets.

According to Gartner: “Leaders are demonstrating strong execution in the market today. They are highly rated in key user requirements, such as supply chain modeling, collaboration, solution configurability, and tight integration with tactical and operational planning. They are typically financially viable and have a fully viable S&OP offering. They have developed capabilities for acceptable software pricing and implementation costs, along with faster deployment time scales (through cloud platforms, process templating, configuration and portfolio simplification). They can demonstrate good market penetration through broad S&OP functional coverage in their solutions and in the number of S&OP customers with broader S&OP functional penetration.”