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SAP Named a Leader by IDC MarketScape for Sales, Operations Planning and Integrated Supply Chain Execution, Fulfillment

Newsbyte | December 16, 2016 by SAP News

WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that IDC has named the company a Leader in Worldwide Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment.

The designations appeared in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sales and Operations Planning 2016 Vendor Assessment and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment 2016 Vendor Assessment.

Worldwide Sales and Operations Planning

An innovative cloud-based suite, the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution harnesses the power of the SAP HANA platform to support end-to-end planning processes for sales and operations, demand sensing, supply and allocations, issues response and inventory optimization.

According to the IDC MarketScape assessment, “SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations applications, built on SAP HANA and delivered in the cloud, helps engage key stakeholders in an efficient, integrated planning process that profitably aligns demand and supply. This next-generation planning solution provides a unified model of demand, supply chain and financial data for real-time analysis and simulation.” The “key points of capability” cited as “strengths” include:

  • Scalability/flexibility
  • Embedded, predefined analytics
  • Breadth of complementary products
  • Integration capacity
  • Scenario planning/simulation (in real time)

For an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sales and Operations Planning 2016 Vendor Assessment report, see here.

“Our customers recognize both SAP Integrated Business Planning and our solutions for logistics and order fulfillment for the ability to provide greater visibility, respond faster to changes in supply and demand, and reduce planning cycle times,” said Hans Thalbauer, SVP, Extended Supply Chain and Internet of Things, SAP. “Being recognized as a Leader by IDC MarketScape for the strength and advancement of our S&OP solutions and supply chain management capabilities further validates our innovation strategy as we help our customers transform their digital supply chains.”

Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment

According to the IDC MarketScape report, “SAP’s suite of supply chain execution and fulfillment applications provides a complete set of functionality built to support the needs of organizations of any size and across industry verticals.” The report cites as strengths the ability of SAP applications to “support cross-industry needs” while also being “highly customizable” to “meet industry-specific or customer-specific requirements.” The report also highlights SAP’s collaboration and support as strengths, as well as its “robust network of channel partners that are well trained and capable of supporting the most complex implementation and integration needs.”

For an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape; Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment 2016 Vendor Assessment report, see here.

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Media Contacts:

Jim Dever, SAP, +1 (610) 661-2161, james.dever@sap.com, ET
Kyle Tildsley, PAN Communications, +1 (617) 502-4300, sapsc@pancomm.com, ET

SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sales and Operations Planning 2016 Vendor Assessment”, by Simon Ellis, November 2016 IDC #US41890016 and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment 2016 Vendor Assessment, by John Santagate
About IDC MarketScape:  IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market.  IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.  The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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