SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been placed in the leader’s quadrant of the 2015 Gartner report “Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation,” evaluated for the SAP® Integrated Business Planning solution.
“We believe this is a validation of our investment and efforts in SAP Integrated Business Planning, and SAP is positioned in the leader’s quadrant,” said Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president, Line-of-Business Solutions for Extended Supply Chain, SAP. “We feel our position in the sales and operations planning leader’s quadrant is an exciting milestone for SAP supply chain management, and we will continue to deliver innovations to maintain this leadership position.”
SAP Integrated Business Planning was developed to deliver analysis results and share alerts of real-time information across the end-to-end supply and demand network through the speed of the SAP HANA® platform. It supports fast adoption through the SAP Cloud portfolio. Specifically, the solution offers a collaborative, cross-functional environment for sales and operations planning, short-term demand sensing, long-term demand planning, multiechelon inventory optimization, supply analysis and supply chain performance monitoring. With this solution, SAP supports companies to:
- Harmonize planning across corporate functions through a collaborative planning environment
- React more quickly to changes in demand and capture more sales with the speed of the SAP HANA platform
- Ensure plans are put into action by setting granular key operating targets
- Enable more consistent and actionable plans with one common data model
- Manage the complexity and uncertainty of the demand network
- Align sales and operations with financial targets to improve profitability
* Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation, 2015”, April 29, 2015, by Tim Payne
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