This IDC study is a quantitative and qualitative assessment that evaluates notable vendor software applications in the sales and operations planning (S&OP) marketplace and helps assess both current and anticipated future performance in the marketplace. This study assesses the capability and business strategy of 10 vendors that offer notable S&OP tools to the marketplace. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive IDC framework and set of parameters identified to best evaluate and meet end-user requirements for S&OP.
"Sales and operations planning is a perennial hot topic among manufacturing and retail supply chain professionals in IDC surveys. It has become, for many of these businesses, the difference between an acceptably performing supply chain and a top-performing supply chain. As the supply chain grows in strategic performance, IDC strongly recommends that companies invest in a best-in-class S&OP tool," says Simon Ellis, program vice president for IDC Manufacturing Insights' Global Digital Supply Chain Networks and Planning Strategies research.
Dassault Systemes SE, Infor, Inc., Oracle Corporation, DAIICHI SANKYO CHEMICAL PHARMA CO.,LTD., JDA Software Group, Inc., Terra Energy Corp., Società Azionaria per la Condotta di Acque Potabili, Terra Technologies sp. z o.o., QAD Inc., Kinaxis, Inc., River Logic, Inc., Logility, Inc.
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