PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Steelwedge, a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain and integrated business planning solutions, today announced that it has integrated Zyme’s Channel Data Management into its PlanStreaming platform. Zyme’s channel intelligence and management capabilities now combine with direct sales forecasts entered into PlanStreaming through Steelwedge’s SalesSightTM app for Salesforce to feed a comprehensive view of both direct and indirect market dynamics into demand, supply and sales planning solutions.
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Now supply chain teams can make decisions based on real-time, fully informed perspectives of demand and the inventory positions to serve it. Sales teams who manage the channel can directly impact service levels by ensuring supply chain teams automatically have real-time downstream visibility to channel demand and inventory so that the right inventory gets to the right distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers at the right time. Sales teams, planners, supply chain teams and executives can access this information directly through Salesforce or through PlanStreaming, making the user experience simple and accessible.
Zyme will demonstrate the integrated solution at Dreamforce 2016 October 4 – 7 in booth N2118 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Steelwedge executives also will be available for discussions at the show and at a cocktail party co-hosted with Zyme from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 on The Terrace at The St. Regis Hotel, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco. To attend, register here.
“A clear Steelwedge advantage has always been the fluidity with which we connect sales and supply chain teams for smarter planning and superior outcomes,” said Dhruv Bansal, VP Product Management at Steelwedge. “Our partnership with Zyme makes it possible for supply chain teams to stay on top of market dynamics influenced by distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers involved in their companies’ ecosystems so they can better plan for and optimize inventory positions down to the item and store level. We make these capabilities accessible through Salesforce to foster adoption and further strengthen the relationship between sales and supply chain teams,” he added.
Zyme has a channel directory of more than 1.5 million partners and processes more than one billion transactions annually across more than 150 countries, providing decision-grade intelligence to optimize business processes such as sales execution, inventory management, partner rebates and incentives, marketing and financial compliance.
Integrating these capabilities with PlanStreaming makes it easy for decision makers to synthesize sales and supply chain decisions, such as pinpointing market opportunities by channel and product line (including at granular details such as SKU, store locations and end-user customers) and rapidly executing actions to correct imbalances between inventory and demand.
Gartner categorized Steelwedge as a leader in its April 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation, and a Visionary in its January 2016 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. To view a copy of the S&OP report, go to 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.
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Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. Steelwedge’s PlanStreaming cloud platform combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. To learn more about Steelwedge, visit www.steelwedge.com.
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