Pilot, PMG Partner on Supply Chain Performance Management Solution

SCOR metrics from PMG integrated into PilotWorks for SC balanced scorecard operations management, real-time operations benchmarking

Waltham, MA, and Mountain View, CA — December 13, 2006 — Pilot Software Inc., the original provider of performance management solutions, today announced a partnership with the Performance Management Group (PMG), A PRTM Company, to provide companies with the ability to track and manage supply chain performance using industry-standard Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model metrics within PilotWorks.

The partnership is also expected to equip companies with the ability to constantly refine and improve the efficiency of their supply chain operations through an open exchange of real-time industry benchmarks associated with the SCOR metrics between PMG and its clients.

"When executing a comprehensive supply chain benchmarking project with our Supply Chain Performance Indicator service, companies typically employ project teams from various functional organizations within the company to accumulate the needed data," said Ed Salley, president of PMG. "Our partnership with Pilot will enable us to offer a service in which SCOR-compliant metrics related to supply chain performance are addressable in real-time through PilotWorks, with the added unique capability to effectively obtain real-time benchmarks on the SCOR metrics. This will be a real boon for both current and future PMG clients."

By instantiating the SCOR metrics within PilotWorks, PMG and Pilot have created the ability for companies to continuously and readily review operational performance — from a company internal and industry-based external perspective — using the industry standard SCOR metrics as an ongoing means of operational measurement and management. In the past, to use the benchmark intelligence derived from the SCOR model required companies to develop and implement customized and non-standard spreadsheet reporting solutions that added little value to real-time management decision making.

"Pilot Software has consistently raised the bar for providing performance management for operations management and managers," said Colin Snow, analyst for Ventana Research. "Companies seeking to drive improvement to their operational management processes and have the ability to measure against the SCOR model on an ongoing basis should consider this offering made available through this partnership between Pilot and PMG."

Jonathan D. Becher, president and CEO of Pilot Software, commented: "Partnering with PMG is a natural fit for Pilot because both companies work as a trusted advisor to our customers. By working with PMG, we're able to develop an operations performance management solution that enables companies to measure and benchmark supply chain management processes using standards-based, industry-specific measurement tools and performance benchmarks."