E2open Releases E2 Planning & Response Version 11.2

Enhanced planning capabilities now offered via the cloud, further enabling collaboration across the extended trading network

Foster City, Calif.Feb. 12, 2014E2open, a provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, announced the availability of E2 Planning and Response version 11.2, which includes improved what-if scenario and simulation capabilities, network planning visualization and analytics, and certified SAP adapters. These enhanced planning capabilities are now available via the cloud, furthering the facilitation of collaborative planning and execution across the extended trading network.

“With our acquisition of icon-scm, we merged two great teams focused on supply chain integration in the cloud, enabling end-to-end decision-making from planning through execution. We are excited to now bring this integrated platform to the market,” said Mark Woodward, president and CEO, E2open.

With today’s complex global supply chains, it can be taxing for businesses to pinpoint the location of the real constraints in their current production and delivery plans. Traditional planning systems lack timely, comprehensive data to create trustworthy plans that consider demand priorities and supply constraints. They also lack fast problem resolution, and scenario and decision support capabilities to manage trade-offs.

“With our extended capabilities and cloud enablement, we can rapidly unlock business benefits so our customers can overcome the challenge of managing demand they can’t predict with supply they don’t control,” said Stephan Hofmann, vice president of products. “E2 Planning and Response further empowers our customers and their trading partners up, down and across the supply chain to commit with confidence.”

E2open extends its innovative network planning and response capabilities with the following enhancements to its Planning and Response modules:

  • Scenario management, which provides fast in-memory creation and comparison of planning scenarios. Users can now compare alternative plan versions based on key performance indicators (KPIs) and scorecards, as well as detailed reports. The KPI Framework offers a set of pre-defined KPIs and the flexibility to create additional KPIs.
  • What-if simulation, which offers impact analysis of demand, supply and master data scenarios. It also enables the application and simulation of different fulfillment strategies and allocation rules.
  • Network visualization and analytics, so users can benefit from plan visualization across the extended trading network. The configurable planning cockpit and metric reports provide drill-down capabilities to analyze supply chain health from top to bottom.
  • SAP-certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) adapters to provide seamless connectivity with the Data Hub, ensuring high input data quality and information readiness—enabling faster, more confident decision-making. Pre-defined and easily extensible validation rules on master and transaction entities allow for efficient data cleansing, ensuring data quality for planning results that users can rely on.

More than 37,000 trading partners and 122,000 unique registered users currently are a part of the E2open Business Network, which allows participants to access and share data, and execute business processes in a secure, real-time manner. The E2open Business Network also provides collaboration tools and analytics so that E2open customers can make more informed and efficient decisions.

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