Integrated Business Planning Drives Supply Chain Excellence on a Cloud-Based Platform

Voyager Integrated Business Planning provides a holistic view of business planning across the enterprise

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AtlantaSept. 18, 2015Logility, Inc., a provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, released details on Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning at Connections 2015, the company’s customer conference.

According to the Gartner report, Keys to Solving the Top Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Challenges, August 2015, lack of visibility across the supply chain is one of the top obstacles to achieving supply chain goals and objectives. The report also highlights several key benefits of a mature S&OP process including a 2 to 5 percent improvement in revenue and a 10 to 15 percent improvement in working capital.

Voyager Integrated Business Planning helps companies mature their S&OP process by providing a holistic view of business planning across the enterprise, including finance, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and marketing, suppliers, and customers. The native in-memory solution allows companies to plan in both financial and volumetric terms to help better align supply chains with the corporate financial and strategic investment plans. Voyager Integrated Business Planning ties strategic, tactical and operational activities into a single comprehensive business plan to deliver rapid simulations, multiple what-if scenario comparisons, and real-time analytics that enable demand and supply segmentation, risk and opportunity assessment, multi-enterprise collaboration, and the ability to rapidly respond to changes in the supply chain.

“Today’s supply chains are becoming increasingly more complex as companies expand into new markets, increase the rate of new product introductions, and manage growing supplier and customer bases,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “We designed Voyager Integrated Business Planning to cut through the noise and deliver a real-time view of the end-to-end integrated planning process. This powerful solution allows executives to quickly view the supply chain’s performance against the corporate financial plan, evaluate multiple scenarios, and drill down to reveal the causes to minimize risk and maximize profitability.”

Voyager Integrated Business Planning delivers powerful capabilities to help build a robust and repeatable S&OP process, including:

Scenarios and Simulations

Voyager Integrated Business Planning delivers rapid interactive simulation and scenario development and analysis to support demand and supply balancing, segmentation, S&OP, and financial plan alignment. With the ability to proactively plan for both opportunities and challenges, companies are better prepared and able to focus resources on the activities that deliver the greatest benefit. In addition, the collaborative workflows allow companies to quickly review the merits of multiple trade-offs, approve plans and track performance against plans throughout the planning horizon.

Response Planning

As the pace and globalization of business accelerates, companies need quick access to systems that can deliver interactive business models that help evaluate changing business conditions, harness new opportunities and quickly resolve disruptions before they become a problem. By pulling data from multiple systems across the supply chain, Voyager Integrated Business Planning is able to identify, alert and enable users to take advantage of supply chain opportunities and navigate around challenges.

Advanced Analytics

Providing access and visibility to data from across the supply chain in the context of the broader business plan, Voyager Integrated Business Planning’s advanced analytics engine delivers the right information to the right people when and where they need it. From key performance indicators to comparative scenario analysis, and integration with partner and supplier information, the solution’s enhanced visualization brings new insights and efficiencies to executives.

Unified Data Model

Voyager Integrated Business Planning delivers real-time analysis with a unified view of sales, supply chain and financial data. This information can be presented at any level of granularity and dimension, allowing organizations to understand and develop stock-keeping unit (SKU)-specific plans that evaluate both financial and volumetric measures. The direct tie between the operational plans and Integrated Business Planning enables organizations to respond to opportunities and risks on demand as situations unfold, eliminating the need for manual data input and manipulation.

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