JOHN GALT SOLUTIONS’ NEW SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING MODULE (VERSION 3.0) PUTS MAJOR FOCUS ON COLLABORATION

 

Enhancements to the Atlas Planning Suite™ S&OP solution include new user interface, advanced filtering, easier navigation and configuration, faster performance, and more.

(CHICAGO – July 25, 2006) John Galt Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of innovative software solutions for collaborative forecasting and demand planning, announces the general release of a new version its Atlas Planning Suite™ Sales & Operation Planning Module (v3.0).

Also known as the Atlas Planning Collaborator, the enhanced S&OP Module incorporates new features and functionality designed to improve collaborative forecasting and demand planning across the supply chain, and to improve sales forecasting and promotional processes, profit margin preservation and overall business performance.

Kai Trepte, John Galt Solutions’ Vice President of Sales and Services, states: “Balancing supply and demand through effective Sales and Operations Planning has become a priority for companies seeking to preserve profit margins while satisfying customer demand. The Atlas Planning S&OP Module allows users to build an enterprise-wide, consensus-based planning process that fosters real-time collaboration among internal marketing, sales, operations and financial budgeting groups, as well as external supply chain partners and key customers. Our new S&OP Module provides even broader functionality and makes the Collaborator faster and easier to use.”

Enhancements to John Galt’s Sales & Operations Planning Module (v3.0) include:

  • New user interface with advanced filtering and exceptions; faster navigation with easy-to-understand graphs and spreadsheets; and easy system configuration, including user and data set-up.
  • Seamless exporting of data to Microsoft Excel, as well as highly integrated security into Microsoft Active Directory for streamlined access and security management.
  • Straightforward promotional planning with street dates and shipping offsets.
  • Dynamic aggregation and desegregation of data, as well as disconnected access with web services connectivity for users working offline at home or while traveling.

About the Atlas Planning Suite
John Galt’s Atlas Planning Suite is comprised of a suite of business process applications designed to centralize and standardize key data from all of a company’s data systems to make real-time business information available in an intelligent reporting format. Better information enables managers in any department to better understand issues, forecast performance and plan actions for operational and business improvement. Currently, the Atlas Planning Suite offers seven business process modules: Demand Management Engine, Inventory Management, Promotional Performance Management, Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Sarbanes-Oxley Reporting, Sales & Operations Planning, and the Planning Portal.

About John Galt Solutions
John Galt Solutions, Inc., a privately held company, provides leading-edge demand planning, collaborative and forecasting solutions. It strives to improve mid-size businesses’ demand planning and collaborative processes through accurate, innovative solutions and customer partnerships. John Galt Solutions, Inc. provides a broad family of ForecastX ä products and services that meet the needs of any company at every level of growth, including companies such as Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Syngenta Crop Protection and Huhtamaki. For more information visit www.johngalt.com.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT 312.701.9026

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