JOHN GALT’S NEW AND ENHANCED PLANNING PORTAL OFFERS ENHANCED SECURITY, ANALYTICS AND REPORTING

The Atlas Planning Suite’s Web-based planning framework enables companies to become more agile, competitive and demand-driven for improved business performance.

(CHICAGO – September 14, 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 and enhanced version its Atlas Planning Suite™ Planning Portal Module.

The Web-based Planning Portal provides a collaborative, easy-to-use framework through which a company’s forecast and demand planning professionals can capture input from suppliers, customers, operations, sales, marketing and finance, then aggregate and analyze the data to develop a consensual “one number” sales forecast and optimized production plan.

Through the Portal, information from other Atlas Planning Suite modules can be presented enterprise-wide, making information gathering and dissemination faster and more efficient. By helping master planners create a collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) process with all stakeholders, the Planning Portal enables companies to become more agile and demand-driven, while optimizing inventory management and resource allocation.

Kai Trepte, John Galt Solutions’ Vice President of Sales and Services, notes: “We developed the new Planning Portal to give customers a more secure and accessible tool through which to interact with internal and external supply chain partners, even those in remote locations. Using the solution, our customers can gain a competitive advantage and improve business performance by responding proactively to market changes and customer needs in real time.”

Enhancements to the newly released Planning Portal include:

  • Advanced exception management capabilities and data aggregation for faster information gathering; plus enhanced detail views for deeper analytics.
  • Increased security features and controls to allow IT administrators to tailor the application to the company’s specific security requirements.
  • Globalization capabilities to enable multi-language user interface.
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Excel, as well as with installed business information systems from major ERP vendors, such as SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards, QAD, etc.

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 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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