CHICAGO – June 8, 2007 – Today John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, unveiled several new solutions at its 2007 Insights User Conference. A sizeable audience filled with supply chain industry leaders from business, the media and academia gathered in Chicago to review the new solutions and share best practices for forecasting and inventory planning at this annual event.

John Galt demonstrated its powerful new Point of Sale (POS) forecasting module, as well as significant enhancements to two cornerstones in the Atlas Planning Suite, the Demand Management Engine and the Planning Portal. Developed to help capture the constantly changing preferences of consumers, the POS Forecasting module helps increase accuracy by creating a forecast of consumer demand that can be compared to the forecast for channel demand from retailers and wholesalers. The event also featured the new Rough Cut Capacity Planning Module which now includes resource transfers, online product information, and batch rescheduling for inventory planning.

The audience also previewed the completely new ForecastX Wizard 7.0, redesigned to leverage Windows Vista. The ForecastX Wizard already enjoys the highest share of the business forecasting market. But it now features even more capabilities with a streamlined user interface, real-time DRP, forecast adjustments, extended collaboration and more.

For the next three days, customers including John Deere, Smartwool, Liberty Hardware, The Bell Group and Oil-Dri Corporation will share case studies highlighting how they have increased forecast accuracy, optimized inventory levels and maximized supply chain performance using John Galt solutions. Leaders from industry groups such as the Institute of Business Forecasting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Manufacturing Business Technology and InfoWorld will also be represented.

Now in its fifth year, the John Galt Insights User Conference offers workshops and panel discussions on the latest supply chain strategies and implementation techniques. To learn more about the conference or solutions from John Galt, please visit

About John Galt Solutions

John Galt Solutions helps increase forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels in consumer-driven supply chains. With the ForecastX Wizard and the Atlas Planning Suite, we provide a wide range of affordable, easy to implement, supply chain planning solutions designed for growing mid-market companies. Over 5000 customers have benefited from our deep industry expertise and innovative technologies. Industry leaders such as Bayer Crop Science, DuPont, Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Huhtamaki, Sealy, Syngenta Crop Protection, and The Container Store have improved their bottom line through increased revenues and inventory cost reductions. To learn more, please or call 312.701.9026.

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