John Galt Solutions Adds Event Profitability and Lifecycle Forecasting to the Atlas Planning Suite

CHICAGO – July 15, 2010 – John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, today announced the release of significant new capabilities in two modules of its Atlas Planning Suite – the Demand Management engine and the Sales Planning Portal.

The Atlas Planning Suite is a comprehensive, easy to implement demand planning and inventory management solution designed for growing mid-market companies. Manufacturers using Atlas Planning gain increased forecast accuracy, optimized inventory levels and improved supply chain performance. The Demand Management engine is a proven forecasting and S&OP solution that takes into account product lifecycles, events, sales trends and seasonality.

“With the new capabilities in Atlas Planning V6, it will be easier for our clients to overcome tough forecasting challenges associated with planning for promotional events and new product introductions,” said Anne Omrod, CEO of John Galt Solutions. “Our beta program participants are already seeing some outstanding results,” she continued.

The Demand Management Engine and Planning Portal V6 will be made available to all Atlas customers with an active maintenance agreement. With Atlas Planning V6 customers will enjoy a sleek new user interface with a quick access toolbar that supports the following demand planning capabilities:

  • Comprehensive Lifecycle Forecasting to help manage the forecast relationships between new and existing products and product lines
  • A unique Event Index that makes it easier to incorporate events and promotions in the forecasting process
  • New options for evaluating event profitability
  • Easier data conversion with scenario data transfer

The new Planning Portal V6 includes a configurable home page, process workflow with tasks and deadlines, as well as easy integration with Excel 2007.

Atlas Planning Suite customers may attend the free online user conference on Wednesday, July 21 at 2:00 eastern to learn about the numerous new capabilities available in Version 6. To register visit www.JohnGalt.com.

About John Galt Solutions
John Galt Solutions helps increase forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels in consumer-driven supply chains. With the ForecastX Wizard, the Atlas Planning and Consumer Centric Planning suites, we provide a wide variety of affordable, easy to implement, supply chain planning solutions designed for growing mid market companies. Our customers typically experience a 10 to 50% improvement in forecast accuracy, and reduce excess inventory by 5 to 40%. Over 5,000 customers have benefited from our deep industry expertise and innovative technologies. To learn more visit www.johngalt.com.

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