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Technology Strategies for Integrated Business Planning Benchmark Report

The problems of increasing return on assets, shrinking profits, customer retention and extended lead times are driving organizations to improve sales and operations planning (S&OP). This paper by the Aberdeen Group discusses the results of a survey conducted to find out how S&OP processes are currently performing for nearly 150 organizations.

Traditional S&OP processes are no longer sufficient in high-pressure business environments. Read this paper to learn why S&OP has evolved to integrated business planning. Integrated business plans can help organizations better execute business strategies to achieve goals through multi-functional and dimensional processes that include supply, demand and financial analysis.

Download this paper to learn how your organization can improve its S&OP processes, including:

  • Forecast accuracy
  • Inventory management
  • Supply disruptions
  • Communication between departments
  • Customer retention

Download Technology Strategies for Integrated Business Planning Benchmark Report now.


Nari Viswanathan Aberdeen Group's Vice President and Principal Analyst for Supply Chain Planning Nari Viswanathan is vice president and principal analyst for the Aberdeen Group's supply chain planning practice. He leads its supply chain planning practice and counsels enterprises on supply chain planning strategies. Prior to joining Aberdeen Group, he was a senior product manager at i2 Technologies. Viswanathan holds a masters in manufacturing engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
08 Nov 2006
01 Jul 2006
48 Page(s)
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