Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an integrated business management process through which the executive management team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization among all functions of the organization such as demand planning, supply planning, finance, sales and marketing and production planning.
The Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) application focuses on demand planning and can help transforming your S&OP processes. All information is drawn from a single data model, allowing you to combine supply and demand planning, volume and mix planning, and long-term and short-term planning. With everyone working from the same data source, collaboration across multiple functions including demand planning, supply planning, finance, sales, and marketing occurs more naturally. Process templates along with task flows will then guide users through their specific activities and help ensure that all parties adhere to the timelines and dependencies associated with the cross-functional processes in S&OP. Various stages of the S&OP process can occur concurrently and continuously to improve the efficiency of the process and ensure the current S&OP plan reflects most recent decisions and developments.