Sales & Operations Planning

Increased market volatility, tougher competition, and significantly more new product introductions all demand greater speed and unified responsiveness from your entire organisation.

Each department within an organization needs to monitor its own KPIs, plan, model various response scenarios as change occurs, and then come together as a team to create a unified go forward agenda.

The TXT Perform suite supports your S&OP process from end-to-end: from the pre-S&OP phases of Financial Planning, Demand Management and Supply Planning, to the Executive S&OP meeting. In the post-S&OP phases, the embedded reporting and performance management capabilities of the solution highlight possible deviations of actual versus plan enabling constant reconciliation.

To meet the challenges of complex manufacturing processes with many steps, many players and high product complexity, TXT Perform S&OP capabilities extend to supply chain collaboration, as well as to manufacturing planning, scheduling and plant execution control.

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Sales & Operations Planning
  • Scenario Planning,
    KPIs & Analytics

    Performance management is integral to the solution. Correlated metrics help identify issues with accurate and timely information, choose and apply the best planning scenario and ultimately have a clear understanding of the implications of these decisions on both operational and financial KPIs. While planning, multiple what-if alternatives can be assessed taking into account variables such as promotions, inventory costs, customers' ABC classification, as well as impact on profitability and margins to always determine the best trade-offs.

  • Revenue &
    Profit

    From Profit and Loss calculations, to converting forecasts to net sales, utilising price lists/customer specific pricing and discount structures, TXT Perform supports organizations assess the real trade-off of each decision. The solution reduces complexity for users by moving to exception management with clear signals and warnings that create calls to action. TXT Perform can incorporate any mathematical measure and support different organizations with algorithms that will calculate net sales based on their business model. Data from supply planning and production is collected allowing results to be analysed at every level.

  • Risks &
    Opportunities

    TXT Perform provides the commercial teams with the tools they need to determine where decisions need to be made. Assumptions are illustrated clearly with visual dashboards showing demand by country/region, with the capability to make adjustments, see actuals, gaps, evaluate main risks & opportunities and assign to the forecast. Powerful scenarios allow users to look at the impact of a lost sale or increase in volume on the supply chain and any third parties.

Key Functionality

  • Integrated Financial Planning
  • Dynamic Scenarios
  • Root Cause Analytics
  • Microsoft Technology

The Benefits

  • Improved forecast accuracy and perfect order rates
  • Reduce overall inventories and cash to cash cycles
  • Obtain lower supply chain costs from higher resource utilization
  • Avoid islands of planning and create transparent more efficient decision making