Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Steelwedge, the leading provider of cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced an expansion of its global Partner Program. Backed by more than a decade of domain expertise and existing relationships with partners around the world, the expanded program provides partners with comprehensive tools, resources and support to help organizations drive efficient adoption of cloud-based S&OP. Steelwedge’s proven cloud-based platform delivers a single line of sight into sales, operations and financial information, enabling companies to achieve Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and agility in today’s volatile business climate.
IDC estimates that more than one third of all software purchases worldwide will be cloud-based services by 2014 (“What’s in the Cloud for Partners,” October 2010.) With this shift to cloud services, systems integrators and consultants are reinventing themselves in order to meet customer demand for flexibility, scalability and rapid time to value. Steelwedge helps partners become full-service solution providers and assemble customized solutions that leverage existing investments in systems, while offering new technologies and delivery models.
“Service providers not adapting to the cloud are being left behind,” said Michelle Jones, VP of Alliances, Steelwedge. “Building on our successful track record working with trusted partners, Steelwedge is turbo-charging our resources and services to help our expanded partner network take full advantage of the convergence of traditional IT and cloud services. We are committed to supporting partners as we jointly lead organizations on their IBP journey, with a clear path to profitability.”
Steelwedge offers opportunities for four types of partnerships: Channel Partners, Strategic Partners, Consulting Partners and Technology Partners. The program is supported by Steelwedge’s investment in a world-class alliances team and online resources to help partners meet the growing demand for cloud-based S&OP and IBP solutions. It includes: New Steelwedge Alliances Team: provides marketing, sales and technical training support, as well as direct access to pre-sales and consulting teams. New Partner Portal: enables full collaboration platform to support partners, with online registration and access to key resources, such as sales kits, collateral, presentations and industry resources. New Steelwedge University eLearning: offers extended e-learning platform with new partner module and courseware.
In 2013, Steelwedge has welcomed new partners across the globe like KeyOn in EMEA; Nomura Research Institute (NRI0 in Japan; and Turnswing and JBF Consulting in the United States to the Steelwedge Partner Program
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge Software is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest discrete and process manufacturing companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, MetroPCS, Monsanto and Sony, trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit http://www.steelwedge.com.