Steelwedge Named an IDC MarketScape Leader for Demand Sensing and Planning

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a leader in the newly published report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain Demand Sensing and Planning Vendor Assessment.”

This IDC MarketScape concentrates on demand sensing and forecasting applications expressly targeted for manufacturing markets, including functionality to support the entire demand planning process, which incorporates demand aggregation and analytics, demand modeling, demand sensing, demand signal repository, and what-if scenario planning.

The IDC vendor assessment states that Steelwedge was among the highest ranked in capabilities scoring and was one of “the vendors that were notable in portfolio strategy and portfolio benefits delivered.” IDC also recognized Steelwedge as being notable in the innovation category for “significant, ongoing investments in product enhancements and support for new technologies.”

“Our positioning as a leader in the IDC MarketScape for demand sensing and planning is a testament to Steelwedge customers’ use of our cloud-based solutions for delivering agile and powerful collaborative demand planning,” said Glen Margolis, Steelwedge CEO. “Manufacturing companies worldwide are increasingly turning to Steelwedge to help them dramatically improve their planning processes—from demand planning to S&OP to advanced integrated business planning.”

According to Simon Ellis, practice director, IDC Manufacturing Insights, “In the supply chain, demand sensing and planning is perhaps the critical business process to allow manufacturers to better align their operations to expected future demand and to the changes in that demand. A handful of key vendors, highlighted in this report, provide outstanding demand planning tools that have enabled these manufacturers to keep pace with growing levels of demand volatility and complexity.”

About Steelwedge: Steelwedge Software is the leading Integrated Business Planning (IBP) 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 modeling 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


Lauren Bossers


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