Logility, Inc., provider of collaborative supply chain optimisation and advanced retail planning solutions, has announced the availability of Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning.
Logility claims that the solution "revolutionises sales and operations planning (S&OP) and long-range strategic business planning by combining volumetric and financial analysis in one comprehensive planning platform". The native in-memory SaaS solution delivers greater global visibility, more powerful multi-scenario analysis over longer planning horizons, tighter collaborative workflow, and a wider spectrum of analytics.
According to the SCM World report, Future of the Supply Chain Survey, "Respondents with an effective Integrated Business Planning (IBP) technology platform are at least twice as likely to find every aspect of their supply chain planning more impactful." As companies strive to accelerate, enhance and optimise their business decisions, it becomes advantageous to adopt a single flexible planning and decision support system that connects both strategic and tactical planning horizons. Voyager Integrated Business Planning transforms business planning by empowering both near-term S&OP and long-range strategic and financial business planning in one solution.
"Leading companies see the ability to perform sales and operations planning and strategic business planning on a single platform as an opportunity to drive more profitable growth and ensure the company is executing daily towards common business goals," said Allan Dow, president, Logility. "Voyager Integrated Business Planning combines the facets of business planning from long-term financial and growth strategies to monthly operational decision-making in one solution. With Logility, companies are better prepared to increase profitability, improve customer service, minimize business risk, and harness new opportunities."
By modeling the global supply chain and supporting financial analysis, Voyager Integrated Business Planning replaces error-prone spreadsheets and legacy systems that are incapable of cross-functional integration. Its innovative capabilities include:
Scenarios and Simulations
Voyager Integrated Business Planning's rapid simulation capabilities enable companies to develop interactive scenarios with analysis to support demand and supply balancing, segmentation, S&OP, as well as financial and strategic planning alignment. With the ability to model the entire supply chain, the solution allows companies to proactively plan for both opportunities and challenges, be better prepared and focus resources on the activities that deliver the greatest benefit. In addition, collaborative workflows, active alerts along with interactive key performance indicators (KPIs) allow companies to quickly share and review the merits of multiple trade-offs, approve plans and track performance throughout the planning horizon.
As the pace and globalization of business accelerates, companies need instant access to systems that deliver interactivebusiness models to help evaluate changing business conditions, harness new opportunities and quickly resolve disruptions before they become a problem. By pulling data from multiple enterprise systems across the extended business, Voyager Integrated Business Planning is able to identify, alert and enable users to take advantage of business opportunities and quickly navigate around challenges.
Providing unparalleled access and visibility to data from across the organization in the context of the broader business plan, Voyager Integrated Business Planning's advanced analytics engine delivers the right information to the right people when and where they need it. From key performance indicators to comparative scenario analysis, and integration with partner and supplier information, the solution's rich visual interface brings new insights and efficiencies to executives.
Unified Data Model
Voyager Integrated Business Planning delivers real-time analysis with a unified view of volumetric and financial data. This rich set of information can be presented at multiple levels of granularity, time horizon and units allowing all departments within an organisation to develop and analyse plans that are meaningful, impactful, and align with corporate strategy. The direct tie between the tactical and strategic planning enables organisations to plan for and respond to opportunities and risks as situations unfold, eliminating the need for manual data input and manipulation, while increasing visibility.