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o9 Integrated Business Planning for Manufacturing

o9 Solutions

o9 is the premier AI platform for driving digital transformations of integrated business planning

Digital integrated business planning (IBP) and other capabilities of o9’s AI-powered integrated planning platform are helping manufacturing business unit, sales, and supply chain executives create a whole new level of agility and operational excellence, leading to millions of dollars in incremental sales & margin.

Before partnering with o9, manufacturers relied on large powerpoint decks to run the weekly / monthly planning and business performance review meetings, which were largely ineffective in answering questions that management had regarding the root causes of gaps, actions being taken to close the gaps, and financial trade-offs. The answers tended to be along the lines of “We need a few days to pull this information together”, and that inevitably meant delayed decisions.

All of this changed when they moved to o9’s AI-Powered IBP platform. By partnering with o9, these manufacturing companies gained:

Digital Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) System of Record

  • Instant visibility to gaps between plans, actuals, and forecasts by product, channel, and region
  • Instant visibility to the story and assumptions behind the numbers
  • Instant visibility to product and sales & marketing actions and initiatives to close the gap
  • Instant visibility to supply chain commits, constraints, and actions to close the gap

Live S&OP Meetings with Natural Language Querying

  • All S&OP meetings run live on the system
  • Reports easily generated on the fly using natural language querying to answer ad-hoc questions
  • What-if scenario planning capabilities to tee up and evaluate scenarios on the fly
  • Action items and tasks recorded on the system, ensuring better execution

Productivity Boost for Planning Organization & Management

  • Planning organizations focus on insights and scenarios for management, not spending time on pulling together spreadsheets and powerpoint decks
  • Management gets updates in real time and can collaborate with the organization in real time - no more waiting until the next S&OP meeting

About o9

o9 is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities. o9’s clients span a variety of industries across manufacturing and retail supply chain. All your core planning processes - whether it is driving demand, aligning demand & supply, or managing P&L, can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions and delivered seamlessly in one platform.

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