Sales and Operations (S&OP)

Sales and Operations (S&OP) Starter Kit

S&OP - Column5Demand and supply operations are your organization's core business drivers for profitability. Column5's proprietary Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Starter Kit ensures that you're balancing and aligning them within a common demand, supply and financial plan.

The S&OP Starter Kit enables you to fast-track your organization's sales and operations planning process—leveraging the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) platform, one of today's most powerful enterprise-level planning tools. The S&OP Starter Kit methodology derives from real customer experiences: decades of SAP consulting engagements in the field and successful BPC platform implementations for our customers in a wide variety of industries.

The S&OP Starter Kit has been developed on the 7.5 platform and enhanced for v10 to deliver an integrated solution for S&OP that is fully functional, upgradable and supported for BPC customers. It includes:

  • A complete end-to-end working example for an S&OP process and scenarios
  • A template version of the Starter Kit that can be rapidly configured for customer-specific implementations.

S&OP touches all functions of an organization and represents a foundational element of successful enterprise performance. Employing the S&OP Starter Kit gives customers the assurance that they're building a strategic approach toward world-class EPM capability in a logical fashion on a common, proven platform.