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ToolsGroup Debuts as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for S&OP SOD

BOSTON, May 4, 2017 — ToolsGroup today announced that it has made its debut as a Visionary in Gartner, Inc.’s just-released Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations

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Planning Systems of Differentiation (SOD). ToolsGroup’s position is based on Gartner’s assessment of the S&OP capabilities included in the SO99+ supply chain planning platform, supported by customer references.

ToolsGroup’s single integrated data model, which gives a ‘single version of the truth’ helps planning teams continually make smart tradeoffs that optimize service levels and costs. This is why more than 40 Global manufacturers and retailers such as Aliaxis, BP Castrol, Höganäs, Lennox Industries and O2 Telefonica all rely on ToolsGroup’s S&OP capabilities.

Previously in January 2016, ToolsGroup announced that it had been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning (SCP) System of Record (SOR). ToolsGroup moved into the “Leaders” quadrant through significant improvements in both “Vision” and “Execution”.

“This decade we have seen a surge in new customers using SO99+ to support S&OP and SCP initiatives that break through the classic ‘Level 3’ stage of maturity,” commented ToolsGroup CEO Joseph Shamir. “We are helping customers solve the most pressing problem they face with S&OP today: connecting S&OP to operational execution.”

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About ToolsGroup S&OP

ToolsGroup supports all three levels of S&OP processes: strategic (sometimes called integrated business planning or IBP), tactical S&OP and operational/execution planning (sales and operations execution or S&OE). ToolsGroup S&OP capabilities are available in the latest version of SO99+ at no additional cost.