Trends Report

Vendor Landscape: Integrated Business Planning

If You're Relying On Spreadsheets For Forecasting And Planning, It's Time To Evaluate New Options

September 14th, 2016
Phoenix Zhang, null
Phoenix Zhang
With contributors:
Christopher Andrews , Bill Seguin


If your organization's primary supply chain planning tool is a spreadsheet, it's time to take a look at integrated business planning (IBP). You're likely suffering from a syndrome called "death by spreadsheet," the symptoms of which include profit loss, operational failure, and unmet customer expectations. In the past few years, sales and operations planning (S&OP) has evolved into IBP, which adds depth to traditional S&OP processes. This report gives application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals an overview of key vendors offering IBP solutions.

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