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Steelwedge(R) to Host HP(R) Presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

PLEASANTON, Calif. and PHOENIX, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelwedge, the leader in cloud collaborative planning solutions, today announced that Vijay Guliam, senior director, Global Supply Chain at HP (NYSE:HPQ) will present a session at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference to be held in Phoenix May 12 – 14 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

HP’s session will be hosted by Terrie O’Hanlon, Chief Marketing Officer for Steelwedge, and will reveal how HP has united sales, finance, product, supply chain, operations and partners to protect and enhance customer satisfaction. It will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13th, in the Grand Canyon Ballroom on Level 1 of the facility.

HP's Supply Chain connects over 600 suppliers and 200 manufacturing and distribution nodes. Serving over 200,000 retail and enterprise customers, it is one of the industry's largest supply chains. The session will focus on how HP manages its supply chain planning processes to:

  • Increase responsiveness to changes in supply and demand
  • Drive innovation and change while maintaining stability
  • Enable end-to-end visibility and consistency of data across external partners as well as across a variety of internal roles, including Sales, Finance, Product, Operations and Supply Chain.

“Our customers are proving that expanding participation in active, performance-driven planning across all functions -- and across partners, channels and customers -- leads to sharper insights that translate into market advantage,” O’Hanlon said. “HP has a remarkable story to tell about how getting planning right not only improves each function individually, but also exponentially impacts what matters most: customer and ecosystem relationships that shape a company’s success.”

At the session, and each day of the conference, Steelwedge will give away an HP Stream® 8 tablet. To enter, conference attendees can meet with the Steelwedge team at booth #105 and/or attend HP’s speaking session.

The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference covers today's most pressing supply chain challenges and topics, bringing together senior supply chain leaders, analysts, and sponsors for several intensive days of presentations and discussions. Steelwedge is a platinum sponsor of the conference, and its executives will be on-hand each day for one-on-one meetings to discuss planning innovations, best practices and real-world results.

Gartner categorized Steelwedge as a leader in the April 19, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Differentiation. To view a copy of the report, go to : Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation *

About the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders and takes place in North America and Europe. The event features analysts specializing in all supply chain disciplines and offers an unrivaled resource for chief supply chain officers and their supply chain leadership teams when it comes to advice and expertise, and a platform for the informed and provocative debate that is essential to raising the bar on supply chain performance. For more information go to - http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/supply-chain/

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Steelwedge

The Steelwedge Collaborative Planning Cloud enables leading companies to profitably align demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial goals. Connecting people, processes and technology, Steelwedge helps leading brands such as HP, Lenovo, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Monsanto to optimize planning to improve performance across every role to make outcomes more predictable, mitigate risk, and profitably navigate market changes. Steelwedge’s planning solutions provide real-time decision making tools through rich analytics and powerful “what-if” scenario modeling. Visit www.steelwedge.com.

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation, Tim Payne, April 29, 2015

Todd Craig POP Influence tcraig@popinfluence.com 678-778-4730

Source: Steelwedge