PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelwedge, a provider of cloud-based planning solutions and services that inform better decision-making for global organizations, today announced the winners of the Steelwedge 2015 Envisionary Awards, honoring companies that are leveraging Integrated Business Planning (IBP) in ways that set the bar for innovation and realized value in their respective industries. The 2015 Envisionary Award winners are Monsanto (NYSE:MON); the Nissan-Europe part of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd (NASDAQOTH:NSANY) and (Tokyo:Nissan); and Radisys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS).
Each of the honored companies participates in Steelwedge’s Envisionary Community, a collective of companies committed to maximizing the value of collaborative, strategic, and operational planning. Steelwedge works closely with its Envisionary Community to develop and apply planning innovations that improve operations; advance financial performance; and better serve customers, employees and stakeholders.
The 2015 Envisionary Awards recognize the following achievements:
- Monsanto, a sustainable agriculture company, is using planning strategically to improve forecast accuracy as well as to drive decisions within demand management using predictive analytics.
- Nissan-Europe leveraged advanced supply chain planning to predict demand for the Nissan QASQAI crossover model’s success as the fastest-selling car in Europe in 2015.
- Radisys Corporation uses collaborative planning with its contract manufacturers to continuously anticipate and quickly respond to customer demand in the hyper-competitive telecommunications market.
“Monsanto, Nissan-Europe and Radisys each is advancing the discipline of planning in ways that are delivering meaningful results, both in terms of operational and financial performance as well as industry leadership,” said Pervinder Johar, Steelwedge chief executive officer. “All three companies are key collaborators with Steelwedge, and exemplify forward-thinking, results-driven organizations committed to continuous advancement through better planning,” he added.
Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. Steelwedge’s PlanStreaming cloud combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. Named a leader in the Gartner 2015 Sales and Operations Planning Magic Quadrant, Steelwedge is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. To view a copy of the report, go to 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation. Visit www.steelwedge.com.
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