INTEGRATED BUSINESS PLANNING
Leading sales & operations planning software
Centered around proprietary analytic technologies such as Pivot Forecasting® and Pivot Planning®, Netstock Integrated Business Planning (IBP) delivers unrivaled functionality, agility, and scale. Netstock IBP is a modular supply chain planning solution that provides forecasting & demand planning, inventory planning & optimization, and capacity planning.
Why integrated business planning?
Create a balanced and agile plan for your business
Make better decisions with powerful analytics and align sales, finance, procurement and operations by working off a shared sales and operations plan.
A mature and functionally complete solution for S&OP
Scalable & flexible
- Model your supply chain regardless of its scale and complexity
- Support for large volumes of items, customers, locations, and users
Fast time to benefit
- Engineered for rapid deployability
- Easily integrated and automated
- Monthly SaaS
- Progressive sales and implementation approach
Trusted by thousands of businesses globally
Core capabilities to drive smart integrated planning
Forecasting & demand management
A world-class forecasting engine enhanced with machine learning that will assess the impact of marketing and other events on expected demand. Enhanced forecasting capabilities to forecast new products, promotions, and events while factoring in seasonality and trends. Pivot Forecasting® is a unique technology enabling you to forecast at any level with mixed product, channel, customer, and geographic hierarchies.
Inventory planning & optimization
Optimize stocking levels and efficiently replenish inventories while improving customer service and cost. Netstock IBP plans inventories through multi-tiered distribution channels with multilevel formulations or bills of material and complies with ordering constraints such as MOQs, vehicle loading, lot sizes, and lot expiration dates.
Sales & operations planning
Share financial and performance goals and strategies in a single place, putting supply chain, sales, marketing, procurement, operations, and finance on the same page. Integrated sales & operations planning provides centralized visibility and purpose-built functionality to synchronize sales forecasts with inventory, procurement, operations, and finance teams.
Produce time-phased production and procurement plans and solve for optimal material-resource-time assignments. The optional Finite Capacity Planning will suggest strategic inventories when appropriate and automatically spread material requirements across resources or vendors to optimize cost and throughput, preparing your business for seasonal peaks, planned outages, or rapid growth.
What customers have to say
The planning systems changes we made with Cloud Smoothie and integrating with Oracle have enabled the business to be super flexible during these turbulent times. I can’t imagine the pandemic hitting us before when all planning was offline & disconnected. We’ve been able to completely replan our entire supply chain so quickly, and our incoming supply chain and inventories were well-positioned going into it, helping us stay strong!
Director, Global Materials & Inventory, Starkey Hearing Technologies
After a little over a year, we reduced inventories in the boxed cards product line by 65 percent, down from an average of about 2 million units to 700,000. We also maintained in-stock service levels of over 98 percent, which is important because of the demanding characteristics of many of our channels.
Senior Planner, DaySpring
Over the course of one year, we reduced lead times on key products by over 50%, improved forecast accuracy, reduced inventory by 16%, and kept customer on-time delivery at previously high levels.
Supply Chain Director, Steris Corporation
It only took about a month to switch from our ERP’s S&OP system to Cloud Smoothie, and our planning immediately became more agile. For example, it helped us identify and quantify the growing importance of Amazon’s marketplace, and we were able to make improvements in how we planned for that channel in about a week. Previously, these types of changes would have required IT prioritization and took much longer to implement. Now, we can add new key customers or channels in no time flat, and without diluting our IT resources.
Senior Supply Chain Manager, Shimano