A majority of sales and operations planning (S&OP) professionals, regardless of industry, say that technology is extremely or very critical to their S&OP process. APQC research finds that many organizations intend to increase spending on S&OP tools, but they must still overcome barriers such as lack of consensus or budgetary constraints. APQC recommends that companies develop and gain buy-in for a robust S&OP process, and then adopt the necessary tools.
The infographic presents the tools that organizations have widely implemented, as well as their corresponding advantages. It also mentions key barriers organizations face in adopting S&OP technologies.