International Innovation Company, in most parts of the world better known by the brand name Vacu Vin, licenses Outperform Planning for Exact. The solution will extend their Exact ERP system with an enterprise solution for Sales & Operations planning. The system covers the entire business process from sales forecasting to operations planning and execution.
“During our participation in the evaluation of the controlled releases it became clear that the system will bring us an almost immediate return. We will be able to forecast at different levels, e.g. item customer and item group level, manage the true trends in demand and ensure that the operations plan is feasible. We will be able to plan much more accurately and really concentrate on the ares where it matters, e.g. the long and not always predictable lead times from Asia” says Jaap Formsma, Manager Purchasing at IIC.
In June 2012, Outperform and Exact decided to collaborate on the theme of S&OP. “We found a lot of synergies when analysing the capabilities on either side. One early conclusion was that this S&OP solution must install in one hour and then be ready for planning. We have delivered on that mission and will keep the product focussed on S&OP and nothing else. Clients wanting more than the standard footprint can license the Wizard and Customizer, which provides them the capability to adapt the application to their specific needs. Having Vacu Vin as our first client for this offering is not a coincidence. Winners innovate and innovators win”, says Uneco de Meester, CEO of Outperform.