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John Galt's New and Enhanced Planning Portal Offers Enhanced Security, Analytics, and Reporting

The Atlas Planning Suite’s Web-based planning framework enables companies to become more agile, competitive and demand-driven for improved business performance.

Chicago, IL., September 16, 2006- John Galt Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of innovative software solutions for collaborative forecasting and demand planning, announces the general release of a new and enhanced version its Atlas Planning Suite™ Planning Portal Module.

The Web-based Planning Portal provides a collaborative, easy-to-use framework through which a company’s forecast and demand planning professionals can capture input from suppliers, customers, operations, sales, marketing and finance, then aggregate and analyze the data to develop a consensual “one number” sales forecast and optimized production plan.

Through the Portal, information from other Atlas Planning Suite modules can be presented enterprise-wide, making information gathering and dissemination faster and more efficient. By helping master planners create a collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) process with all stakeholders, the Planning Portal enables companies to become more agile and demand-driven, while optimizing inventory management and resource allocation.

Kai Trepte, John Galt Solutions’ Vice President of Sales and Services, notes: “We developed the new Planning Portal to give customers a more secure and accessible tool through which to interact with internal and external supply chain partners, even those in remote locations. Using the solution, our customers can gain a competitive advantage and improve business performance by responding proactively to market changes and customer needs in real time.”

Enhancements to the newly released Planning Portal include:

  • Advanced exception management capabilities and data aggregation for faster information gathering; plus enhanced detail views for deeper analytics.
  • Increased security features and controls to allow IT administrators to tailor the application to the company’s specific security requirements.
  • Globalization capabilities to enable multi-language user interface.
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Excel, as well as with installed business information systems from major ERP vendors, such as SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards, QAD, etc.

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About John Galt Solutions

Since its founding in 1996, John Galt Solutions has built a proven track record of providing affordable, automated forecasting and inventory management services for consumer-driven supply chains. We have an unmatched ability to configure tailored solutions for customers, regardless of size or business challenge, that save both time and money by compressing implementation periods and delivering intelligent information that positively impact your bottom line.

Atlas Planning Suite

John Galt's Atlas Planning Suite provides a comprehensive end-to-end supply chain planning solution to increase forecast accuracy, optimize inventory levels, and maximize supply chain performance. Key differentiators are superior value, rapid implementation, and the flexibility to support a wide range of business goals. Atlas’ modular design and extensive configurability empower customers to quickly solve their immediate challenges and grow to an end-to-end solution as their process matures. Companies across many industries use Atlas daily to optimize their supply chains and increase profits.

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