E2open has not generally been known for its sales and operations planning (S&OP) capabilities. But the software provider deserves a second look for those in need of S&OP, as its product lineage for S&OP aligns with its support of end-to-end supply chain management (SCM), providing a product suite suitable for product companies that depend on collaboration with customers, suppliers, and distributors.
interchange (EDI), browser access, Excel Lite Client, and more. With a common collaborative platform, information can be shared in near real time in a one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many fashion, creating a single version of the truth for all stakeholders participating in S&OP. Step 2—Plan E2open enables planning for demand-driven supply optimization with the unique ability to match granular demand with granular, and often constrained, supply and capacity. The process begins with the demand plan,