Establishing mature IBP processes can be difficult, especially for larger and more complex manufacturers. While many factors contribute to this difficulty, the primary one has been the absence of technologies that fully support it.
What’s changing is what's called IBP platforms—technologies that combine enterprise performance management and sales and operations planning to provide incremental capabilities that neither provides individually. In so doing, IBP platforms address long-standing challenges that financial and operational professionals have struggled to overcome. The result: opportunities for step change improvements to how manufacturers plan, manage and govern their business.
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