MetroPCS Selects Steelwedge for Forecasting Analytics & Modeling Solution

Top Quote Steelwedge announced today that MetroPCS Communications, Inc. has gone live with its cloud-based Integrated Business Planning solution. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 17, 2012 - Steelwedge announced today that MetroPCS Communications, Inc. has gone live with its cloud-based Integrated Business Planning solution.

    MetroPCS, the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States, powers its fast-moving business with robust, real-time data that helps it move as nimbly as possible. In a market where phones and smartphones have a short shelf life and operating systems and wireless standards continue to evolve, MetroPCS optimizes its business at every juncture to enable it to thrive amidst industry change. The company chose Steelwedge to help it extend that agility to its handset supply chain planning to more accurately predict procurement requirements and handset sales.

    MetroPCS is leveraging Steelwedge's cloud-based model to optimize collaboration across its network of regional United States markets to create a single consensus forecast. From that forecast, the company will more tightly manage it handset inventory and run scenario plans, to determine the right mix of promotions and phones by market-in step with changing conditions. Steelwedge software integrates with other backend systems at MetroPCS and pulls data on past promotions by model of phone and by markets, so the company can compare past promotion performance against forecasts to better pinpoint the right promotions at the right time.

    "The world's most agile businesses, like MetroPCS, are recognizing the power of better, more integrated business planning to provide them with resiliency in a volatile business environment," said Glen Margolis, Steelwedge CEO. "MetroPCS is helping to set the bar for what is possible with smart supply chain planning. We are delighted to be partnering with them to show the power of agility for growth, regardless of the business volatility."

    About Steelwedge
    Founded in 2000, Steelwedge is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge's cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company's business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modeling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand tradeoff decisions. Some of the world's largest companies including Sony, Applied Materials, DIRECTV, Emerson and NVIDIA trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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