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Strategic Planning

Beyond S&OP

Planning for the Long Haul

The sales and operations planning (S&OP) process traditionally focuses on the medium-term, with time horizons of 24 months being typical. To support longer-term planning – think 3-5 years – companies need additional capabilities to ensure that they meet their strategic goals. New Horizon Strategic Planning fulfills this need and is a perfect complement to our S&OP solution.

Strategic Planning

Plan for Strategic Time Horizons

Ensure Attainment of Strategic Goals with Long-Term Demand Planning

Plan demand for multiple years. Ensure you are meeting long-term corporate revenue targets and can plan capacity and your product pipeline accordingly.

Plan Long-Term Supply Needs Using Strategic Capacity Planning

Project long-term resource and labor needs. Ensure you can meet demand and cost targets.

Project Financial Needs Using CapEx Planning

Plan capital expenditures for new manufacturing lines, new facilities, new products, and other investments. Align financial resources with long-term operational goals.

Compare Alternatives with Scenario Analysis

Simulate various what-if scenarios based on different assumptions. Evaluate and compare alternative plans and pick the best one.

Plan at the Monthly, Quarterly, or Annual Level to Focus on the Big Picture

Focus on the big picture by planning at the appropriate level of detail for strategic planning. Run plans quickly and avoid getting lost in the weeds.

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Advanced Features to Fine-Tune Strategies

“New Horizon Strategic Planning lets us look at the big picture going out five years and beyond so we can evaluate growth scenarios and make sure we are making the right investments to support our long-term revenue plans.”

Finance Manager

Process Manufacturer

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Attain Long-Term Strategic Goals

New Horizon Strategic Planning goes beyond S&OP solutions by focusing on longer-term planning. With Strategic Planning, cross-functional teams can gain alignment and achieve benefits such as:

Support the strategic planning process

Align medium-term S&OP plans with longer-term strategic plans

Identify and close gaps to ensure attainment of long-term strategic goals


Engage senior management in the planning process

Built on the New Horizon Platform

Built on the New Horizon Platform

Strategic Planning is built on the New Horizon Platform, which provides a more intelligent yet simpler planning solution by taking full advantage of the latest cloud and data science technologies. The result is an intuitive user experience, faster time to value, and better plans. Planning Made Easy™.

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