It’s our pleasure to announce that business transformation specialist, Oliver Wight EAME has formed an alliance with leading enterprise application software provider, SAP, to deliver significant innovation in the business planning arena. Combining their extensive experience, knowledge and resources, the partnership will enable companies to better serve their customers, helping those businesses to effectively execute against their strategic ambitions in this era of digital disruption.

As the originator of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) processes, Oliver Wight continues to lead the way in business transformation and will now incorporate the application of world-leading technology into its business planning methodology to tackle the challenges of today’s digitally-driven environment. Originally known for its ERP solutions, SAP’s evolution into a market leader in end-to-end enterprise application software and intelligent technologies make it the perfect partner for Oliver Wight, working together to transform the way organisations operate and solidly underpin strategy execution.

With AI and Industry 4.0 impacting the way businesses work, Oliver Wight’s IBP programme is helping organisations reimagine how they operate, giving them the capabilities to succeed in a technologically-dominated framework, with SAP providing the software solutions they need on their journey to digitisation.

Les Brookes, CEO of Oliver Wight EAME explains how the partnership transpired, “Clearly, our two businesses complement each other very well. We already have a number of shared customers who have implemented Oliver Wight’s methodology and SAP’s technology separately. Through this new partnership, our clients will be able to implement our solutions in tandem, automating world class business processes with market-leading technology to optimise business performance.”

SAP’s Business Development Manager – Digital Supply Chain, Claus Jensen agrees, highlighting the positive impact of the Oliver Wight and SAP alliance, “Having an IT only rollout leads to people not using the tool and certainly not integrating it with their process, thereby degrading the potential value the business could be achieving. Having the alignment of people, process and tools is pivotal to achieving full business potential.”

This alliance with SAP also extends to Oliver Wight Asia-Pacific.