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I-Plan® grows its partner network by announcing a new regional partnership between Forecast IT and I-Plan®

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I-Plan® grows its partner network by announcing a new regional partnership between Forecast IT and I-Plan® – the industry leading Integrated Business Planning solution from Trading Science Ltd.

I-Plan® has chosen ForecastIT to accelerate the growth of the integrated business planning and S&OP market in Portugal. ForecastIT is a Portuguese company operating in the Information systems sector, implementing services across a range of IT solutions including Oracle and Sage ERP. The company boasts a highly qualified, motivated and customer-oriented team, constantly innovating in their business sector to enhance their services in co-operation with their customers. ForecastIT is headquartered in Lisbon and operates across the whole of Portugal.

I-Plan® is a cloud-based software tool for Integrated Business Planning including demand forecasting, profitability-based supply network planning, production planning and inventory optimization. I-Plan® makes it possible to forecast market demand with far greater accuracy, schedule production more efficiently, control inventories more tightly and give executives the information they need to increase profitability while following strategic goals.

2019 04 29 103403“We are pleased to add I-Plan® as a best of breed demand and supply planning solution to complement the existing ERP solutions we are delivering. Ultimately, the goal is to help our customers perform better in their businesses. With synergies working together with I-Plan® in our region makes much sense to join forces to create value and improve customer collaboration models to support their businesses." say both Nuno Santos and Filipe Dantas, managing partners of ForecastIT.

The I-Plan® team has extensive experience delivering solutions globally to manufacturing companies of all sizes. Our products are serving major organizations in industry sectors including paper, packaging, nonwovens, tissue and steel. It is more than suitable also for many other industries, for instance food and beverage. Working in harmony with existing ERP and production systems, I-Plan® adds a layer of sophistication and insight that leads managers and planners directly to substantial efficiency improvements, cost reductions and overall profit increase.

The I-Plan® team includes the network of partners and project support staff based largely in Europe with a head office at the University of Warwick Science Park in England. The I-Plan® team is also committed to key delivery partners in the North American and Asia Pacific regions.

2019 04 29 103438"Through this co-operation and the complementary local know-how of ForecastIT, it will be possible to improve customers' tactical planning processes. With I-Plan® the customer sales process and the production planning process can be fluently integrated to execution and further for the customers' advantage. This opportunity provides benefit for new and existing ForecastIT customers that could not be equalled by the I-Plan® team operating independently in the region." says Alan Cheesbrough, founder of I- Plan® and CEO of Trading Science.

For more information, please contact:

Filipe Dantas, Sales Director, Forecast IT, tel. +351 210 733 442,  filipe.dantas@forecastit.pt

Jari Kaukiainen, Director Business Development, I-Plan, tel. +358 40 582 0218,  jari.kaukiainen@trading- science.com

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