New Version Advances Predictive Analytics and Cost Management Capabilities
PITTSBURGH – May 23, 2013 – SCA Technologies, the leading provider of category sourcing and cost management solutions, announced the latest release of its flagship product, SCA PlannerTM. With Version 2.2, the SCA Planner suite now offers advanced data validation, extensive what-if analysis, and enhanced data integration with leading ERP systems.
Designed to guide direct materials sourcing decisions on an operational level, SCA Planner helps food and consumer goods companies rethink their sourcing and cost management processes to overcome today’s highly volatile commodities markets. SCA Planner empowers supply chain, procurement and finance managers to sense changes in demand, commodities or supply and respond quickly to protect margins.
The new version includes more powerful what-if capabilities and reporting so customers can model the impact of changes in key business drivers such as volume, product mix, capacity and price. With these models, supply chain executives can evaluate the impact of sourcing alternative materials or sourcing from alternative suppliers, substituting products, or even postponing promotions.
“We have worked closely with key customers such as McDonald’s to deliver an enhanced solution that applies predictive analytics to supply chain operations,” said Samarth Sarthi, CEO and founder of SCA Technologies. “With Version 2.2 our customers will be able to manage demand and product volatility in a more proactive manner,” he continued.
From a data management standpoint, SCA Planner includes enhanced data integration capabilities with leading ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle. The new version also has advanced data validation to identify outliers and take corrective action. Version 2.2 is available now for all current SCA Planner customers. To learn more join the SCA webinar on Managing Food Service Margins in a Volatile Market on Wednesday June 12, 2013,
About SCA Technologies
SCA Technologies provides category sourcing and cost management solutions that help industry leaders maximize profits by better managing market, supply and demand volatility. Supply chain, procurement, finance and corporate social responsibility professionals use the unique cross-functional approach of the SCA Planner™ suite to make better decisions for billions in category spend each year. With this increased visibility they can finally evaluate market alternatives in a coordinated manner and respond quickly to changes, leading to an average reduction in the cost of goods sold by 3-5% on an annual basis. Learn more about our innovative, cloud-based solutions for the extended value chain at