VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - SYSPRO, a provider of award-winning, best-of-breed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that it will be conducting a complimentary, live webinar for Canadian manufacturing leaders, "Debunking the Myths of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)" on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. PT / 1:00 P.M. ET.

The exclusive webinar will feature leading industry experts APICS Master Instructor, Roberta McPhail, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, PMP, and SYSPRO Product Evangelist, Steve Bassaw, who will bust through some familiar myths about Sales and Operations Planning, such as:

  • Myth: S&OP is an outdated process
  • Myth: S&OP is a complicated process to implement
  • Myth: S&OP is unnecessary if companies budget annually
  • Myth: S&OP requires special software
  • Myth: S&OP implementation requires a paid consultant

Sales & Operations Planning (or S&OP) connects corporate business planning with tactical planning-driving master scheduling and distribution planning, in order to support the business plan and meet demand. S&OP is not a new business methodology in manufacturing. However, this cross-functional planning process can often be challenging for organizations to implement successfully, given that the process requires many cross-department stakeholders to support the strategic and tactical forecast, budget and plan.

As there is little formality to the process and the technology for undertaking successful planning, there are varied approaches to implementing a Sales and Operations Planning process. This lack of standardization makes it difficult for organizations to determine where to start, and means the process can be easily derailed by common misconceptions, myths and untruths that hinder the adoption of successful formal planning strategies.

Register today for this informative webinar, designed specifically for Canadian manufacturing leaders, and learn why a formal Sales and Operations Planning process is a practical and achievable solution to equal financial reward, including:

  • Why "S&OP is Not Dead" for today's successful organizations & how to get started
  • Practical tips on "avoiding the ivory tower" scenario-ensuring organizational buy-in and on-going support
  • A roadmap for success to make plans actionable and apart of the organization's DNA
  • Insightful methods to leverage the right technology such as ERP to support the process

"It's widely accepted that most businesses plan according to an Annual Operating Plan (AOP). However, manufacturing leaders face the added challenge of planning effectively for optimal supply and demand readiness, in a complex supply chain environment, where changes are the norm and flexibility is critical for survival. Manufacturers can no longer rely on informal or ad hoc Sales and Operations Planning. Enter S&OP," according to Steve Bassaw, Product Evangelist for SYSPRO Canada. "By implementing a formal and strategic approach to connect Sales and Operations and ensure daily operations and sales forecasting are well-aligned to meet strategic business goals, manufacturing leaders are able to make the right decisions-at the right time-to grow their business, while maintaining streamlined operations and reducing waste."

The webinar is free to attend but participants must register in advance. To register for this complimentary webinar on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. PT / 1:00 P.M. ET, please visit:

Even if you can't make the live date, reserve your place today and SYSPRO Canada will send you a link to the on-demand webinar recording when it's available.


SYSPRO is one of the longest standing and largest independent, international providers of ERP systems for mid-market manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO has for more than 35 years delivered on its promise to provide thousands of its customers globally with the tools required to effectively operate and compete. Backed by a truly dedicated and professional team of employees and partners around the world, the company's ability to innovate and develop technologies based on the needs of customers is one of the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

For more information on SYSPRO Canada visit: or contact SYSPRO Canada's Head Office at Toll Free: +1 (888) 259-6666.

Discover helpful content to help you grow your business for Canadian manufacturers by visiting the SYSPRO Canada Resource Hub: and the SYSPRO Canada Blog:

Follow SYSPRO Canada on social:

All company names and products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Melanie Aizer
1.888.259.6666 Ext: 5228