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Niko chooses OM Partners to enhance its Sales Forecasting Process

September 24, 2013


Niko has selected OMP Plus to make its Sales Forecasting Process more robust. The solution went live this summer and includes 2-way SAP integration, Statistical Forecasting, Promotions Management and Product Life Cycle to help forecast Niko's different business lines and distribution channels.

Thanks to Statistical Forecasting and the use of the Expert System, Niko was able to improve forecasting accuracy, while allowing users to adapt the calculated forecast manually where needed. Promotions Management is used effectively for introducing and managing promotions. Past Promotions are automatically considered as Outliers and removed from the sales history. The phasing in and out of Niko's products is managed with the help of Product Life Cycle.

Robrecht Paridaens, Group IT Director at Niko, states: "Among the abundant OMP Plus Forecasting functionality we successfully use valorization. Future prices are determined by extrapolating past sales prices into the future. The forecast is then used to prepare our S&OP meetings."


About NIKO

Niko is a Belgian company with its headquarters in Sint-Niklaas. The building houses the manufacturing departments alongside the research and development, sales and customer support departments.. Niko markets its solutions throughout Europe from branches in several European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

From these domestic and foreign branches, Niko delivers more than 5000 products and solutions for switching materials, door communication systems, lighting control and home automation systems. These are intended for both residential and professional environments as well as for residential care complexes.
Niko is the market leader in Belgium. Niko is a company in full expansion that employs more than 700 people, that has 130 million euro in equity capital and an annual turnover of more than 120 million euro.


About OM Partners

OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions to metals, plastics, floor covering, glass, paper & packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods and other industries worldwide.

OM Partners has developed into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market since its foundation in 1985.

OMP Plus is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus makes integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality.
OM Partners is headquartered in Belgium and operates offices in the USA, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Wouter Blondeel, Senior Business Development Manager
Phone: +32 3 650 22 11
E-mail: wblondeel@ompartners.com