Westmont, IL, July 12, 2013 — Silvon Software, Inc. has released Version 6.2 of its Stratum BI software suite with added functionality for collaborative planning via the Web. More than 1,800 manufacturing and distribution businesses worldwide in the Food & Beverage, CPG, Publishing, Packaging and other industries use Stratum today for operational planning, business intelligence and performance management. Included among the company’s distinguished list of clients are Brass Craft, CertainTeed, Citizen Watch, Dean Foods, Foster Grant, Greif Corporation, HarperCollins Publishers, Herr Foods, ITT, Jockey, Makita (UK), Penguin Group, Revlon (Australia), Scholastic and Sorrento Cheese.

“Stratum 6.2 illustrates our continued commitment to giving our customers flexible access to their sales and operations data and additional ways to interact with it – ultimately to help them improve performance across all areas of the business,” said Mike Hennel, president and CEO of Silvon. “No matter when or where they’re located, business users of Version 6.2 will be able to plan and budget with ease over the Internet and in a way that gives them far more freedom in how they plan and collaborate with others.”

Using the same data repository and web-based user interface that supports Silvon’s packaged business intelligence analytics, the planning functionality offered in Stratum V6.2 allows sales, operations and other business users to easily create budgets and plans and then compare them against actual sales. Plans can be seeded with historic sales results, new targets can be input with ease, and the results of forecasts generated by forecasting tools like the Stratum Forecasting application can be leveraged during the process. Once budgets are complete, Stratum’s web-based planning functionality lets users “explode” high-level plans to lower levels (or vice versa) based on historical proportions or user-defined percentages. In addition, automatic e-mail alerts can be issued to appropriate parties when plans haven’t been updated, performance-to-plan deviations have occurred, and more.

According to Hennel, the web-based collaborative planning capability of V6.2 will be mobile-enabled in Silvon’s V6.3 release, due out in August / September 2013. The upcoming V6.3 release will give users the flexibility to access and interact with their Stratum views of data on mobile devices like the iPad - further expanding the solution’s pervasiveness as an enterprise-wide business intelligence and performance management application.

About Silvon Software, Inc. – www.silvon.com
Silvon Software is a global provider of business intelligence applications for mid-market manufacturers and wholesalers. Silvon’s solutions are predicated on the fact that a better business understanding will empower the move toward an optimized supply chain. The Company’s 1,800+ clients benefit from improving business practices and profitability by leveraging analytic information on products, customers, suppliers and operational performance via on-line analytical views, performance scorecards and portal-based dashboards; automated reports; and numerous other information delivery options.

The company’s success with the Stratum solution suite has earned Silvon notable industry recognition in annual solution provider rankings published by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Food Logistics and Consumer Goods Technology magazines.

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