Spiral Suite is the only industry planning and scheduling solution designed from the ground up as an integrated solution. It fully supports all supply chain work processes across large and small enterprises, bringing together feedstock data management, planning, scheduling and envelope optimization activities in a single, fully-integrated toolset. The result is a solution that better explores opportunities, reduces operational risk and shrinks the gap between plan and actual results.
All activities are supported within a single application, with a single user interface, a single source of data with version and data management control, all available through parallel desktop and web interfaces. The Spiral Suite interface is highly intuitive for beginners and experts alike, based on a drag and drop graphical flowsheet and integrated tabular views. It enables information to be shared easily between users: planners can see future scheduling constraints and schedulers can immediately assess their decisions against commercial impact and operational feasibility.
From a planning perspective, Spiral Suite helps users generate operationally realistic plans, making it easier to produce feasible and robust schedules and leading to business decisions that are simpler to understand and explain across the entire enterprise. Effectively, Spiral Suite improves planning efficiency and tightens the gap between plan and performance.
Spiral Suite supports all traditional event-based scheduling workflows and combines automated data management within a planning environment to blur the boundaries between tactical planning and scheduling. It can take any data from an event-based schedule and formulate then solve an optimization of that schedule, and gives users complete control over the degree of optimization applied in each scheduling period.
Analytics are the result of studying the work processes of planners around the world and automating them within elegant, integrated workflows within Spiral Suite to improve the scope of the analysis available. They are another industry first: a highly interactive, graphical view of the solution space that explains the results in business and operational language that everyone can understand intuitively.