ADVANCED ANALYTICS

SOLUTIONS

Business Analytics Suite™

Surpassing advantages in decision support, visual modeling and simulation.

Spreadsheets by themselves fall short of enterprise-scale modeling. But they remain effective tools when combined with an integrated and fully scalable modeling solution. That’s how we designed Business Analytics Suite, to give professional modelers surpassing advantages in decision support, visual modeling and simulation while integrating familiar tools.

Vanguard Studio

At the core of Business Analytics Suite is Vanguard Studio™, the application development environment for building models and testing long-term business strategies. Our solution does not replace spreadsheets, it picks up where they fall off, at the shift from simple, one-off analyses to enterprise-scale models. Spreadsheets are often components in our models, rolled up into high-level views. LEARN MORE.

Vanguard Server

More than an add-on, Vanguard Server transforms modeling into a collaborative, enterprise process. Publish, catalog and manage access to the applications you build (or that we build for you). Pull existing model sequences from a shared library into any work in progress. LEARN MORE. 


Why Vanguard?

Vanguard Business Analytics Suite™ brings scale and visual modeling to predictive analytics tools. Software automation completes the solution — automating forecast-model exercises to determine your optimum business plan. Get to the root of the objective. Turn data into decisions more effectively than your competitors.

Analytics

Forecasting

Extrapolate historical performance data to guide strategic planning

LEARN MORE

Decision Tree Analysis

Balance the risks and rewards of unique course of actions to determine best possible outcomes

LEARN MORE

Monte Carlo Simulation

Model uncertainty to help manage business risk. Simulate complex systems to determine the probability of potential outcomes

LEARN MORE

Optimization

Subject complex problems to business constraints to find optimal solutions

LEARN MORE

Sensitivity Analysis

Determine which assumptions drive your decisions most

General Modeling

Tackle logically complex problems and communicate your ideas clearly

Data Analysis

Pull valuable information from historical or experimental data

Web Development

Transform models into interactive web applications

LEARN MORE

Visual Modeling

The Divide and Conquer Approach to Problem-solving

Our hierarchical-tree interface takes the Divide and Conquer approach to problem-solving. That is, to solve a complex problem you simply divide it into two or more simpler components. To solve these component problems, apply the same process again, breaking them down into still finer elements. The result is a hierarchical tree.

User-defined Formulas Built for Almost any Purpose

Like spreadsheets, Vanguard trees are essentially networks of user-defined formulas built for almost any purpose. Unlike spreadsheets, Vanguard automatically constructs a diagram that matches the logical structure of your model as you go. This visual outline makes it easier for you to tackle complex, ill-structured business problems.

Intuitive Illustration of Analyses

Vanguard’s tree structure is also intuitively illustrative of analyses. Your models are outlined and inherently presentational. The root node represents the solution you seek and each branch provides increasingly detailed information about how that solution is derived. This feature makes it easy for someone who is unfamiliar with your model to quickly understand its function.

Automation

Automated Intelligence

Vanguard quantum leaps the competition in automated intelligence. A key example is forecast method selection. Our system pre-selects the optimal forecasting method (and method parameters) for your particular data. Other features that combine advanced analytics with automation include: outlier Rejection to reduce the effects of inconsistent data, level-shift Detection to account for changes in underlying business conditions, in-sample Testing to evaluate competing methods, and Fourier Spectral Analysis to identify seasonal patterns and business cycles.

Forecast Wizard

Vanguard’s Forecast Wizard guides you through all aspects of preparing a forecast. This includes importing historical data, finding the best forecast methods and preparing output reports. Forecasts can run automatically (Vanguard chooses the best forecast method and parameters), semi-automatically (you choose the method and Vanguard chooses the optimal method-specific parameters), or manually (you choose the method and parameters).

Batch Forecast Wizard

Vanguard’s Batch Forecast Wizard prepares forecasts automatically for thousands of items at a time. The Batch Forecast Wizard is both extraordinarily fast and accurate.

Components

Vanguard Studio™

Web Application Development Environment and building bloc of Vanguard application universe

LEARN MORE

Forecasting

Extrapolate historical performance data to predict and plan for the future

LEARN MORE

Optimization

Linear programming and stochastic optimization to allocate resources most efficiently

Monte Carlo Simulation

Modeling uncertainty to simulate complex systems, reveal probabilities of outcomes and help manage risk

LEARN MORE

Decision Tree Analysis

Visual and analytic decision support to map the best course of action

LEARN MORE

Web Development

Fine tune models built with studio as interactive, content-rich web resources

LEARN MORE

Vanguard Analytics In Action: A Deeper Dive

Decision Support

Apply decision tree analysis and Markov simulations to determining your best course of action.

LEARN MORE

Monte Carlo Simulation

Have your analytics tools kept pace with competitive business demands?

LEARN MORE

Modeling and Simulation

Analytic power for probative, predictive analyses. Scalability for enterprise growth. User-centric interface and architecture for maximum use and output.

LEARN MORE

Vanguard Software Applications

Our collaborative, web-based forecasting applications unite roles, teams and departments in achieving the most accurate forecasts in the world – bar none.