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Financial Forecasting

A Truer Picture of Where You’re Going

Retrain your eyes on the road ahead after a lifetime of guessing off the rear-view mirror.

Most ERP systems focus analyses on past performance. Vanguard Financial Forecasting projects analyses to the future. Apply state-of-the-art technologies in forecasting, simulation, and optimization to give you truly actionable insight into what lies ahead.

Vanguard’s central server-based architecture delivers the capacity, speed, reliability and security you need for enterprise-level planning. Web architecture automates data management, forecasting, and reporting across distributed systems. It also lets multiple collaborators access or contribute to enterprise-level works in progress, integrating real-time knowledge feedback with real-time project data — cash-flow shifts, revised liquidity requirements, and myriad assumption changes as they occur. Advanced automation channels data through best-possible forecast methods and calculates any number of what-if scenarios, such as the opportunity costs of competing investment options. The results are sharper forecasts, conserved resources and increased profitability.

Why Vanguard Financial Forecasting

It’s one thing to automate data management and forecasting. It’s another to capture and test your financial universe in a single, unified system. Vanguard Financial Forecasting software does just that, connecting various organizations in seamless collaboration for shared risk and financial management.

It’s a lot more than cost and revenue forecasting:

  • Highly intuitive interfacing streamlines what if testing, reporting and data visualization to drive home key findings.
  • Executive functionality enables instantaneous rollups of products, geographies and divisions for consolidated forecasts – sales, cash flow, profit and loss, balance sheets, and custom reports corporate-wide.
  • Advanced analytics let you combine seasonality, product-lifecycle effects, and statistically-tested assumptions for the most accurate pro formas possible.

Try all that with a spreadsheet.

Introducing the exceptional pro forma, minus the labor and limitations of standard ERP systems.


Vanguard Financial Forecasting is part of the Vanguard Forecast Server™ product line. Forecast Server’s collaborative, web-based applications unite roles, teams and departments in achieving the most accurate forecasts in the world – bar none.

  • Synthesize inputs from multiple remote users in real time and from any device to increase detail and buy-in.
  • Run exhaustive simulations faster than any competitor.
  • Integrate outputs directly with existing ERP systems.
  • Tap source data directly to eliminate spreadsheet cut-and-paste, manual processing, errors, version confusion, and static reports.
  • Promote adoption using a highly intuitive interface, time-saving automation, dynamic reporting options (dollars, units, etc.), and minimal required software or statistics knowledge.
  • Forecast demand for new, growth, and mature products.
  • Monitor crystal-clear audit trail to easily manage user access, assumption changes, and proposals.
  • Let world-class advanced analytics determine your optimal statistical method for each forecast, or select an override to reflect foreknowledge not present in your data.
  • Monitor accuracy and forecaster performance over time.
  • Drill down through line items to reveal forecast assumptions in micro detail.
  • Roll up data for innumerable macro views. Slice and dice across products, customers, regions, etc.

The Vanguard Difference

Vanguard Software has two-decades of experience building advanced forecasting and planning systems for many of the world’s most influential and respected companies. We’re uniquely qualified to help you realize above-market returns on what we know to be unmatched business-analytics software.