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VANGUARD

Financial Forecasting

A Truer Picture of Where You’re Going

Just retrain your eyes on the road ahead.

Most ERP-system analytics focus on past performance. Vanguard Financial Forecasting projects the future, applying state-of-the-art technologies in forecasting, simulation, and optimization to give you truly actionable insight.

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.

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Advanced-Analytic Forecasting vs. Standard-BI Forecasting

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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, bringing various organizations into seamless collaboration for shared risk and financial management.

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

  • Intuitive interface streamlines what-if testing, data visualization, and reporting to drive home key findings.
  • Executive functionality includes instantaneous rollups of products, geographies and divisions for consolidated forecasts. Get a corporate-wide view of sales, cash flow, profit-and-loss, balance sheets, and custom reports.
  • Advanced analytics combine seasonality, product-life cycle effects, and statistically-tested assumptions for the most accurate pro forma possible.

Try all that with a spreadsheet.

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

Features

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 — highly intuitive interface, time-saving automation, dynamic reporting options (dollars, units, etc.), and minimal required software or statistics knowledge.
  • Forecast demand for products in new, growth, and mature stages.
  • Monitor a 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.