VANGUARD IBP

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Vanguard IBP Cloud Platform

Truly integrated enterprises have learned that building sustainable customer-experiences requires the input and coordination of the entire organization. All lines of business, sales to back office, must move in concert with each other, understanding that customer success is the ultimate shared objective. Pulling this off is no easy task, but it is possible when people, process and technology are integrated. With this in mind, we’ve developed Vanguard IBP cloud platform, an integrated business planning (IBP) solution that unites all lines of business on a single platform. Vanguard IBP puts your entire enterprise in a real-time, collaborative work space. Here, advanced analytics and advanced automation join forces to deliver streamlined precision in budgeting, planning and forecasting, plus the transparency and collaboration flow for unrivaled market agility.

Global View

We define our commitment to global solutions through our investment in global capability. This includes a worldwide network of servers, extensive language support, and the ability users on our cloud platform to cut seamlessly across currencies, languages, browsers, devices, unit measures, and reporting standards, all in one version and one account. You’re people, from the far-flung sales force to other scattered and remote user communities, all contribute to and benefit from a complete view of the organization. In short, users get local server performance, work in a local language and currency, but collaborate in real-time with colleagues half way around the world working in different local preferences. The technology we use to make this possible is unique to Vanguard Software and an achievement we are proud to offer.

Global Vision – On-Premises to Pure Cloud

Vanguard Software’s IBP cloud platform is available as both a cloud and on-premises solution, depending on your specific data integration requirements. Either way, your users enjoy the same, 100-percent browser-based experience. Also, Vanguard offers server management services with the on-premises option to minimize the burden on your IT staff.

In addition to the usual advantages of cloud-based software, such as faster implementation, lower up-front costs, and lower total cost of ownership, Vanguard’s cloud option offers a higher level of performance and reliability than you are likely to achieve with any on-premise solution.

IBP cloud platform

Vanguard Software Global Data Centers

World-Class Performance

Vanguard’s cloud network consists of five data centers with sites in Frankfurt Germany, Sydney Australia, Oregon, Virginia, and North Carolina. When you log into Vanguard you are directed to the data center that provides the best performance given your location and current system loading. Any change you make on any server is replicated worldwide within seconds. This means a user in Europe can collaborate in real-time with a user in the U.S., even though they work on different servers in different data centers. Depending on your location, you could see latency times improve by up to 10X over a single, central server setup.

Unlike most Cloud systems where data is stored centrally, creating a single point of failure, our system is a true mesh network where we will be down only if all data centers are down simultaneously. If the data center nearest to you cannot be reached, you will be routed to the next best center where all of your data will be completely up-to-date. This gives us an effective availability that is as close to 100% as is technically possible.

Multiple Language Support

Vanguard Software’s IBP cloud platform supports 104 different languages, even including right-to-left reading languages and those with special character sets. What’s more, Vanguard supports all languages simultaneously in each account. This means each user in your account can choose to use the language that is most familiar to them.

Afrikaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Cebuano
Chichewa
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Frisian
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kazakh
Khmer
Korean
Kurdish (Kurmanji)
Kyrgyz
Lao
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Mongolian
Myanmar (Burmese)
Nepali
Norwegian
Pashto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Samoan
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Sesotho
Shona
Sindhi
Sinhala
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tajik
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu


 

More Than A Statistical Forecast Engine

The Vanguard IBP software platform is much more than a statistical forecast engine. It’s a complete platform that combines expert systems technology, advanced analytics, and workforce knowledge and insight for best-possible forecasting and planning.

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Sales & Operation Preview

Key Benefits Include:

  • User Customization Dashboards, navigation, data hierarchies
  • Roles & Permissions Set unique access rights to data, views, or modules
  • Intuitive Web User Interface Access on any device
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Finance Forecasting Preview

Key Benefits Include:

  • Scalability Benchmarked for 1M forecasts with grid computing and data segregation options
  • Systems Integration Import and export data via ODBC/SQ, Web Services, file read/write
  • Jobs Manager Set triggers to automate recurring tasks
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Sales Forecasting Preview

Key Benefits Include:

  • Alerts & Notifications Schedule and receive time sensitive reminders
  • Audit Trail Time and user-stamped
  • Complete IBP / S&OP Capability Choose one module or run multiple simultaneously
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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.