Predictive Planning

Monte Carlo Simulation

Monte Carlo simulations are extremely CPU-intensive. They are designed to evaluate models over thousands of iterations. Even for modestly-sized models, simulation run-times can get quite long.

Without our Grid Computing Add-on, Vanguard System can run simulations at about 60 times the speed of similar models in spreadsheets. A simulation that requires one hour in a spreadsheet takes only one minute with Vanguard. However, Vanguard System is designed to support models vastly larger than any spreadsheet can handle, including at manageable run-times.

  • Incorporate multiple sources of uncertainty into your forecast model.
  • Run simulations 100 times faster than spreadsheet add-ins — 1,500 times faster with the grid computing option
  • Automate sensitivity analysis
  • Run reports with distribution graphs and statistics
  • Utilize distribution gallery

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.


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.