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Forecast Server™ for Financial Forecasting

Financial Forecasting Software Screenshot Financial forecasting software that automates P&L, cash flow, and sales forecasts. Integrates with your existing ERP systems to produce real-time forecasts. Use Vanguard's advanced reporting features to help communicate results.
Inventory Optimization Quote When every dollar really counts, our new forecasting process has made us so much more effective as an agency.

Marcia Ferrill
Assistant Director
Planning and Development
KS Department of Transportation

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Marcia Ferrill

Forecast Server is a complete business planning system that makes it easy to prepare high-quality financial forecasts. Test business plans using what-if scenarios and real-time data. As a server-based product, Forecast Server is able to help coordinate planning activities that involve many participants and stakeholders in ways that spreadsheet-based planning processes cannot match.

What's more, by integrating state-of-the-art statistical forecasting capabilities into your planning process, you get the most reliable financial projections possible. Forecast Server makes it easy for you to forecast:

  • Revenue
  • Profit
  • Cash flow
  • Cash balance
  • Inventory
  • Staffing requirements
  • And more

Decrease your workload and get better results

Build your financial forecasts without all the cutting and pasting.

  • Complete, seamless integration with all your current systems, including spreadsheets
  • Changes that occur anywhere in your company automatically flow through all levels of your forecasts
  • Support for fixed horizon forecasts, rolling forecasts, and real-time forecasts
  • Links all current and past expenditures and revenue to forecasts

Get a single, transparent version of the truth

Always know what changes were made to your financial forecasts, when, why, and who approved them.

  • Eliminate version control problems – centralized forecasts mean you have only one version of the truth
  • All overrides and assumptions are time-stamped and documented with user name and rationale for complete transparency
  • Managers can assign ownership of assumptions to users or groups of users
  • User contributions and their impact on cash flow and all other aspects of your forecasts automatically appear
  • An online change proposal system makes it easy to share ideas, insights, and suggest improvements to forecasts

Avoid data noise and see only the information that matters

Our financial forecasting software gives you actionable views into your organization's historical data and future.

  • Automatically detect trends and patterns in your historical cash flow
  • Create and share dashboards that show only what matters most to each user. You can create dashboards that show:
    • Cash flow forecasts for allocation planning
    • OpEx and FTE forecasts for personnel planning
    • Revenue forecasts using sales data from your CRM system
    • And more…
  • Create reports on the fly with our easy click and drop tools
  • Drill down into any line item to see forecast components (sales, sales by item, sales by group or location, inventory, liabilities, taxes, EBIT, EBITDA, depreciation, etc.)

Become an agile organization that is always prepared for change

Always have the latest forecasts based on the latest data.

Traditional financial forecasts are fixed and give you a limited forecasting horizon. With Forecast Server, you will have forecasts that are automatically and continually updated so you can make smart, well-informed decisions quickly.

Your financial forecasting, and all other forecasts are made easier and faster with:

  • Web-based interface means you an access Vanguard from any device, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • Easy-to-create what-if scenarios for planning
  • Real-time updates to forecasts as data and assumptions change
  • Instant reporting to visualize and understand your forecasts

Get started now with easy implementation

Flexible integration with your current systems.

You can host Vanguard on your own servers or via the cloud (learn more). Vanguard supports a wide variety of methods for integrating with your data and it can connect to virtually any business system, such as:

  • Databases,
  • Enterprise systems (such as BI, ERP, and SCM),
  • Microsoft ExcelŽ spreadsheets,
  • Web applications, and
  • Files (such as CSV).

Vanguard also supports Web services (WSDL / SOAP), XML read/write, and other communications functions that allow you to build custom protocols.



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Create custom dashboards of the data that matters most to you. Build dashboards quickly and easily with a few clicks. Drag and drop dashboard items wherever you wish.

Forecast Server finds the best forecast method to fit your historical data automatically. You can apply a wide variety of special filters, overrides, and adjustment models.

Forecast Server builds reports on-demand to help you visualize your forecasts, understand portfolio effects, and see the impacts of hypothetical scenarios.



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