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Forecast Server™ for Sales Forecasting

Sales Forecasting Software Image Sales forecasting software that predicts product demand for use in operational and financial planning. Easily combine automation, analytics, and insights from the sales team. Integrates with your existing ERP systems.
Top Forecasting Software With over 18 years of R&D into our forecasting technology, Vanguard produces the most accurate forecasts of any company in widely used benchmarks.

After working with hundreds of companies over eighteen years, we have found that sales forecasting effectiveness requires three factors:

  1. Communication
  2. Easy Workflows
  3. Advanced Analytics

Many solutions focus on analytics alone, but avoid the far more challenging questions of communication and workflow. Companies open themselves up to risk if key players cannot share information easily. Their sales forecasts aren’t accurate if they don’t include promotions, cannibalization, competitor actions, product phase-outs, etc. That’s why Forecast Server doesn’t stop at automating forecasts with advanced analytics.

Forecast Server brings your team together with a single forecast and communication tools. The server-based architecture makes the following possible:

  • Complete integration with data systems. Forecast Server automatically pulls historical data from your systems to produce statistical forecasts. This reduces labor and eliminates manual errors and version control issues. Because data pulls are continuous, you never work with stale data. When forecasts are complete, you can push them into your existing ERP system.
  • Automate your workflow. Our sales forecasting software molds to your business practices for fast user adoption. Our staff works with you to include reports that reflect your current reporting and labeling.
  • Easy inclusion of staff insight. Never lose an opportunity to include insider knowledge ever again. Our easy-to-use web interface enables you to involve more people in the forecasting process, promoting detail and buy-in. Staff can add their contributions from any web browser on any device. All users work on the same overall forecast, reducing confusion. It’s easy to alter assumptions, view exceptions, review sales drivers, propose changes, build reports, and create what-if scenarios. Automatic forecasting options mean the software requires minimal training and no statistics experience.
  • Transparent forecast management. Managers can assign individuals or groups responsibility for assumptions, groups, families, SKUs, etc. Our sales forecasting software documents who made changes, when, where, and why for absolute transparency. Never wonder about how your organization arrived at a particular forecast ever again.
  • Processing power. Forecasts aren’t limited by your desktop’s computing power. Thanks to the server architecture, you can handle a virtually unlimited number of products and services. You can also view information quickly. Group and re-group products by SKU, family, group, warehouse, or any other category to see different roll-ups, instantly. Thousands of calculations occur with each click, but your staff will sense no delay.

Other Business Benefits

  • Unify your forecasts; everyone works from the same forecast, improving buy-in and eliminating confusion.
  • Capture all sales drivers through analysis of trends, seasonality, business cycles, promotions, product supersessions, competitor actions, macro factors, and other effects.
  • Use automation to reduce the cost of producing forecasts and increase reliability.
  • Eliminate user errors common in spreadsheet-based forecasting processes.
  • Leverage Vanguard’s easy-to-use interface to involve more people in the forecasting process, increasing detail and buy-in.
  • Gain greater insight into sales drivers, risks, and opportunities.

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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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