The Vanguard System™ offers many benefits and
- Collaboration: Many individuals
simultaneously contribute to a planning and
analysis effort. Like building blocks, easily
combine their knowledge, assumptions, and
historical data into complete models.
- Scalable: A small group or many
departments, Vanguard supports planning and
analysis activities of any size.
- Go beyond data: When historical
data is scarce, Vanguard knows how to interpret
your management estimates, assumptions, and
- Complete visibility: Vanguard
evaluates all possible outcomes and determines
the likelihood of each outcome occurring.
- Fully quantified impacts:
Vanguard fully quantifies the financial and
operational impacts of decisions at all levels of
- Very fast simulations: Run
simulations 1,500 times faster than spreadsheets!
With Vanguard's cutting-edge Grid Computing
technology, there is virtually no limit to how
fast you can get your results.
- Roll up / Drill down: Roll-up
your analysis to see the high-level impacts or
drill down into specific areas of the business
for greater detail and understanding.
- What-if and Sensitivity Analysis: Try
your own scenarios or let Vanguard show you which
factors impact your decisions the most.
- Multiple timeframes:
Automatically combine models built with different
timeframes such as months, quarters, years - in
fact, any timeframe!
- Multiple currencies: Work with
multiple currencies and report results in the
currency of your choice. Use real-time exchange
rates or corporate assumptions from Finance.
- Real-time results: Rest assured
you always have the latest results. Vanguard
automatically updates your models as changes are
made in any component.
- Open and transparent: Models are
displayed graphically and use plain English
formulas making them easy to communicate to
colleagues, management, or clients. Anyone can
quickly review assumptions, gain insight into
your results, and provide feedback.
- Reusable model library: You do
not have to re-invent the wheel with each new
planning and analysis effort. Simply search your
model library to find similar or related models
that you can update, specialize, or link to in
- Wizard-style guides: Vanguard
walks you through each step of the different
modeling processes such as creating forecasts,
building decision trees, or importing data.
- Easy-to-use templates: Build
intuitive templates, such as forecast templates,
that can be updated locally or over the Web.
Ensure consistency across your organization.
- Instant Web reports: With a few
clicks, Vanguard turns models into interactive
Web reports. Access your models anytime from
anywhere, distribute your results to everyone who
needs them, and exercise the models in real time.
- Version control: Track who made
changes to your models and roll-back assumptions
to any date and time.
- Tight security: Vanguard allows
you to control who has access to sensitive
information. You can build complete models
- Quality control: Vanguard
automatically handles the intricate complexities
of combining models when they are built by people
in different countries using different
currencies, different time scales, and different
- Easy integration: Vanguard
integrates directly with your existing business
systems such as databases, enterprise
applications, and even spreadsheets.
- Automate routine analysis: Eliminate
time-consuming model set-ups and, with a few
clicks, let Vanguard automate routine analysis.
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