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Sales Forecasting

The Keystone to Enterprise Planning

Vanguard Sales Forecasting software helps predict demand for products and services to improve production scheduling, inventory management, logistics, and financial planning. Deploy it as a stand-alone system, or as an integrated part of your ERP system.

End users interact via an easy-to-use, web interface. Leverage real-time feedback entered directly by sales teams, marketing staff, and others with best-possible statistical forecast methods. The result is better forecasts that help decrease waste while simultaneously improving service levels, reputation, customer loyalty, and your bottom line.

Vanguard Sales Forecasting is the keystone of our advanced-analytic business applications.

Why Vanguard Sales Forecasting

There are two stages of business pain: flawed sales forecasts, and flawed everything else. By contrast, exceptional sales forecasts underpin success enterprise-wide — inventory, production, and financial management. It all rests here:

  • Seamless ERP integration outmodes disparate and offline spreadsheet docs, thus eliminating the most common human errors.
  • Web-based user access ensures market-pace agility through real-time and remote data access, management and reporting.
  • Advanced work-flow design spurs individual accountability, team productivity, input rigor, and output reliability.
  • Enterprise-scale performance quantum leaps the single-user, desktop application in capacity, speed, security and — above all — accuracy.

ROI is our endgame. Why let poor analytics sap your net returns?


Vanguard Sales Forecasting is part of the Vanguard Forecast Server Product line. Forecast Server’s collaborative, web-based applications unite roles, teams and departments in achieving the most accurate forecasts in the world – bar none.

  • Produce the best possible forecasts including trend, seasonality, business cycle, promotion, product supersession, competitor action and other effects.
  • Synthesize inputs from multiple remote users in real time and from any device to increase detail and buy-in.
  • Run exhaustive simulations faster than any competitor.
  • Integrate outputs directly with existing ERP systems.
  • Tap source data directly to eliminate spreadsheet cut-and-paste, manual processing, errors, version confusion, and static reports.
  • Promote adoption using a highly intuitive interface, time-saving automation, dynamic reporting options (dollars, units, etc.), and minimal required software or statistics knowledge.
  • Monitor crystal-clear audit trail to easily manage user access, assumption changes and proposals.
  • Let world-class advanced analytics determine your optimal statistical method for each forecast, or select an override to reflect foreknowledge not present in your data.
  • Monitor accuracy and forecaster performance over time.
  • Drill down through line items to reveal forecast assumptions in micro detail.
  • Roll up data for innumerable macro views. Slice and dice across products, customers, regions, etc.
  • Forecast demand for new, growth, and mature products.

The Vanguard Difference

Vanguard Software has two decades of experience building advanced forecasting and planning systems for many of the world’s most influential and respected companies. We’re uniquely qualified to help you realize above-market returns on what we know to be unmatched business-analytics software.