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Sales & Operations Planning

S&OP Software

Turn Competing Objectives to Synchronized Plans

Vanguard S&OP software (Sales and Operations Planning) helps predict all facets of supply and demand to improve production scheduling, inventory management, logistics, supply-chain management, and financial planning. Our application pulls in sales, operations, marketing and finance data to synthesize integrative forecasts that update in real time across distributed systems. From raw materials to market ready products, Vanguard S&OP has the capacity to unite people and systems in shared planning processes that improve value-chain efficiency, customer service, and your bottom line.

Let us put two decades of experience in supply-chain management to work for you.

There’s “forecasting,” and then there’s forecasting. These white papers pull the real stuff out from the standard BI fare. Why Care? Because BI, CPM, and ERP need better ROI. And forecast accuracy generates greater ROI than any other IT investment. Read on to learn how, and how much.

Why Vanguard S&OP

It’s a fact. Integrated companies out-collaborate those divided in silos. So, we engineered our enterprise planning software to maximize full-scale collaboration.

Vanguard S&OP software balances advanced analytics with a workflow design that fosters communication and tracks inputs and actions. This collaborative nexus brings into shared view the oft-missed planning criteria such as promotions, cannibalizations, competitor actions, supply changes, and phase-outs. Multiple teams converge to make critical inputs and speed projects along.

In this unified system, any authorized project partner can layer historical data with suggestions or foreknowledge from his vantage in the enterprise. Critical info that once languished in silos flows straight into the work stream. No longer are forecasts based solely on history. No longer are assumptions woefully incomplete. Our goal is to help you build these bridges – digital, and human.

IBP S&OP Software

A sure way to boost profit is to boost productivity. Vanguard S&OP is your workforce marshalled together.


Vanguard S&OP 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.

  • 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.
  • Forecast demand for new, growth, and mature products.
  • 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.