Vanguard Predictive Planning for Sales
Spreadsheets and point solutions won’t cut it if your aim is to drive results at the enterprise level. Today’s marketplace requires continuous connectivity, real-time focus, and instantaneous responses to shifting demands. The solution? Vanguard Predictive Planning.
Vanguard Predictive Planning for Sales is a cloud-enabled platform that ensures your sales teams and their stakeholders are always updated, coordinated, and ready to pounce. Forecast preparation is fully automated. Accuracy is world-class. Reports are instantaneous and dynamic. Updates transmit automatically across enterprise systems. Sales plans come on time and critical information is transparent in real-time to users everywhere. In short, Vanguard Predictive Planning enables your organization to improve sales, not just report on them.
Automate Forecast Preparation, Improve Accuracy
Sales teams are experts in their product catalog, their customers, their markets. They are not experts in forecasting. Yet across industries, management expects sales teams to develop highly accurate forecasts that the rest of the company can plan around. The traditional sales forecasting processing is not only inefficient but stressful and distracting to the very people keeping the lights on.
Vanguard solves this problem with an intuitive software solution that enhances sales teams’ ability to produce highly accurate forecasts with minimal effort.
Vanguard automatically analyzes historical sales data and incorporates the trends, seasonality, and other patterns that it finds into baseline forecasts. Vanguard also creates forecasts for product launches, replacements, and phase-outs.
From any device, at any time, sales reps can quickly review these automatically prepared forecasts and easily adjust and override them based on their knowledge of customers, competitors, and market trends.
With little to no training, Vanguard instantly turns sales reps into highly accurate forecasters.
Bring Sales into the IBP / S&OP Process
Companies reach peak performance when sales, operations, and finance teams work together to forecast and plan their business. Vanguard’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) capabilities help sales teams prepare and share forecasts with other departments, reconcile gaps between plans, and build consensus.