Vanguard Forecasting Add-on
Nail down time-series forecasting and statistical analysis. The Vanguard Forecasting Add-on provides various techniques to expose trends and patterns in sales or other historical performance data. These nuances are the basis for predicting performance. Additionally, Vanguard Forecasting’s arsenal of 21 algorithms, help wizard, and extensive data import/export features deliver unparalleled depth, ease and accuracy. This is direct feedback from global industry leaders.
Many forecasting tools feature the same basic forecast methods. Some even automate forecast-method selection. Trouble is, getting this part wrong yields unusable results. Vanguard Software leads the market in advanced software automation, particularly in selecting optimal methods and setting optimal method parameters.
Combine expert system technology with advanced analytics:
Outlier Rejection to reduce the effects of extreme events or inconsistent data
Level-Shift Detection to factor changes in underlying business conditions
In-Sample Testing to evaluate competing methods
Fourier Spectral Analysis to identify seasonal patterns and business cycles
It all happens automatically, in a fraction of a second. Let Vanguard do the math. You focus on results.
Interactive and Batch Operation
Vanguard Forecast Wizard guides you through all aspects of forecast preparation — importing historical data, defining optimal forecast methods, and preparing reports. Forecasts can run automatically (Vanguard chooses the best forecast method and parameters), semi-automatically (you choose the method and Vanguard chooses the optimal method-specific parameters), or manually (you choose the method and parameters).
Vanguard Batch Forecast Wizard prepares forecasts for thousands of items at a time with extraordinary speed and accuracy.
Data Import, Export
Vanguard supports a wide variety of methods for integrating data and business systems:
- Excel spreadsheets
- Enterprise systems
- Web applications
- Files (CSV, etc.)
Vanguard also supports Web services (WSDL / SOAP), XML read/write, and other communications functions that allow you to build custom protocols.
Vanguard applies two decades of R&D into delivering the most accurate forecasting available, hands down. Almost invariably, customers choose Vanguard Forecasting over the forecasting modules included in their enterprise planning systems (Oracle, SAP). Put simply, Vanguard delivers better results in less time and at a fraction of the cost.