Vanguard Software’s Product Evolution

About Vanguard Software

For over 20 years, the Vanguard Software team has poured statistical forecasting and planning expertise into the development of what is now Vanguard Predictive Planning – our Cloud IBP Platform.

Bringing together market leading capabilities, like advanced analytics forecasting and auto-optimization of inventories, into one reliable, easy-to-use, value-proven platform; Vanguard consistently enables better forecasting, planning, and operational performance for businesses across all industries.

Vanguard Predictive Planning Overview



Vanguard Software Product Evolution

1995 – 2000’s

  • Forecasting & Planning
    • Modeling, Simulation, & Optimization
    • Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems
    • Agent-based Simulation
    • Stochastic Optimization
    • NPI Forecasting
    • Barometric Forecasting
    • Multi-Plan Support
  • Other Enhancements
    • Web Delivery
    • Cloud Computing
    • Multi-Plan Support
    • Unified Data Model
    • Object Database

2010 – 2015

  • Solution Sets
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Supply Planning
    • Financial Forecasting
    • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Other Enhancements
    • Monte Carlo Simulation


  • Predictive Planning – Cloud IBP Platform
    • Browser-based user access
    • Multi-tenancy
    • Five redundant data centers

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) minimizes risk while maximizing profit. Vanguard Predictive Planning™ enables organizations to implement an IBP initiative with support for all lines of business, quantification of risk probabilities, and auto-optimization of the plans.

Vanguard Predictive Planning is a state-of-the-art, cloud-based IBP platform that enables clients to achieve breakaway performance.  Whether an organization is planning within one line of business, like the supply chain; or connecting plans across all lines of business with true IBP, Vanguard Predictive Planning remains the most scalable, flexible and user-friendly option on the market.

Impact of Advanced Analytics Forecasting


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About Vanguard Software

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on the Vanguard Predictive Planning platform. Vanguard Software is based in Cary, North Carolina.

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