Benchmark tested, market proven

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995 to help organizations make more informed decisions. Vanguard Software has continued to push the boundaries with analytics, machine learning, statistical forecasting and artificial intelligence. By working with market leaders from the Fortune 100 to the midmarket, Vanguard Software has developed the most advanced and accurate planning solution.

Today, thousands of companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard forecasting and analytic solutions. This global presence stems from our commitment to technical innovation, customer support, and responsible management. With partners around the world and a market-leading global cloud-based mesh network, customers and analysts alike are impressed with Vanguard Software.

History

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, thousands of companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard forecasting and analytic solutions. This global presence stems from our commitment to technical innovation, customer support, and responsible management.

Vanguard creates leading technologies and bring them to market as reliable, easy-to-use, value-proven products. From the most accurate forecast benchmarks on record to the first commercial Monte Carlo simulation grid, Vanguard Software remains at the vanguard of innovation.

Technology is only part of the solution, which is why Vanguard also has an absolute commitment to customer service and corporate stability. The products and services you rely on today will evolve, without service disruption, as your needs expand. Vanguard Software has proven its worth over two decades in projects ranging from one-off decisions to mission-critical applications to new enterprise development.

Careers

Sales & Marketing

Development

Software Engineer
We are looking for experienced (5+ years) Software Engineers who want to jump in head first and become a member of a best-in-class team of developers working diligently to move our technology forward. We are an established software firm experiencing explosive growth in the predictive analytics and forecasting industry. You will be designing, developing, and delivering enterprise-level SaaS software applications. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of exceptional problem-solving skills and creativity. If you would like to grow in your career and gain personal satisfaction from helping clients achieve their goals, we want to talk with you!

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Operations

Implementation Engineer
Are you a technically minded person who enjoys helping customers solve challenging problems? Vanguard Software Corporation is looking for an implementation engineer to help deploy our forecasting and optimization solutions for our growing base of enterprise customers. As an Implementation Engineer you will work directly with best-in-class customers around the world along with our talented internal team to make it happen. You will be a technical product expert and assist customers at all stages of the implementation life cycle from customer education to technical deployments and complex solution integrations. You will be hands-on with our web technologies and will collaborate closely with our Product and Engineering teams on a daily basis.

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Business Analyst- Supply Chain SME
Are you a technically minded person who enjoys helping customers solve challenging problems? Vanguard Software Corporation is looking for a Supply Chain SME to help deploy our forecasting and optimization solutions for our growing base of enterprise customers. In this role you will work directly with best-in-class customers around the world along with our talented internal team to make it happen. You will be a technical product expert and assist customers at all stages of the implementation life cycle from requirements gathering to customer education to technical deployments and complex solution integrations. You will be hands-on with our web technologies and will collaborate closely with our Product and Engineering teams on a daily basis.

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Proven performance

billion dollars in total value of forecasts managed using Vanguard

countries where our product creates value wordwide

customers from small and medium businesses to global industry leaders

Why Vanguard Predictive Planning

Decision-Centric

Focus on improvement. Automate planning processes with a powerful AI engine, and an unlimited number of strategy choices and constraint inputs. Build advanced workflows, utilize alerts and notifications, and manage by exception.  Provide planners the most accurate and up-to-date predictions and recommendations that will result in harmonious, goal-based decision-making across all plans.

Collaborative

Leverage team wisdom in meaningful ways with Vanguard's Collaboration Hub. Broadcast messaging, system-wide searching, and hashtagging are all supported by the built-in, actionable collaboration feed.  Incorporate the team's hard-earned wisdom while staying true to the data.  Plug in key knowledge to improve forecast and planning accuracy.

Probabilistic

Remain resilient against variability with Vanguard's market-leading advanced analytics: artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and an optimization engine. Analyze various what-if scenarios with the support of Monte Carlo simulations to understand the probabilities of various outcomes, including best, average, and worst cases. Leverage knowledge of risk levels for any potential future scenario, and turn uncertainty into profit.

Unified

Enable end-to-end visibility and alignment. Stop running jobs; stop importing or connecting data from module to module. At the heart of Vanguard Predictive Planning is our Unified High-Performance In-Memory Object (UHIO) database, which supports a unified data model across all plans. Watch a change to the sales forecast impact the demand, supply, capacity, production and financial plans in real-time.  Empower unified forecasting, planning, and decision-making across the entire organization.

Featured case studies

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increase in inventory utilization

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improvement in forecast accuracy

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reduction in inventory spending

Automate your supply chain planning

With Vanguard Predictive Planning, most of the supply chain planning process can be automated through artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, a robust rules engine, and extensive workflow.

Planners are left to make potential overrides and provide oversight for exceptions. Through a unified IBP platform, organizations can now understand the true end-to-end implications of any sales forecast or demand change in real-time.

Results

“Billions [of dollars] in operating margin and trillions in market capitalization separate supply chain winners from losers,” according to AMR Research.


Best-in-class planners see:

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reduction in inventory

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stronger perfect order fulfillment

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shorter cash to cash cycle times

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fewer stockouts than competitors

Customer testimonials

Joachim Schwarzkopf MBA, PhD

Senior Portfolio Manager, Novartis – Vaccines & Diagnostics

"We are making strategic decisions that have long-term impacts on our business. Without Vanguard, we would not have the visibility and analysis we need to make the right decisions."

 

Jim Cafferty

Lead Evaluator for Winzer

“One vendor stood head and shoulders above the others through the process — Vanguard Software. Vanguard consistently worked harder and provided more tangible, high-quality data and answers to questions than any other competitor.”

Vijay Ramadoss

IT Technical & Management Expert

"Vanguard is really easy to use and allows you to quickly pull demand data to use to support the business. Vanguard’s staff is always willing to help out with any question/concern I have about the system/information. Vanguard’s onsite training was extremely beneficial to help learn the tricks of the tool."

Vijay Rama

Geoffrey Taylor

Logistics and Inventory Manager, AFT Pharmaceuticals

 

"We looked for a software which could deliver the necessary requirement for our business and allows for customization. Vanguard has that capability and proven to be a reliable software, with a good supporting team behind it."

Cameron Yee

Business Analytics Manager, Buy Auto Parts

 

"After reviewing five different forecast systems, Vanguard excelled in all our requirements. Vanguard has great visualization and interface tools to assist with Ad-hoc and strategic analysis. The ability to measure statistical forecast accuracy greatly adds merit to the competency of the system. What really sold us was the exceptional customer service support to maximize the full potential of the software."

David White

Business Intelligence Manager, Endeavour

 

"After the initial Pre Sales demonstrations to our prospects, the most common statement is not whether they wanted to go ahead, it is when should we start the trial."

Ewelina Piasecka

Demand Planning Manager, Sensata Technologies

 

"Vanguard brought massive, positive improvements to purchasing, confidence, and stock reduction. Their system helped us stabilize production. That saved us money, but it also enabled us to grow the business more sustainably. Instead of managing spikes in demand, we achieved much greater stability in production scheduling and fulfillment."

Curt Mason

Financial Analyst, Francesca's

 

"We use Vanguard to effectively create and distribute sales plans to our field leadership to help them manage their business units."

Dave Palew

Director of Supply Chain, Aurobindo Pharma USA

 

"At its core, Vanguard Forecast Server is a user-friendly forecast generator with powerful analytical tools and easy-to-read reports. As users become more adept with the system, their ability to manage and manipulate forecasts increases tremendously. The results are consistently more accurate forecasts, time and again, and better forecast accuracy leads directly to a better bottom line for our business."

Marcia Ferrill

Assistant Director, Planning and Development – Kansas Department of Transportation

 

"Vanguard's forecasting process makes us so much more effective as an agency, especially when every dollar really counts."

Patty Thompson

Sr. Accountant, SDOT

 

"South Dakota DOT had heard from another State DOT about how they forecast their cash, and because we had been looking for that type of system, we spoke with that agency and decided to inquire about getting a similar system tweaked to fit our needs."

Tim Oligmueller

Director of Business Intelligence, Keen Footwear

 

"The reason I chose Vanguard was the quality of the pre-sales support and assistance in setting up a proof of concept with our actual data. While functionality was similar between all the choices your team and immediate sales support are what closed the deal."

Chris Patterson

Demand Planning Manager, Natrol

 

"Vanguard is a premier forecasting tool for businesses of all sizes. The data flexibility, reporting tools, continuous support is why we chose Vanguard over other software solutions."

Carl Turner

Vice President of Supply Chain, Mayne Pharma

 

"Our company grew rapidly with the acquisition of a large number of products that more than doubled our sku (stock keeping units) base. We were implementing a robust Sales and Operations (S&OP) process and needed a tool to assist our team in forecasting demand. We evaluated multiple solutions and continued to return to Vanguard based on their solution and the quality of their design and support team. Since implementing Vanguard we have seen a substantial improvement in our forward looking forecast as measured by our Mean Absolute Percentage Error. We are confident we made the right selection in choosing Vanguard."

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