Vanguard Predictive Planning™ for Finance
What Sets Vanguard Apart
Cash Flow Forecasting Software
Vanguard Cash Flow Forecasting software is an enterprise planning tool that integrates your workflow and data systems to deliver fast, accurate cash-flow forecasts.
Why Vanguard Cash Flow Forecasting
Vanguard Cash Flow Forecasting leverages financial science with software automation so you can focus on strategy and growth. Advanced-analytic capabilities factor seasonality, product lifecycle effects, and statistically-tested inputs. Expert automation and user-centric design ensure optimal forecast methodology, visual display, and exportability. Web-based connectivity keeps you face-to-face with people and progress points as they stream.
No matter the complexity of your landscape, Vanguard is designed to leverage your people with real-time intelligence sharing for exceptional cash-flow transparency and up-to-the-minute planning. That’s breakthrough capability – across your desktop or in the palm of your hand.
Quantum Leap Spreadsheets
Our web architecture updates project data across distributed environments with real-time adjustments for inflation, seasonality, and other factors. Forecast calculations take seconds and post automatically on a secure web interface for instant review and reporting. Continually rolling knowledge speeds up responsiveness and your ability to balance liquidity needs with investment opportunity:
- Working cash: Make better use of financial markets such as optimally-termed interest accounts that meet liquidity requirements and generate marginal returns.
- Strategic capital: Invest in new projects, products, or enterprises with sharper timing and truer calculations around risk and reward.
Vanguard is geared to enhance all facets of enterprise-scale capital management, from resource allocation to project funding and scheduling. The primary result is a shift in your focus from process management to top-line and bottom-line goal-seeking.
Government cash flow forecasting
Government Cash Flow Forecasting is enterprise software built to give Departments of Transportation (DOT) and other state agencies the edge in budgeting, planning, and resource efficiency.
“Billions [of dollars] in operating margin and trillions in market capitalization separate supply chain winners from losers,” according to AMR Research. With Vanguard Predictive Planning™, best-in-class planners see:
Reduction in inventory
Increase in perfect-order fulfillment (complete, accurate, and on time)
Shorter cash-to-cash cycle times
Fewer stock-outs than competitors
What our clients have to say
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."
Director, Enterprise Applications and Integrations
"Vanguard has enabled Skullcandy to be more automated and calculated with our Demand Planning. The usability and thorough on-boarding and configuration process offered by Vanguard enabled us to completely migrate from our historical software very quickly"
Director of Demand Planning at Traeger Grills
“Our team selected Vanguard Software because we believe they are the best solution for our current demand planning needs and future supply planning needs.”
CEO, Buy Auto Parts
"From the first time we loaded our data into Vanguard, we've been happy with the results. Between heightening our understanding of sales cycle curves, the immense flexibility, and responsiveness of the platform, and providing a single view of all items and categories, we've had a very positive experience."
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.”
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Develop multiple financial-plan alternatives to compare to each other and to actuals to raise confidence and drive optimal business decisions
What-if scenario planning
Test thousands of scenarios in an instant to understand the impact of any change on the financial plan
Advanced reporting and analytics
Leverage easy-to-access, easy-to-use, pre-built financial reports and custom reporting features
Leverage two-decades of experience in best-of-the-best industry practice, including for use-case-specific applications, such as cash flow forecasting
Enable workflows with business rules, alerts, and more to automate budget development and review processes
Enable enterprise-wide collaboration and review with role-based access and permissions, version control, and full audit history
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