IBP and Forecasting for Dynamics AX

What Sets Us Apart

Bolster returns with advanced-analytic forecasting

Vanguard IBP and Forecasting for Microsoft Dynamics® AX delivers best-in-class demand forecasting to AX users, plus two-way integration with AX to optimize production scheduling, inventory management, logistics, and financial planning. How? Analytic automation applies the optimal forecast method, always. Detailed simulation and optimization modules adjust for strong seasonal demand, limited historical sales, and more. Advanced process design plugs the right people (i.e., foreknowledge) into the equation. IBP and Forecasting for Dynamics AX means every bit of savings that can be wrung from your processes goes straight to the bottom line.

Enterprise Scale Forecasting

IBP and Forecasting for Dynamics AX is an opportunity to deliver enterprise-class forecasting with unmatched setup speed, data connectivity, and ROI. This is true for new and existing installations. IBP and Forecasting for Dynamics AX is also remarkably easy to use.

  • Web-based user access for real-time and remote data access, management, and reporting
  • Automated forecast updating in real-time and across distributed environments
  • Seamless switch to day, week, month, quarter, year, or any forecast horizon
  • Elimination of delay and error caused by manual data collection, input, and formatting
  • Enterprise-class performance in capacity, speed, security, and accuracy

Fast, Dynamic Integration

We understand the scale and complexity of the ERP investment, and the difficulty showing a positive net return on the process. That’s why we’ve geared our solution to drive value from ERP — and in short order. It starts with a fast, low-cost implementation. It grows as exceptional forecasts drive returns enterprise-wide — inventory to production to financial planning. The result is sharper insight into product demand patterns, lower safety stock, and faster response to market changes.

  • Complete set-up in days, not weeks or months
  • Live synchronization with AX data
  • Dynamic data-push back to AX: forecasts, min-max inventory levels Multiple implementation options: AX (AOS), files, web services
  • Unlimited time-series data capability
  • Strictly adherent integration technology — Microsoft Dynamics best practices

Featured resources

White paper

Advanced analytics forecasting
 

Case study

Aurobindo saw a 99% increase in inventory utilization

White paper

Portfolio Review to Full S&OP with Cloud-Based Advanced Analytics

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."

 

Ana Rodriguez

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"

 

Brent Phillips

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.”

 

Renee Thomas Jacobs

CEO, Buy Auto Parts

"From the first time we loaded our data into Vanguard, we've been happy with the results. Between heigtening 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."

 

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."

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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