Vanguard IBP Cloud Platform
Truly integrated enterprises have learned that building sustainable customer-experiences requires the input and coordination of the entire organization. All lines of business, sales to back office, must move in concert with each other, understanding that customer success is the ultimate shared objective. Pulling this off is no easy task, but it is possible when people, process and technology integrate as one. With this in mind, we’ve developed the Vanguard IBP cloud platform, an integrated business planning (IBP) solution that unites all lines of business in a single, unified environment. Vanguard IBP puts your entire enterprise in a real-time, collaborative work space. Here, advanced analytics and advanced automation join forces to deliver streamlined precision in budgeting, planning and forecasting, plus the transparency and collaborative flow for unrivaled market agility.
We define our commitment to global solutions through our investment in global capability. This includes a worldwide network of servers, extensive language support, and the ability for users on our cloud platform to cut seamlessly across currencies, languages, browsers, devices, unit measures, and reporting standards — all in one version and one account. You’re people, from far-flung sales teams to other scattered and remote user communities, all contribute to and benefit from a complete view of the organization. In short, users get local server performance, work in a local language and currency, but collaborate in real-time with colleagues half way around the world who are working in different local preferences. The technology we use to make this possible is unique to Vanguard Software and an achievement we are proud to offer.
Global Vision – On-Premises to Pure Cloud
Vanguard Software’s IBP cloud platform is available as both a cloud and on-premises solution, depending on your specific data integration requirements. Either way, your users enjoy the same, 100-percent browser-based experience. Also, Vanguard offers server management services with the on-premises option to minimize the burden on your IT staff.
In addition to the usual advantages of cloud-based software, such as faster implementation, lower up-front costs, and lower total cost of ownership, Vanguard’s cloud option offers a higher level of performance and reliability than you are likely to achieve with any on-premise solution.
Vanguard’s cloud network consists of five data centers with sites in Frankfurt Germany, Sydney Australia, Oregon, Virginia, and North Carolina. When you log into Vanguard you are directed to the data center that provides the best performance given your location and current system loading. Any change you make on any server is replicated worldwide within seconds. This means a user in Europe can collaborate in real-time with a user in the U.S., even though they work on different servers in different data centers. Depending on your location, you could see latency times improve by up to 10X over a single, central server setup.
Unlike most Cloud systems where data is stored centrally, creating a single point of failure, our system is a true mesh network where we will be down only if all data centers are down simultaneously. If the data center nearest to you cannot be reached, you will be routed to the next best center where all of your data will be completely up-to-date. This gives us an effective availability that is as close to 100% as is technically possible.
Multiple Language Support
Vanguard Software’s IBP cloud platform supports 104 different languages, even including right-to-left reading languages and those with special character sets. What’s more, Vanguard supports all languages simultaneously in each account. This means each user in your account can choose to use the language that is most familiar to them.