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Vanguard Predictive Planning differentiators

Vanguard’s Predictive Planning is a state-of-the-art, market leading cloud based platform that enables our clients to achieve breakaway performance through probability based collaborative planning.

Whether an organization is planning within one line of business, like the supply chain; or connecting plans across all lines of business with true Integrated Business Planning, Vanguard Predictive Planning is the most scalable, flexible and user-friendly option on the market.

UHIO Db

Unified High Performance In-memory Object oriented database. Forecast millions of SKUs in an instant. No cubes or aggregations to build, no waiting for jobs to run overnight. With UHIO, users can unify all enterprise data no matter where it comes from or how large of a data set; into a single unified data store for fast planning and forecasting.

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Collaboration Hub

Keeping the right personnel in the information loop and distributing key information is what the Collaboration Hub is all about. Whether those resources are within your organization, a client or a supplier; collaboration and information sharing is proving to be essential in supply chain planning success.

Vanguard Data Integrator

One of the first concerns or questions that organizations have when looking at cloud-based planning applications is, how to get data in and out of the platform in an automated fashion. Vanguard enables organizations to put this concern at ease as included in the platform is a data integrator (ETL tool) that automates data integration both importing and exporting data.

AI/ML

Vanguard Predictive Planning leverages Artificial Intelligence in multiple aspects of the platform including forecast method selection, demand prediction and pattern detection and automation of tasks. Our team of data scientists are constantly evaluating new machine learning algorithms and applications of artificial intelligence within the platform.

Consumable Analytics

Analytics are only valuable if the end users are able to use them to improve their decision making. Our Consumable Analytics have been developed to ensure every end user of our system can achieve this goal of improved decision making. By combining both visual techniques, mash-ups and dashboards with traditional pivot tables, our analytics are truly understood by our end users.

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Mesh Network

Not all cloud infrastructures are the same. Some offer a single instance. Others offer a cold back up. Still others offer a hot sync or failover. Only Vanguard offers several servers throughout the world that sync real time. The benefit is that our end users have never seen any downtime since the MESH Network has been live, not even for fixes or patches.

Single Sign-On

Users do not want to have to remembers user IDs and Passwords for each and every system they use. With some cloud applications, that is the case. Vanguard takes the user experience very seriously and supports Single Sign-On so users do not have to remember yet one more user ID and Password.

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100+ Languages Support

Does your organization have users in non-English speaking countries? Vanguard Predictive Planning supports over 100 languages for its user interface. It is as simple as the end user selecting from a long list of languages what they prefer. Whether it is Hebrew, Spanish or French as examples, we have you covered.

Grid Computing

Most of our clients do not need the enhanced computation power that is delivered through grid computing, but is sure is nice to know that if your organization ever does need it, Vanguard Predictive Planning offers support for Grid Computing. This divides simulation tasks among several computers, giving you the processing power to run enterprise-scale simulations without supercomputing costs.

Monte Carlo Simulation

There is no dispute, running simulations are a far superior method of “what-if” planning. But for most software applications, simulations are outside the scope. And for those that can, it is a separate add-on. Not with Vanguard Predictive Planning. Monte Carlo simulation is built in with no additional jobs to run or integrations to perform.

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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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