Intelligent Content Management System

What Sets Us Apart

Automation without Programming

Vanguard CMS is a web-based expert system development tool for non-programmers.

CMS applications guide customers or employees through complex decision-making processes using intelligent Q&A sessions. These core software applications can improve the operational efficiency of key business processes while delivering dynamic support to customers. Build and stylize your applications. Let CMS handle the logic of end-user interaction. Build CMS applications using a visual editor. The system auto-generates all of the HTML needed to display your application in a Web browser.

Example use cases include:

  • Troubleshooting: diagnose problems quickly and provide expert solutions.
  • Product Selection: determine the best product to suit your customer needs.
  • Call Center and Sales Scripting: reduce training costs and improve service consistency.
  • Decision Support: automate and streamline common business decisions.
  • Online Advice: deliver customized info for individual users.
  • Application Processing: that plus automated feedback.

How CMS Benefits Your Business

Automating business processes leads to improved quality, reliability, efficiency, and overall business performance. Vanguard CMS is unique in providing the following business benefits:

  • Opens development to everyone. Since Vanguard CMS does not require any programming knowledge, anyone in your organization can automate their routine business processes and decisions.
  • Takes development global. CMS lets multiple contributors located anywhere in the world collaborate on an application in real time using only their Web browsers.
  • Organizes and protects development. Collaboration and version control are managed with each CMS user account. You can create CMS-specific user accounts or CMS can integrate with Active Directory to leverage your current infrastructure.
  • Provides instant support anywhere, anytime. Because the applications are automated and always available, they can be run by customers or employees anywhere in the world, at any time, using only a Web browser.
  • Helps you to improve its performance. Usage statistics that help you to improve a CMS application’s usability are recorded for each customer that uses the application. These statistics are displayed in separate and comprehensive reports that include a detailed analysis. In addition, CMS supports remote and real-time monitoring of user activity.
  • Extends your current systems. Vanguard CMS integrates and synchronizes with your databases and other applications to apply your business process rules to their data in real time and generate detailed reports.
  • Supports enterprise-scale solutions. CMS can support enterprise-scale application development and hosting scenarios. As a component of Vanguard’s Knowledge Automation System, CMS employs grid-computing and supports both dedicated grids and grids composed of distributed individual computers.

Why CMS is Easy to Use

Vanguard CMS makes it easy for anyone to build applications using its simple interface and intuitive system technology.

  • Develop CMS applications using a visual editor much like word processing software. This ease-of-use makes application development available to employees with no programming knowledge.
  • Format every aspect of your application, and let CMS automatically generate all of the HTML required to display your application in a Web browser.
  • Enter your questions in any order. CMS decides which questions to ask, and when, based on user responses.
  • Replicate your company’s Web site look easily using Vanguard CMS’s Style Wizard.

Featured resources

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Advanced Analytic Forecasting
 

Case study

Aurobindo saw a 99% increase in inventory utilization

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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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