Privacy Policy

Introduction

Vanguard Software Corporation (Vanguard) respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement.

Part I. Information Collection

Vanguard collects information through our Web site at several points. This information includes details about primary visitors such as: name, address, phone number, and email address.

We may also collect names and email addresses which our users divulge about other people. Vanguard does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

We collect this information through online registration forms when you request support, download trial software, purchase software, or sign up for a service. The information is collected voluntarily. To purchase software or sign up for a service, name, address, phone number and email address is mandatory. Other information we request is optional.

We employ cookies. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable Vanguard to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Our cookies have an expiration date and do not collect personally identifiable information.

Part II. Information Usage

The information collected by Vanguard will be used to improve content on our Web site and to provide pre-sales assistance to users who choose to provide personal information. Users who provide information may receive email announcements.

Registered users may receive additional announcements from us about products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

The information we collect may be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history. We do not supplement information collected at our Web site with data from other sources.

We may share data with the following third parties: resale partners, shipping companies, and credit card companies. These third parties will use the information to support your purchase of our products.

We offer links to other Web sites. Please note: When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

Our Web site offers a Wiki for exchanging models built with our software. Please be advised that information posted in this venue becomes public knowledge.

If our policy on information collection or uses changes, we will advise you by changing this document.

Part III. Problem Resolution

If problems arise, users may contact Vanguard by email at support@vanguardsw.com. We are committed to resolving disputes in a timely manner.

Part IV. Data Storage and Security

Vanguard protects user information by using SSL encryption during the transmission of secure information and by encrypting data storage files.

The content of your questionnaires and the data you collect in conducting your surveys will be treated as your proprietary information. Vanguard will not use this information for any purpose other than determining your account charges by counting the number of respondents. Vanguard will protect your information in a manner consistent with the way it protects its own proprietary information.

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With Vanguard’s Predictive Planning, most of the supply chain planning process can be automated through artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, a robust rules engine and extensive workflow. 

Planners are left to make potential overrides and provide oversight for exceptions.  Through a unified IBP platform, organizations can now understand true end to end implications of any sales forecast or demand change real time.

Results

“Billions [of dollars] in operating margin and trillions in market capitalization separate supply chain winners from losers,” according to AMR Research. Specifically, best-in-class planners see:

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Reduction in inventory

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Stronger perfect-order fulfillment (complete, accurate , and on time)

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Shorter cash to cash cycle times

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Fewer stock outs than competitors

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."

 

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."

Vijay Rama

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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