Case studies

One of the leading auto parts distributors worldwide gained 528% ROI with Vanguard Software.

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Winzer needed an automated inventory optimization solution that could accurately forecast demand.

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A pharmaceutical company needed a solution to address large monetary investments, uncertainty, and managing a portfolio of products.

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MicroVention needed a unified, enterprise-grade solution that could reduce forecast effort, increase forecast accuracy, and streamline operations to reduce production costs and maximize sales.

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Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics needed a way to effectively manage its R&D pipeline and vaccine investment decisions.

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Learn how KDOT moved from a weeks-long, difficult forecasting process to daily, automatic forecasts.

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Aurobindo Pharma USA replaced its manual forecasting and planning process with Vanguard Software and saw markedly improved business results.

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A Midwest Department of Transportation (DOT) finds a solution to managing and forecasting cash flow and apportioning funds to projects.

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Industry sheets

As product portfolios expand, so does the need for accurate and effective demand planning and forecasting.

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As a manufacturer, your demand forecast drives it all. If your forecast is off, your entire supply chain bleeds money.

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Late stage trial failures cost billions and R&D returns have been in decline. Vanguard Predictive Planning for Pharma is the solution.

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To remain competitive, retailers must accurately forecast and plan for consumer demand.

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Food & Beverage brands, manufacturers, and distributors must optimize inventory levels to have the right product variety and amount in the right place at just the right time.

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Forecast methods that work well for finished goods are often ineffective when applied to spare parts, as demand for MRO spare parts and materials is often highly intermittent and erratic.

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Solution brochures

Vanguard S&OP enables your decision makers to easily collaborate and reach consensus on a single operating platform. 

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Inventory management software is not equipped to balance supply and demand holistically. That requires MEIO.

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Vanguard Predictive Planning for Demand Planning keeps you ahead of potential issues through maximum transparency and visibility, and improved collaboration.

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Vanguard Predictive Planning is the only truly integrated planning platform that equally supports revenue planning, headcount planning, and expense planning.

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White papers

With Vanguard Predictive Planning, companies balance existing capacity with the investment required to add more production.

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Supply chain and enterprise decision-making processes require a singular, integrated business-planning process and decision-support capability.

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Supply chain and enterprise integrated business planning requires unique coinsiderations when deploying a technology system.

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Forecasting demand for new products is difficult as they lack sales history. There are, however, tried and true statistical methods that get around this obstacle.

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A regular product portfolio review is an essential component of not only sales and operations planning, but of long-range revenue and profitability planning.

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Accurate cash flow forecasting is critical to balancing capital investment plans with liquidity needs.

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Sales forecasts are notoriously inaccurate because sales people are not forecasters. They can play a part, however, if you let them contribute what they know best.

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Business intelligence is key to understanding the present, but a far cry from the predictive power of advanced-analytic forecasting.

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Forecast accuracy, more than BI, drives efficiency gains, savings, and revenue.

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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."

 

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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