Vanguard Software’s Product Evolution

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About Vanguard Software

For over 20 years, the Vanguard Software team has poured statistical forecasting and planning expertise into the development of what is now Vanguard Predictive Planning – our Cloud IBP Platform.

Bringing together market leading capabilities, like advanced analytics forecasting and auto-optimization of inventories, into one reliable, easy-to-use, value-proven platform; Vanguard consistently enables better forecasting, planning, and operational performance for businesses across all industries.

Vanguard Software Product Evolution

1995 – 2000’s

  • Forecasting & Planning
    • Modeling, Simulation, & Optimization
    • Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems
    • Agent-based Simulation
    • Stochastic Optimization
    • NPI Forecasting
    • Barometric Forecasting
    • Multi-Plan Support
  • Other Enhancements
    • Web Delivery
    • Cloud Computing
    • Multi-Plan Support
    • Unified Data Model
    • Object Database

2010 – 2015

  • Solution Sets
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Supply Planning
    • Financial Forecasting
    • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Other Enhancements
    • Monte Carlo Simulation


  • Predictive Planning – Cloud IBP Platform
    • Browser-based user access
    • Multi-tenancy
    • Five redundant data centers

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) minimizes risk while maximizing profit. Vanguard Predictive Planning™ enables organizations to implement an IBP initiative with support for all lines of business, quantification of risk probabilities, and auto-optimization of the plans.

Vanguard Predictive Planning is a state-of-the-art, cloud-based IBP platform that enables clients to achieve breakaway performance.  Whether an organization is planning within one line of business, like the supply chain; or connecting plans across all lines of business with true IBP, Vanguard Predictive Planning remains the most scalable, flexible and user-friendly option on the market.