Partner programs

Partner Resources 1

Referral

Referral Partner Program

Vanguard Software’s Referral Partner program is ideal for consultants and businesses providing technology advice and recommendations. We pay a one-time referral commission for new customers who purchase solutions from Vanguard Software. We understand that your reputation is on the line when you refer clients to us, so we go out of our way to ensure your client is satisfied.
Partner Resources 2

Reseller

Global Reseller Program
Vanguard Software’s Global Reseller Program is designed for organizations that provide supply-chain, management, and IT consulting and implementation services. These organizations have full sales and services capabilities and assume primary customer responsibility. Additionally, our value-added resellers (VARs) can provide ongoing maintenance and support.
Partner Resources 3

OEM

OEM Partnership
The Vanguard Software platform and capability set is ideal for OEM partnership. Through white-label arrangements, OEM partners quickly broaden, deepen, and differentiate their market offering. At the same time, they speed their time-to-market while retaining all branding and customer-relationship control. In essence, we’ve designed a flexible extension to your internal product development team.

Vanguard Global Partner Program

Vanguard Software is rapidly expanding our network of global partners. If you are looking for a local partner in any part of the world, or one that has specific domain expertise, such as SAP or Consumer Package Goods, we have a partner to refer. Our partners play a key role in helping our clients, like you, succeed.

Our partners have domain experts assisting clients around the world, transforming their businesses and implementing Vanguard Software. Our network of partners can help you identify, buy, implement, and support Vanguard solutions to best fit your needs. Our ever-growing network of best-in-class partners will bring immense value to your project.

Become a partner

Now is the time to join forces with an organization that is seeing over 100% annual growth and shaping the market for business planning. Take your business to the next level with Vanguard’s market-leading solution. Many analysts, including at Ventana Research, discuss the need for organizations to embrace predictive technologies. Vanguard is the market leader in predictive analytics and is ideally positioned to ride this wave. Want more analyst accolades? Vanguard has been a leader in the Nucleus Research report for inventory optimization for the last three years. Vanguard brings advanced analytics to business analysts with an intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

Vanguard is setting the market standard when it comes to performance with the only true mesh network cloud offering in the Integrated Business Planning space. Organizations both large and small can rest assured that our network will be available anywhere, anytime.

As a result, world-class organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, trust and rely on Vanguard Software for mission-critical forecasting, planning, and decision making. Let us make a fantastic extension to your total market offering. We’re committed to mutual success.

Partner support includes:

  • Marketing campaigns: Work with Vanguard to reach out to prospects, generate demand, and build new relationships via co-branded marketing activities and events.
  • Sales enablement: Use Vanguard materials for the latest positioning, use cases, and white papers.
  • Presales enablement: Leverage our demo assets and support to help your presales team build expertise and product knowledge.
  • Solution and sales support: Receive assistance in developing plans and forecasts for demonstrations and POCs, and co-development of solutions.
  • Partner Portal: Access sales and marketing materials to develop compelling go-to-market campaigns, accelerate your sales cycles, deal registration, and grow your business.
  • Technical support: Get support directly through your channel support team.

 

Why Vanguard Predictive Planning

Decision-Centric

Focus on improvement. Automate planning processes with a powerful AI engine, and an unlimited number of strategy choices and constraint inputs. Build advanced workflows, utilize alerts and notifications, and manage by exception.  Provide planners the most accurate and up-to-date predictions and recommendations that will result in harmonious, goal-based decision-making across all plans.

Collaborative

Leverage team wisdom in meaningful ways with Vanguard's Collaboration Hub. Broadcast messaging, system-wide searching, and hashtagging are all supported by the built-in, actionable collaboration feed.  Incorporate the team's hard-earned wisdom while staying true to the data.  Plug in key knowledge to improve forecast and planning accuracy.

Probabilistic

Remain resilient against variability with Vanguard's market-leading advanced analytics: artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and an optimization engine. Analyze various what-if scenarios with the support of Monte Carlo simulations to understand the probabilities of various outcomes, including best, average, and worst cases. Leverage knowledge of risk levels for any potential future scenario, and turn uncertainty into profit.

Unified

Enable end-to-end visibility and alignment. Stop running jobs; stop importing or connecting data from module to module. At the heart of Vanguard Predictive Planning is our Unified High-Performance In-Memory Object (UHIO) database, which supports a unified data model across all plans. Watch a change to the sales forecast impact the demand, supply, capacity, production and financial plans in real-time.  Empower unified forecasting, planning, and decision-making across the entire organization.

Featured case studies

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increase in inventory utilization

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improvement in forecast accuracy

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reduction in inventory spending

Proven performance

Billion dollars in total value of forecasts managed using Vanguard

Countries where our product creates value wordwide

Customers from small and medium businesses to global industry leaders

Automate your supply chain planning

With Vanguard 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 the true end-to-end implications of any sales forecast or demand change in real-time.

Results

“Billions [of dollars] in operating margin and trillions in market capitalization separate supply chain winners from losers,” according to AMR Research.


Best-in-class planners see:

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reduction in inventory

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stronger perfect order fulfillment

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shorter cash to cash cycle times

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fewer stockouts 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."

 

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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