Press Releases

Feelin’ It: Skullcandy Partners with Vanguard Software Corporation

With practicality in mind, Skullcandy has designed their products to be put to the test. They were made to be dependable and available when consumers needed them the most. This is something Vanguard Software can help with. Read more here

An American Fortune 100 Corporation, One of the Largest Construction Equipment Manufacturers, Signs with Vanguard Software

By dominating the global market of their industry, our client prides itself on being an open innovation company. Read more here

Vanguard Software Welcomes Leading Global Provider of Innovative Solutions for the Outdoors

Thriving on innovation, our newest client to join Vanguard Predictive Planning develops new and exciting products and technologies to improve overall performance, productivity, and efficiency in outdoor environment care. Read more here

Vanguard Software signs Traeger Grills

As the industry expanded rapidly, Traeger needed a way to continue the digital transformation of their supply chain. Read more here

Vanguard Software Exhibits at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019

Vanguard Software will be exhibiting at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ on May 14-16, 2019. Stop by booth #104 to see the latest developments in advanced analytics for supply chains. Read more here

Vanguard Software Exhibits at IBF New Orleans 2019

Vanguard will be on hand to demonstrate the latest developments in Vanguard Predictive Planning. Read more here

Placon Takes Packaging to the Next Level with Vanguard Software

Vanguard Software has signed one of the largest vertically integrated designers, thermoformers, and injection modelers of light gauge rigid plastic packaging. Read more here

Vanguard Welcomes a Revolutionary Health and Wellness Company

By utilizing Vanguard Predictive Planning, the company will be able to forecast the demand of their various tests across all of their sales channels. Read more here

Vanguard Software to Speak at APICS Triangle Chapter About IBP

The APICS Triangle Chapter is hosting a professional development meeting on March 12th, 2019, from 6-8pm at the Archie K. Davis Center. Read more here

Vanguard Software Names Neal Goffman Chief Operating Officer

Vanguard Software, industry-leading IBP platform solution provider, today announced the promotion of Neal Goffman to Chief Operating Officer. Read more here

Vanguard Software Signs with National Sporting Goods Company

Vanguard’s new sporting goods client plans to implement Vanguard Predictive Planning for use with their entire line of privately labeled apparel and accessories. Read more here

Vanguard Software Announces 97% Growth for 2018

Key strategic wins and channel expansion contribute to explosive sales. Read more here

MonarchFx, a Tompkins International Company, Partners with Vanguard Software

MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, has partnered with Vanguard Software, an internationally recognized leader in supply chain planning software solutions. Read more here

Vanguard Software Welcomes New Client Country Malt

Country Malt has taken the first step towards integrating their current Financial and Supply Chain Planning tools with Vanguard Predictive Planning. Read more here

Vanguard Software to Exhibit at IBF Best Practices Conference

Vanguard Software plans to exhibit at IBF flagship event of the year, Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP: Best Practices Conference in Orlando, FL. Read more here

Vanguard Software Exhibits at APICS 2018

Vanguard Software is exhibiting at the upcoming APICS 2018 supply chain conference in Chicago, Illinois. Read more here

Vanguard Software Announces Triple Digit Growth, AGAIN!

Key strategic wins, platform enhancements, and continued global growth contribute to explosive sales. Read more here

Vanguard Software Sponsors NASCES18

Vanguard Software is sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, organized by Executive Platforms Inc. Read more here

Adore Me Chooses Vanguard Software for Sales Forecasting, Demand Planning

The New York-based disruptive e-commerce startup is now investing in Vanguard's advanced-analytics forecasting and planning capabilities to optimize operational and marketplace planning. Read more here

Supply Chain Practice and Vanguard Software Sign Partnership

Supply Chain Practice adds Vanguard IBP, Vanguard Software’s flagship cloud platform for Supply Chain planning solutions, to its portfolio. Read more here

Vanguard Software Attends 2018 Best of the Best

Celebrating 11 years of gathering the brightest minds in the industry, APICS and the Institute of Business Forecasting Planning (IBF) are hosting The Best of the Best S&OP Conference from June 14-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Read more here

Supply Chain Industry Thought Leader Gives Thoughts on Vanguard Software

Bob Ferrari explains how Vanguard is one of the best-kept secrets in the contiguous areas of supply chain management planning, simulation, and advanced analytics capabilities in a recent blog post. Learn more here

Vanguard Software Announces Record Triple Digit Growth for Q1 2017

Expansion into manufacturing, government, and food and beverage sectors, plus a growing partner channel, accelerate global adoption. Read more here

Vanguard Software Signs Oracle Platinum Partner as Value Added Reseller

With NexInfo, Vanguard Software gains a supply chain consultancy with proven success serving Fortune 100 companies. Read more here

Nixon Selects Vanguard Software for Global Demand and Supply Planning

The watch and accessories maker says Vanguard Software combines out-of-the-box forecasting and planning capability with best-in-market process customization for global demand planning. Read more here

Vanguard Software Brings on Event Network as Newest Retail Customer

Vanguard beat out several formidable competitors with its bid to deliver best-of-breed financial forecasting. Read more here

Vanguard Software Signs Tema, Strengthens South America Presence

New Vanguard Software reseller Tema Consulting brings a wealth of SAP implementation experience and market understanding. Read more here

Following a Record Breaking 2017, Vanguard Software’s Sales More Than Double in Q1

Vanguard Software’s steadily expanding partner network, plus continued expansion into manufacturing, distribution, and retail, are fueling growth worldwide. Read more here

Vanguard Software’s Brian Lewis to Present at IBF New Orleans

In a scheduled address, Lewis will discuss uncertainty in forecasts and plans, and how modeling and simulation can improve decisions and outcomes. Read more here

Vanguard Software to Exhibit at IBF New Orleans (April 23-25)

Vanguard will be on hand to answer questions and to explain the ways in which we continue to strengthen our unified forecasting and planning platform for S&OP, IBP, and all component processes. Read more here

i2 Decisions Partners with Vanguard Software

The IT and management consulting company strengthens leadership in analytics and global offshoring solutions with the addition of Vanguard IBP, Vanguard Software’s flagship cloud platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Signs New Canada-Based Partner, Technology Partnerz

With Technology Partnerz Ltd., Vanguard Software’s users will access new Integrated Business Planning capabilities that leverage ERP implementation experience with accessible data analytics to accelerate value improvement of sales and operations. Read more here

Vanguard Software Wins over Automotive Supplier for Demand Planning, Inventory Optimization

The vehicle accessories supplier picked Vanguard’s cloud forecasting and planning platform over numerous competing technologies. Read more here

Nucleus Research Names Vanguard Software Leader in Inventory Optimization

The market research firm cites Vanguard for top-end analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), MEIO, and multi-enterprise network capabilities. Read more here

Vanguard Software Strikes Alliance Partnership with Chainalytics

Chainalytics forges a strategic partnership with Vanguard Software to deliver unparalleled services and support to customers worldwide. Read more here

LG Hausys Division to Cut Days of Inventory, Inventory Transfers by Half

The eco-friendly maker of interior living space materials picked Vanguard Software to improve inventory management and customer service throughout North America. Read more here

Radius Systems Picks Vanguard Software to Improve Demand Forecasts, Production Plans

The U.K.-based pipes maker will replace spreadsheets and manual data manipulation with Vanguard’s forecasting platform. Read more here

Lenox Corporation: New S&OP Platform to Drop Inventory Levels by 3% to 5%

Fine-china and dishware maker says investment in Vanguard Software will have wide-ranging returns, from improved service levels to lower costs. Read more here

BuyAutoParts Eyes 10-Fold Return on S&OP Cloud Platform

Auto parts maker to amp inventory turns, service levels; gear for growth. Read more here

Tarte Cosmetics Chooses Vanguard Software for Its Global Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Platform

The fast-growing seller of makeup and skin-care products says demand and supply teams worldwide will use Vanguard’s unified cloud platform to forecast and plan the company’s entire global supply chain. Read more here

Vanguard Software Signs Established IBM Partner as Value Added Reseller

With Data Fusion Specialists, Vanguard Software gains an Enterprise Software Consultancy with decades of experience integrating top-tier enterprise systems. Read more here

Alliance Sports Group Picks Vanguard Software for Inventory Optimization

The sports and outdoor gear company has outgrown its manual demand planning and forecasting process and looks to Vanguard Software’s automated platform to improve forecast accuracy, inventory turns, and sales. Read more here

Vanguard Software Applauds 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Vanguard Software, which provides cloud-based Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and forecasting, celebrates the 2017 honorees in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. Vanguard Software is proud to have as customers several of the supply-chain organizations that made the list. Read more here

Empower Analytics Joins Vanguard Software as Value-Added Reseller

The deal expands Vanguard’s market reach while bolstering Empower’s IT consulting and implementation business with a best-in-class integrated business planning (IBP) and forecasting platform. Read more here

Blue Sky Cuts Labor-Cost Projection, Upgrades Seasonal Planning Ability with Vanguard Software

The organizational products company says Vanguard Software will improve the way it brings planners, calendars, and notebooks to market at retail stores nationwide. Read more here

Thinkmax Consulting Joins Vanguard Software as Referral Partner

The deal brings Vanguard’s platform for supply chain and IBP to Thinkmax’s Microsoft Dynamics AX customers. Read more here

LeanCor Names Vanguard Software Preferred IBP Platform

Vanguard Software gains a formidable advocate in LeanCor, whose supply-chain consulting expertise spans predictive analytics, optimization, and performance management. Read more here

Vanguard Software Adds Endeavour Solutions to Global Arsenal of Value Added Resellers

The deal expands Vanguard Software’s Asia-Pacific presence and bolsters New Zealand-based Endeavour’s technology arsenal with the best-in-market business forecasting and planning platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Slashes Forecast Prep and Reporting Time, Boosts Forecast Accuracy by 28 Percent

MicroVention had struggled to keep pace with rampant demand growth due to outdated technology and processes for forecasting demand and planning operations. Read more here

Multilingual IBP Cloud Platform

Vanguard Software Strengthens Unified Forecasting and Planning Platform with Multilingual Operability. Read more here

Blue Line Planning Adds Vanguard Software to Advanced Analytics Solution Set

The IT-integration and management consulting company bolsters leadership in predictive analytics and Integrated Business Planning with the addition of Vanguard IBP, Vanguard Software’s flagship cloud platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Releases IBP Connector for Dynamics AX and 365

Vanguard Integrated Business Planning (IBP) delivers enterprise-class forecasting and planning with unmatched setup speed, data connectivity, ease of use, and ROI for new and existing installations. Read more here

Vanguard Software Adds Monte Carlo Simulation to In-Memory IBP Platform

The cloud-based provider of business forecasting and planning solutions brings two decades of experience in Monte Carlo simulation to non-technical business users of its flagship software platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Expands Global Data Center Network

The cloud-based provider of business and forecasting solutions added four data centers in Europe, Australia and the U.S. to keep pace with increasing market demand for the Vanguard Software platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Boosts Inventory Turns by Nearly a Third for Major Pharmaceutical Maker

With Vanguard IBP, Aurobindo Pharma USA achieved rapid, simultaneous increases in both inventory utilization and business volumes, due in part to transformative improvement in forecast preparation. Read more here

Vanguard Software Brings Double-Digit Improvement in Forecast Accuracy to Health Science company

A division of a major health science company recently improved internally-developed forecasts after retesting its historical data using Vanguard Software’s forecasting and planning platform. Read more here

Vanguard Software Adds IBM Cognitive Solutions Leader to Executive Team

New executive brings specialties in cognitive solutions, analytics, and data science to sales and marketing of globally competitive platform for Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and forecasting. Read more here

Rolls-Royce selects Vanguard Software for Forecasting and Cost Modeling solution

British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has selected Vanguard Software to deliver advanced modeling and simulation software designed to help slash the cost of manufacturing engines and other aerospace products. Read more here

Gartner Names Vanguard Software for Advanced-Analytic Leadership

Vanguard Software listed in Gartner’s 2014 Who’s Who in Advanced Analytics as part of the “next frontier of opportunity” in data-driven insights and decisions. Read more here

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

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

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."

 

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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