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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
“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:
reduction in inventory
stronger perfect order fulfillment
shorter cash to cash cycle times
fewer stockouts than competitors
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."
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."
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.”
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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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