What Sets Vanguard Apart
Vanguard Server hosts, catalogues, and manages access to web applications built with Vanguard Studio™ and allows you to build decision-support apps onto your company website. Vanguard Server acts simultaneously as an Application Server, a Library Server, and a Licensing Server.
Vanguard Server is a full-function HTTP web server. In addition to hosting, Server supports:
- SSL encryption
- User Authentication
- ODBC connections
- Data compression
Server can integrate with Vanguard Load-Balancing Gateway to create high-capacity, high-availability server farms.
Share a limited number of Studio licenses among individual users. Most will find the Web interface sufficient. To interact with a model using Studio, a user may obtain a floating license for a day rather than purchase a dedicated license.
Tap other model builders for useful components and share your work accordingly.
Modeling expected profit of a new product? Link to sales and production-cost models that others have built. They can maintain their models independently. The server manages all interaction between components. It also tracks versions so you can roll-back components to a prior state at any given time. The server authenticates users, controls access, enforces policy restrictions, provides search capabilities, and offers a host of other features that maintain the integrity and usefulness of your library.
Open and control access to your models online. Share internal model structures and knowledge captured in your system with authorized users, no training is required.
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 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. Specifically, best-in-class planners see:
Reduction in inventory
Stronger perfect-order fulfillment (complete, accurate, and on time)
Shorter cash to cash cycle times
Fewer stock outs than competitors