Forecast Server, by Vanguard, is a supply chain management tool developed for scaling enterprise companies. Retailers, distributors, engineering firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, energy companies, software companies, and various other industries can adapt the platform to fit their needs.
Key features of Forecast Server include supply chain planning and demand planning. The supply chain planning module allows users to calculate cost, profit, service level, and other KPIs in order to determine their ideal reorder levels and inventory stock. Constraint-based planning and scheduling is available to generate minimal order quantities. Replenishment reports are also included for users to analyze their demand and track orders, capacity, arrivals, and stockouts. The demand planning feature offers pivot table reporting with drag-and-drop control of reporting views. Businesses have the ability to compare forecast vs. actual, analyze gaps, and generate exceptions reports.
Forecast Server is an entirely cloud-based platform and is accessible via mobile devices and desktops.
Farhan from Microvention-Terumo
Specialty: Medical Equipment & Supplies
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Prior to Vanguard software, we have been using a massive spreadsheet which we populated sales data, demand forecast, production build plan/requirement manually. This task was enormous with constant corrections due to human errors. Vanguard literally put us at easy with 100% data accuracy and built-in automatic uploads with future flexibility was a plus. Our global planning process has a better reputation and we expanded vanguard training to different departments and manufacturing sites.
Very easy to use
Built in future flexibility
Customized to our company needs
Full control of our data
Free annual refresher training
Free customer support
It would be nice to have Manufacturing Execution System (MES) model.
If you ever need better predictability of customers trends, zero manual calculations, high accuracy of data, planning stability, automated planning processes
then Vanguard is your best option.
William from Allstate Insurance
Produces very accurate sales forecasting and very easy to use. Trained other folks on it and they've all picked up the process quickly.
Natalia from GoliathTech
We have used Vanguard's platform for Demand Planning for over a year now. It allows novice users to be very effective in no time at all. It is a great platform for organizations of a variety of sizes. It is very easy to use. We were live in a few weeks. Their support and services team are a pleasure to work with.
Ease of use, accuracy