For Demand Planners and Managers

Explore the top features that enable Integrated Business Planning for Demand Planners and Managers.

Reduce bias and improve accuracy using a true baseline and incremental forecast.

  • Generate a consensus, Agreed Historical Baseline and use it to forecast the baseline;
  • Use advanced, proprietary statistical modelling to eliminate promotions from actuals – even Ex Factory;
  • Correct history using overrides and eliminate pipe fill from the start of demand;
  • Use industry standard forecast algorithms so generate a trended, seasonal forecast;
  • Manage exceptions manually with simplicity.

Make changes at any level in the hierarchies.

  • Use default model(s) and manage exceptions at varying hierarchy combinations;
  • Manage product life-cycle changes using percentages or values in any UOM;
  • Have the system compute optimal statistical parameters based on product lead time forecasting;
  • Manage the outputs to a distribution center or plant.

Collaborate with the business in real time for true Integrated Business Planning.

  • Have forecast changes impact the Consensus Business Plan in real time;
  • See changes to promotions appear in real time, and investigate their impact quickly;
  • Interact with powerful charting and analysis.

Slice quickly through the range using A’s B’s and C’s for reviews.

  • Slice through forecast reviews using Excel style slicers;
  • Save view configurations for easy recall;
  • Use automatic and manual product classifications to aid the IBP review processes.

Investigate forecast inputs and get to the root cause quickly.

  • Quickly visualise the anatomy of the forecast on screen;
  • Review changes for a forecast period based on when the change occurred;
  • Drill in for full input assessment.

Understand and report on Forecast accuracy.

  • Enjoy fixed reports such as the Pre-S&OP report;
  • Slice and dice in Excel for extensive forecast accuracy drill down.

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