Introducing: Forecast Pro!

Forecast Pro is proven off-the-shelf software used by organizations around the globe for creating statistically-based accurate forecasts that can be readily integrated into broader planning systems and seamlessly integrates with Preactor’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling modules! Designed specifically for business forecasters, Forecast Pro is easy-to-use yet provides state-of-the-art methods and comprehensive tools that have been more than 30 years in the making.

Automatic Statistical Forecasting

Forecast Pro’s automatic “best pick” algorithm allows you to generate accurate forecasts, even for thousands of items, in a matter of seconds and will account for seasonal patterns, trends, business cycles, promotional activity and more. If you prefer to specify the forecasting approach, Forecast Pro provides menu-based custom modeling options and a comprehensive set of diagnostic tools.

Customized Hierarchies & Multiple Units of Measure

You can forecast at any level of granularity and easily view/report aggregate data and forecasts. Forecast Pro also supports hierarchy pivoting and the ability to work with forecasts in units, dollars, and other units of measure simultaneously, allowing different parts of your team and/or organization to view the forecasts how they want to see them

Easy Forecast Adjustment & Collaboration

Forecast Pro makes it easy to collaborate with others to establish the final forecast. A robust, Excel-like grid control allows easy adjustment by percentage, increments, or by simply entering new values. Adjustments to the forecast can be made at any level in the hierarchy, and all changes are automatically reconciled. Handy comment fields make it easy to document changes, and override reports provide total transparency.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

In support of your organization’s S&OP process, you can import supplementary data into Forecast Pro ‒ such as other forecasts, current inventory, and open orders ‒ to build customized reports and graphs.

Forecast Accuracy Reporting

Forecast Pro maintains an archive of your previous forecasts (both statistically–generated and adjusted forecasts) so that you can compare and contrast previous forecasts to what actually happened. With just a quick glance at Forecast Pro’s “waterfall” reports you can zero in on what’s working and what isn’t.

Exception Reporting

Forecast Pro’s flexible exception reporting allows you to focus on areas that need your attention. The reports are easily customizable to reflect different performance metrics ‒ such as forecast vs. history or whether forecast error exceeds a pre-defined threshold – and give you a quick way to identify potential problem areas.

It’s easy for your organization to take advantage of all that Forecast Pro offers as the premier standalone forecasting solution without abandoning your existing ERP or other planning systems.

Forecast Pro can easily hook into any other systems or databases that your organization uses, freeing you from the burden of being stuck with a lackluster embedded forecasting module. With 12,000 organizations using Forecast Pro worldwide, our solution is used in conjunction with virtually every system under the sun! The forecast that you will produce with Forecast Pro can then be imported into your Preactor Advanced Planning & Scheduling modules to aid in your strategic long term planning decisions.

For more information or to request a demo, please contact Chris Brewer at chrisb@lean-scheduling.com


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