Welcome to Forecast Pro - Software for sales forecasting, inventory planning, demand planning and collaborative planning - TRAC

By: Forecast Pro  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Business Forecasting

Forecast Pro TRAC

Forecast Pro TRAC is a comprehensive forecasting system boasting unsurpassed power and flexibility to meet a broad range of business forecasting needs—demand forecasting, team forecasting, forecasting and reporting in support of your organization’s S&OP process, and much more.

This Web page highlights the features in Forecast Pro TRAC that are NOT included in Forecast Pro Unlimited. Specifically:

  • Multiple Units of Measure
  • "Shuffling" (on-the-fly hierarchy changes)
  • Exception Reporting
  • Accuracy Tracking
  • Team Forecasting
  • Pareto Analysis (ABC Categorization)
  • Time Fences

View your forecasts any way you wish.
Forecast Pro TRAC allows you to view your data and forecasts in any units of measure you wish. A simple drop-down menu lets you instantly switch among those units of measure that are important to your business—such as dollars, units sold or pallets.

Rearrange your hierarchies.
With Forecast Pro TRAC’s powerful "shuffling" capability, you can rearrange hierarchies on the fly with just a couple of clicks. Need to generate a report showing product-level forecasts broken out by customer and then create another report showing customer-level forecasts broken out by product? No problem!

Focus on the items that need your attention and have the greatest impact.
With Forecast Pro TRAC’s flexible exception reporting, you can automatically flag exceptions, saving you from having to manually review a long list of items—no one likes the feeling of searching for a needle in a haystack! The reports are easily customizable to reflect different performance metrics—such as forecast vs. history or whether a current forecast falls outside a pre-defined range—and give you a quick way to identify potential problem areas.

Manage and review forecasts efficiently.
Using the powerful combination of Pareto analysis (ABC classifications) and report filtering, you can streamline your forecast review process and save time.

Monitor your forecasting performance for continuous improvement.

Forecast Pro TRAC 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 TRAC’s "waterfall" reports you can zero in on what’s working and what isn’t.

Lock in specific forecasts.
Some forecasting processes require certain forecasts to be "frozen" or locked in for a period of time during which changes are simply not allowed. Forecast Pro TRAC allows you to set time fences—on a global or item-by-item basis—to prevent users from changing forecasts during these "fenced" periods. When you update a forecast project with next period’s data and create new forecasts, the fenced values from the previous forecast remain locked in.

Consolidate your team’s forecasts.
Forecast Pro TRAC allows you to break large forecasting projects into smaller pieces that can be worked on separately and then reassembled into consolidated forecasts. For example, if three demand planners are responsible for forecasting three different geographical territories, they can work on their forecasts separately; after they’re done, their consolidated forecast can be viewed and further manipulated.

Forecast Pro TRAC Collaborator licenses
Forecast Pro TRAC Collaborator licenses, provide an easy and affordable way to collaborate with colleagues. Offered at a fraction of the cost of Forecast Pro TRAC Forecaster licenses, Collaborator licenses allows others to view your forecasts—including graphs and reports—add overrides and comments, and save the results.

Keywords: Business Forecasting

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