Developer: Business Forecast Systems Inc.
Latest Release: TRAC 4 (July 2015), Unlimited 9 (Jan 2016), XE 6.0 (Dec 2010)
Operating System: Windows
Forecast Pro is fast, easy and accurate forecasting software for business professionals. The award-winning software is easy to learn and easy to use, making Forecast Pro the logical choice if you are currently forecasting with spreadsheets, guesstimation or other software which is not getting the job done!
With Forecast Pro, you provide the historic data for the items you are forecasting and Forecast Pro does the rest. The built-in expert selection mode analyses your data, selects the appropriate forecasting technique and calculates the forecasts using proven statistical methods. You can collaborate with colleagues to make adjustments to the statistical forecasts and easily document and save the changes. Forecast Pro generates the customisable reports and graphs you need to make convincing presentations to management. Automating your forecasting and integrating your forecast results with other planning systems are straightforward tasks with Forecast Pro.
Forecast Pro’s built-in expert selection mode analyses your data, selects the appropriate forecasting technique and calculates the forecasts using proven statistical methods. You can collaborate with colleagues to make adjustments to the statistical forecasts and easily document and save the changes. Forecast Pro generates the customisable reports and graphs you need to make convincing presentations to management. Automating your forecasting and integrating your forecast results with other planning systems are straightforward tasks with Forecast Pro.
Watch the Quick Tour video to see Forecast Pro’s power and flexibility in action.
Forecast Pro includes the following, and much more!
- A wide range of forecasting models with an automatic “best pick” option
- Specialized methods for new products, promoted items, and one-time events
- An easy-to-use override grid for making and documenting forecast adjustments
- Tools for forecast collaboration and team forecasting
- Features for working with multiple hierarchies and units of measure
- Flexible reporting formats including one-click, direct-to-Excel
- Forecast vs. actual tracking with extensive exception reporting
- Integration of multiple forecasts for S&OP
- Customizable worksheets that can include imported information
- Easy integration with databases and corporate systems
- Native 32-bit and 64-bit support
- is available in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish versions.
- has been formally integrated into several commercially— Partner Solutions — ERP, DP, SCM and other systems after being deemed to be the “best of breed” after intensive evaluation.
Latest release: 4 (July 2015)
Forecast Pro TRAC is a comprehensive forecasting and forecast management system. This affordable and easy-to-use solution gives your team the capability to create accurate and credible forecasts, along with the tools for efficiently managing, monitoring and improving your forecast process.
Built on a Solid Proven Foundation: Forecast Pro TRAC is built on the Forecast Pro Unlimited framework and combines all of the forecasting, graphing, reporting and adjustment capabilities found in Forecast Pro Unlimited with the advanced data visualisation and analytic tools you need to execute a complete world-class forecasting process.
Latest release: 9 (July 2015)
Forecast Pro Unlimited is a versatile forecasting solution designed for larger-scale forecasting jobs, collaborative forecasting, working with complex hierarchies, maintaining multiple forecast overrides, documenting your forecasting sessions and integrating with other systems.
With Forecast Pro Unlimited, forecasting thousands of SKU’s is as easy as selecting a data file and clicking the forecast icon. With a few additional clicks of the mouse, you can graph the results, view forecast reports, make judgmental overrides and save the results.
Latest release: 6.0 (December 2010)
Forecast Pro XE is a standalone analytic tool for business forecasting featuring the powerful combination of proven statistical methods coupled with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.
To satisfy different needs, three editions of Forecast Pro are available – Forecast Pro Unlimited, Forecast Pro TRAC and Forecast Pro XE. Which edition is right for you, depends on a number of factors including how many items you need to forecast, which forecasting techniques you need to use, how you manage forecast adjustments and whether or not you need to work with others to establish the final forecast.
Key Capabilities Checklist
Key Capabilities Checklist
|Tools for Creating Accurate Forecasts|
|Broad range of forecasting methods||X||X|
|Automatic “best pick” model selection||X||X|
|Custom model specification at any level||X||X|
|Overrides for Adding Judgment to Forecasts|
|Up to 10 retainable override rows||X||X|
|Overrides at any level with reconciliation||X||X|
|Override commenting with audit reports||X||X|
|Review colleagues’ projects & make changes||X||X|
|Consolidate multiple projects into master||X||X|
|Flexibility for Working w/Forecasts & Reporting|
|Numeric reports and graphic displays||X||X|
|Inclusion of history and/or forecasted values||X||X|
|Customizable reports with filtering||X||X|
|Safety stock and reorder points||X||X|
|Conversions to multiple units of measure||X|
|Hierarchy “Shuffling” (multiple hierarchies)||X|
|Forecast Accuracy Measurement & Tracking|
|Forecast archive database||X|
|Waterfall reports for analyzing accuracy||X|
|Forecast vs. actual reports||X|
|Forecast vs. history reports||X|
|Forecast vs. archive reports||X|
|Forecast range reports||X|
|Customizable Forecast Worksheets|
|Intergrate multiple forecasts for S&OP||X|
|Import pertinent outside information||X|
|Calculate new rows based on existing rows||X|
Forecast Pro is fully compatible with all the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 operating systems.