Advanced Forecast helps to assemble and consolidate forecasts and then applies statistical forecasting techniques so forecasts can ultimately resemble reality. These modified forecasts are then compared with actual bookings, and the consumed (or net) forecast orders are loaded directly into MAX automatically. To see how well you’ve done, it will compare the plan versus actual with user-defined criteria so you can adjust future activities to build the right product at the right time.
•Direct Integration between MAX and MS Excel
•Consolidate forecasts from multiple locations, regions, customers or user-defined criteria
•Using Statistical Forecasting Techniques to manipulate the sales forecast allows for seasonal adjustment and smoothing factors for refined forecast
•Compares the forecast against sales orders and directly enters the consumed forecast orders into MAX
•Uses Crystal Reports to report sales history vs. forecast