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Forecast Pro

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

Forecast Pro

  • is available in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish versions.

  • has been formally integrated into several commercially—available Partner Solutions —including ERP, DP, SCM and other systems after being deemed to be the “best of breed” after intensive evaluation.

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Forecast Pro TRAC

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.

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Forecast Pro Unlimited

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.

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Forecast Pro XE

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.

TRAC vs. Unlimited

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

TRACFPU
Tools for Creating Accurate Forecasts
Broad range of forecasting methodsXX
Automatic "best pick" model selectionXX
Custom model specification at any levelXX
Overrides for Adding Judgment to Forecasts
Up to 10 retainable override rowsXX
Overrides at any level with reconciliationXX
Override commenting with audit reportsXX
Team Forecasting
Review colleagues’ projects & make changesXX
Consolidate multiple projects into masterXX
Flexibility for Working w/Forecasts & Reporting
Numeric reports and graphic displaysXX
Inclusion of history and/or forecasted valuesXX
Customizable reports with filteringXX
Safety stock and reorder pointsXX
ABC/Pareto analysisXX
Conversions to multiple units of measureX 
Hierarchy "Shuffling" (multiple hierarchies)X 
Time fencesX 
Forecast Accuracy Measurement & Tracking
Out-of-sample simulationXX
Forecast archive databaseX 
Waterfall reports for analyzing accuracyX 
Exception Reporting
Forecast vs. actual reportsX 
Forecast vs. history reportsX 
Forecast vs. archive reportsX 
Forecast range reportsX 
Waterfall reportsX 
Customizable Forecast Worksheets
Intergrate multiple forecasts for S&OPX 
Import pertinent outside informationX 
Calculate new rows based on existing rowsX 

Forecast Pro is fully compatible with all the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 operating systems.

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