Implementation

Forecast Pro is an off-the-shelf software package specifically designed for fast, easy implementation. It integrates with other systems ‒ including ERP, MRP, BI and more ‒ and can scale with your systems and planning processes as your organization grows and matures.

Easy Systems Integration

The primary input into Forecast Pro is historical sales data, although other relevant information such as the unit of measure conversions, explanatory variables, and other forecasts can be imported into the application. The primary output from Forecast Pro is typically monthly or weekly demand forecasts, which often are fed directly into ERP/MRP systems to drive other planning processes. Data input and output are facilitated through either a simple file interface (Excel, CSV or text) or through a direct database connection (ODBC). With more than 12,000 organizations using Forecast Pro, users have integrated Forecast Pro with virtually every system under the sun.


Training and Implementation Assistance

We recommend budgeting for 2 to 5 days of our Training and Implementation Assistance for successful implementation of Forecast Pro. We train our users in the use of our solutions using their real-life data and that makes the training much more effective than standard “plain vanilla” training. Such training depending upon your convenience and preference can be delivered either web-based or on-site and can also accommodate a combination of these two formats.

Web-Based Training

If you need to train up to three people, our Web-based training provide customised training with minimal disruption to your business. Not only is this format the most cost-effective means for you and your colleagues to learn about the software, but you can also get it scheduled quickly since no travel is involved and you don’t need to block out a full day for the training as we can deliver the training in 2 to 4 hour blocks.

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On-Site Training

Holding customised training at your own facilities is an effective way to train the users of Forecast Pro. On-site training provide you with the flexibility to offer multiple sessions to cover key topics in-depth and is generally more interactive than web based training and possibly more effective particularly for a larger group.. In addition, you can train people from different functional areas in your organization who play important roles in your related business processes in different areas of the software. If you opt for onsite training, we recommend a minimum 2-day engagement.

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Technical Specifications

Forecast Pro runs on any Windows-based platform and the application itself has modest requirements. Beyond that, requirements generally scale with the size of the data.

Operating Systems:
Windows (7, 8, 10+)

Hardware:
A Pentium-based processor or newer—a minimum of 4-8 GB RAM and 2GB hard drive space is recommended. Forecast Pro can be installed on a client machine or server (including Citrix/Windows Server). Native 32-bit or 64-bit versions are available.

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