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软件简介


Forecast Pro TRAC是全球首创由学术发展为背景,将统计方面尖端研究成果实际应用到商 业领域的预测系统。此预测系统除了提供多元的预测统计模型,更提供自动选取最佳预测模型的功能,能让企业中的预测单位在不具备统计模型知识的情况下,有效率地运用企业内部累积的历史资料产出精准的预测图形,使预测者快速并容易解读分析预测结果。此外联合通商预测系统还能针对各种促销活动或事件进行销售影响程度侦测,藉以调整未来预测值的精准程度,能辅助企业内 与预测规划相关的各部门或事业单位进行行销规划或采购下单等决策,为企业节省成本及增加利润。

软件特色


● 精准的时间序列商业预测
● 友善的使用介面
● 大幅缩短预测值产出时间
● 简化传统用Excel运算资料的复杂过程
● 帮助用户作为决策支援工具

软件功能


● 专家选择自动选取适合的统计模型(Expert Selection)
● 事件模型(Event Models)
● 多阶层分析(Multiple-Level Models)
● 协同预测及覆写预测功能(Override)
● 预测测量单位选择(Multiple Units of Measure)
● 产品阶层顺序调整与检视(“Shuffling”on-the-fly hierarchy changes)
● 例外报表检视(Exception Reporting)
● 准确率追踪报表检视(Accuracy Tracking)
● 群组预测工作整合与检视(Team Forecasting)
● 较一般统计软体更多元的预测统计模型

英文简介


Forecast pro overview
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.

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 and 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 through our International Distributors.
● 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.

Forecast pro product features
Forecast Pro 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.


Designed specifically for business forecasters, Forecast Pro has an intuitive interface that displays hierarchical data in a tree-like structure, allowing you to work at any level of detail with a simple click of the mouse. As you navigate from item to item, synchronized windows displaying graphical and tabular reports are instantly updated. Sharing your work is easy with Forecast Pro's flexible output formats, including one–click, direct–to–Excel reporting.

Create Accurate Forecasts Automatically
Forecast Pro's automatic "best pick" feature allows you to generate accurate forecasts, even for thousands of items, in a matter of seconds. If you prefer to specify the forecasting approach, Forecast Pro provides menu-based custom modeling options and a comprehensive set of diagnostic tools.
Forecast Pro’s comprehensive methods accommodate seasonal demand, product hierarchies, product promotions, new products, slow-moving items, causal variables, outliers and much more. Visit the Forecasting Methodologies page for a complete list.

Add Judgement and Collaborate With Others


Forecast Pro makes it easy to collaborate with others to establish the final forecast. Members of your team can add their business judgment directly using the software's spreadsheet-style override facility, which features up to ten customizable rows. You can adjust single points, ranges or totals, using percentages, increments or by simply entering new values. Adjustments to the forecast can be made at any level in the hierarchy, and all changes are automatically reconciled. Handy comment fields make it easy to document changes, and override reports provide transparency to the process.

View Your Forecasts Any Way You Wish
Forecast Pro 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.

Work With Multiple Hierarchies
With Forecast Pro’s powerful "shuffling" capability, you can rearrange hierarchies on the fly. For example, you may be working on your forecast in a product-by-customer view and then instantly change views to work with customer-level forecasts broken out by products.

Manage and Review Forecasts Effectively


Using the powerful combination of Pareto analysis (ABC classifications) and report filtering, you can streamline your forecast review process and save time. Forecast Pro's automated Pareto analysis gives you the flexibility to assign ABC classifications to the items you are forecasting in a number of ways based on volume (either historical or forecasted) or series count. Further, you determine at which level of the hierarchy to assign ABC classifications and which periods to analyze.

Monitor You Forecast Performance


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

Manage By Exception
Forecast Pro flexible exception reporting allows you to zero in on areas that need your attention. The reports are easily customizable to reflect different performance metrics–such as forecast vs. history or whether forecast error exceeds a pre-defined threshold–and give you a quick way to identify potential problem areas. Forecast Pro built-in exception reports include:
● Waterfall Exception Report
● Archive vs. Actual Exception Report
● Forecasts vs. History Exception Report
● Forecasting vs. Archive Exception Report
● Forecast Range Exception Report
● Fitted Error Exception Report

Consolidate Your Team's Forecasts
Forecast Pro 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.

Work with Multiple Forecasts


In addition to generating a statistical forecast, Forecast Pro allows you to import multiple forecasts into the forecast worksheet (i.e. from other parts of your organization or partners) and to specify which forecast serves as the "baseline" on an item–by–item basis. You can then combine multiple forecasts to create a new forecast consistent with your organization’s S&OP or other established process.

Work with any information you need


Forecast Pro allows you to bring other pertinent information into the forecast worksheet–such as current orders and inventory–and to create new rows which are calculated based on the values of existing rows (including forecasts and other imported information). You can then design customized planning and S&OP worksheets addressing your specific needs.

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 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.

Maintain Your Forecasts
Forecast Pro maintains "Forecast Projects" which allow you to easily update your forecasts from one forecast cycle to the next and to maintain a record of all your forecasting sessions.

Intergrate Smoothly with Other Systems
Forecast Pro is designed to integrate directly with your existing corporate systems. Historical data is imported into Forecast Pro and your forecasts are exported back to your corporate systems using either a file interface (.xls, .xlsx, .txt, .csv or XML) or directly via ODBC.