ForecastPlanner™ enhances and optimizes the forecasts within both SAP APO and SAP ERP forecasting components. It functions as central forecasting hub that can service many of the SAP modules, especially APO DP. Master data and time based data is received directly from the SAP infrastructure and the aggregation/disaggregation according
to time or other characteristic can be automatically executed. Thus, a hierarchical forecast is possible even in places that do not support it naturally (e.g. MRP).
and other systems
ForecastPlanner™ input can be a table view, an Excel™ or csv file containing the data in its raw format. An XML template controlling the data interpretation allows a hands-off operation. The execution of the session includes forecasts and smart optimizations that detect the best forecast models and algorithms for the targeted business scenario. The results are sent to the hosting system and are also available via the web site analysis screen. The configurations and results can be exported to the user's desktop as an Excel analysis cube and report.
ForecastPlanner™ enhances and optimizes the forecasts within other forecasting systems. Our solution can either be operated in a batch mode under existing Demand Planning systems & forecasting modules or function as a stand-alone solution.
MODELS & SYSTEMS
1. ForecastPlanner Forecasts:
Optimization, forecasting, and business intelligence are done in ForecastPlanner and fed to any internal organization IT system.
2. ForecastPlanner Optimization:
Optimization and business intelligence are done in ForecastPlanner and fed to SAP’s APO and BW.
Forecasting is done inside APO using APO forecasting tools, specialized macros, and settings, based on ForecastPlanner smart analysis.
1. Automatic system:
produces full forecast using a complete model.
2. Semi-automatic system:
produces mostly baseline forecasting. Human intervention is required to complement the forecast with extra data, such as promotional lifts and cannibalization effects.
3. Toolbox system:
provides planners, analysts and managers tools that provide relevant data for marketing and statistical forecast applications.
Our unique Elasticity BI reports reveal the optimal level of discount for each item [ lowest price reduction, for the best sales level].
*According to specific business needs, all of those 3 systems can be maintained simultaneously.