BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting is easy to learn and easy to use because it was designed using Microsoft Office 2007 motif. In fact, using BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting’s Intelligent Selection mode, you can create accurate forecasts in minutes - even if you don’t have a background in forecasting or statistics! Powerful enough to take on all of your forecasting challenges, BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting provides a complete range of forecasting models and all the diagnostic tools you need for forecasting demand/consumption, sales or budgets.
With BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting, you can do it all - generate accurate forecasts quickly, make adjustments based on your business knowledge, collaborate with colleagues, create dazzling presentations, work with your existing data and interface directly with other systems. BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting will save you time and money while improving your planning and decision making.
Worlds Better Than Excel for Forecasting
It is very likely that you have Excel on your computer - it‘s a great product, but it’s not designed for forecasting. Spreadsheet forecasting almost always relies on simple, ad-hoc formulas built into large, unwieldy, complex spreadsheets. This creates a forecasting process that is prone to unintentional human error and is difficult - if not impossible - to maintain as the business and its forecasting staff changes. By moving up to BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting - a product specially developed for business forecasting - you get an affordable, off-the-shelf solution which can dramatically improve your forecasting and formalize your forecasting process.
- Hierarchical Reconciliation
- Allows you to make “overrides” anywhere in the hierarchy for either top-down or bottom-up forecasting. The changes will automatically be reflected across all levels.
- On-the-fly hierarchy Changes
- Utilizes OLAP technology for easily dragging-and-dropping to create a custom hierarchy.
- Multi Retailer support built-in
- Enterprise ready with write-back to central database
- Automatically stores all forecast information in a centralized database.
- Compare POS, shipments, and Orders.
- Use any query/BI tool to track forecasts.
- Multiple Units of Measure
- Units sold, dollars sold, margin and margin percent.
- Accuracy Tracking
- Built-in accuracy report allows you to quickly make adjustments
- Team Forecasting with “roll-up” to master forecast
- Easily distribute to team member for input.
- Team forecasts are centralized and automatically rolled up to the master.
- Forecast “Slices” for easy distribution
- Create “slices” with security so that team members only see what they are allowed.
- Built-it charting
- Charts are automatically created.
- Compare actual sales to forecast in a beautiful visual chart.
- Track against actual sales and make necessary forecast adjustments
- Make adjustments as actual sales come in.
- Automatically recast the forecast from any date.
- Event Tracking
- Adjust the forecast for promotions and other events that may fall on different time periods.
- Add comments and highlighting for collaboration
- Easily add new items into the forecast
- Dashboard for quick and painless tracking
- Built-in dashboard allows you to easily track the forecast against actuals.
- Dashboard has built-in charts and drop-down filters.