Improve forecast accuracy with accelerated forecasting and deeper analysis with Collaborative Sales Forecasting from Valizant.
Manage the forecasting process across your entire organisation. Easily collect and update forecasts and new product plans to compare against regional and global targets. Track and manage the global forecasting process.
Unpredictable changes in the marketplace require companies to frame strategies and align resources based on a deeper understanding of their customers. This means having their fingers on the pulse and a heightened awareness of customer behavior. However, as their customer base grows, most organizations lack tools and processes that can help them see these shifting trends.
This app lets you clearly define data driven criteria to segregate customers into three categories – Focus group, Strategic group and Other. Each group of customers may require different plan of execution. As an example, customers in the “Focus” group may require prioritized services, while those falling under “Strategic” may need more investments matching risks, and the “Others” may be safely planned as a group with-out material impact to revenue plans.
Holding the right levels of inventory, closest to the point of demand generation is the key to deliver highest levels of Demand Fulfillment and Customer Satisfaction. However, defining the right inventory levels and being able to consistently meet that target is difficult, especially in a Multi-Echelon Distribution Network where multiple product families are procured from multiple suppliers and are stored across multiple locations. One key aspect that separates highly successful distribution networks from others is their ability to predict demand and supply at forward locations, and respond effectively by making the right allocations and transfers across the distribution network. Valizant’s Demand Driven Distribution app on Anaplan helps you achieve this capability more easily through its comprehensive design and ready to use technology.
Superior Forecast Quality improves customer satisfaction, reduces inventory costs and drives higher margins. Valizant’s Forecast Variability Analysis app on Anaplan helps your organization achieve better forecast quality.
With this app, you can set clear and unambiguous forecast quality goals at your organization. You can align your teams to these goals in clear terms that they relate to. You also get a live picture of Forecast Quality on the go and understand how forecast varies by Teams, by Products, by Regions and by a combination of all these, at different levels of detail. Most importantly, this app helps you quickly interpret impact of Forecast quality on your business and act on time with precision.
Creating demand forecasts for large product mix is an onerous task. Organizations, that plan demand for a large number of products across multiple customer locations, find it difficult to focus their efforts on a few product-customer combinations that truly require collaboration. In reality, not all products require Plan Collaboration. There are products that have steady coherence to statistical forecasts and their forecasts can simply be trusted. Then there are products that are slow moving or low margin where spending precious collaboration time is unnecessary. The challenge however is to identify these products quickly and put them into separate policy buckets.
This is where a Demand Policy based Product Segmentation comes to rescue and helps you generate more impact for the efforts invested on collaboration. This Demand Policy app by Valizant helps you to classify your product mix into three segments and assign an appropriate planning policy to each set of items.