Forecast Pro Reviews & Product Details


What is Forecast Pro?

Forecast Pro is a best and inclusive sales forecasting software. It supports budget and forecasting arrangement system. It can work in multiple hierarchies at the same time. It helps predict interest for products and services so you can enhance logistics, generation booking, stock management and financial planning.

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Vendor
Business Forecast Systems, Inc
Company Website
Year Founded
1986
HQ Location
Belmont, MA
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
10
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Companies Using Forecast Pro

Cisco
Hewlett-Packard
AT&T
Amgen
Pfizer
BAE Systems
Dell
Merck
Novartis
Johnson & Johnson
Sprint
Unilever

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(51-200 employees)
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"Extremely user friendly but SLOW with too many SKUs (5000+)"

What do you like best?

Forecast Pro is extremely user-friendly and intuitive. There's a huge variety of functions that make forecasting simple. The software crunches the numbers, freeing up time to make the critical decisions you need to make. Also, the tech support is amazing. I never have to wait and my issues are resolved right away.

What do you dislike?

When we approached Forecast Pro, we told them how many SKUs we had (10,000+) and they said, "No problem!" Unfortunately, I have had to split my products into 5 different files, which makes the S&OP process tedious. You can merge them back together in a "Super Project" but mine is so large that the program crashes and is unusable. Although I really like being able to track different lead times of MAPE, I wish there were a way to see forecast accuracy instead of forecast error. Our executive team doesn't want to see errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have high processing power on the machines you're using. Forecast Pro requires a bit of RAM.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are forecasting all of our SKUs with Forecast Pro. We have been able to say goodbye to spreadsheets, which didn't allow us to track history. Now we can input data such as promotions, outliers, etc. We have a record of who made each decision for accountability. Also, seasonal items are so much easier to forecast. We have 90%+ accuracy on these items, but before we couldn't react to that because our spreadsheets were using just averages and not seasonality. So much less stress, not to mention cost savings and increase OTIF.

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"One of the easiest statistical forcasting tool"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent management tool that helps in managing your tasks and work load in order. Helps you with better strategy and also planning with good execution.

What do you dislike?

I am very satisfied with this software. it has helped me with better integration and execution so i like it a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is an effective and efficient tool that helps in better and enhanced working of the company. Very effective and quick which saves your quality time. The installation and implementation of the tool is very easy which increases your work multitudinous ways. Very user-friendly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great real time supply chain management tool that has helped in better management of responsibilities with good capabilities. Helps in better response and demand work which lead to good profitability. Thus a better enhanced software.

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"Would be good for a big business"

What do you like best?

The forecast charts are pretty accurate and help keep things organized.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to really dislike- but if you aren’t trained on the software you would create an error that will potentially affect inventory causing chaos.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give yourself time to become familiar with the program to avoid user errors.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems are simple user error. Benefits have cut down planning times and keeps business’ running more smoothly. For a small business I would still do hands on inventory, but with a larger one I would definitely need Forecast Pro.

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"Forecast Pro XP"

What do you like best?

Ease of use especially when the user knows how to use the software properly and is knowledgeable about all the features available. Good to tools for efficiently managing, monitoring, and improving forecasting processes within organizations.

What do you dislike?

Can be slow depending on how complex and large your models are

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do your research and check reviews

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

capability to be flexible

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"Forecast Pro"

What do you like best?

It's like we know in advance . When used properly it's a great tool to see your future growth.

What do you dislike?

A little difficult to use at first. When you are use to do things one way and have to change it's sometime difficult

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Help me follow the real results compared to what was planned.

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"Good Product"

What do you like best?

Ability to forecast to to help manage business activities

What do you dislike?

Figuring out how to use it. It can be a bit cumbersome until you learn it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps automate internal processes and makes the work more efficient.

Forecast Pro User Ratings

7.5
Ease of Use
Average: 7.7*
8.1
Quality of Support
Average: 7.4*
5.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 6.9*
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