|The Smart Difference
The critical difference that Smart Software makes in the successful planning and execution of its customers' supply chain activities can be viewed from a number of perspectives. Here are some of the most compelling ones:
Time and customer-tested
Smart Software solutions are the result of 25+ years of R&D, practical experience in enterprise installations, and continuous customer feedback. With countless hours of customer use and thousands of hours of product development behind it, SmartForecasts is the most tested, proven demand planning and forecasting solution on the market.
Quicker time to value
Experience has taught us how to build robust software that our customers can usequickly and easily. This means you can start realizing the benefits of our powerful solutions in just days or weeks. With SmartForecasts, you can import and export data in any file format, integrate with nearly any SCM or ERP system, or connect directly to major host databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2. And unlike many other software tools that are hard to learn and cumbersome to use, SmartForecasts is intuitive from the startso analysts, planners, and even people with no forecasting or statistical experience can be productive right away.
Because of our advanced technology, Smart Software customers are always a step ahead of their competition. Smart Software was the first to develop an automatic statistical forecasting system for the PC workstation environment. And we continue to set the pace in forecasting innovation as demonstrated by our patented intermittent demand forecasting technology, which is widely recognized as the most accurate solution available today for service parts and other hard-to-forecast products. We can't wait 'til you see what's next.
Better technology means better forecasts. The automatic selection process in SmartForecasts identifies the most appropriate statistical technique and delivers some of the most accurate demand forecasts in the industry. But SmartForecasts doesn't just provide accurate forecasts, it also delivers accurate estimates of safety stock and inventory level requirementsnearly 100% accurate. Accurate forecasts provide the inputs for all your supply chain planning activities and have been instrumental in helping our customers achieve millions of dollars in savings with balanced inventories, lower carrying costs, improved customer service, and more efficiently deployed company assets.
Focused on the demand side
Smart Software is focused exclusively on sales and demand forecasting, demand planning and inventory optimization. It's our specialty. Our experience and insights into the forecasting and planning needs of our customers enable us to provide superior products, training, and consulting services. We've done it longer than most other companies, and we do it better.
Thanks to clever human engineering and a full array of features, SmartForecasts offers value to all kinds of customers. Whether you produce parts for the auto aftermarket, distribute dairy products, or manufacture pharmaceuticals. Whether your demand patterns are conventional or irregular. Whether you plan promotions in the turbulent world of retail sales or manage a global supply chain. Whether you have 20 employees or 20,000. Whether you are a statistical wizard or numerically challenged. Whether you keep your data in a number of Excel files or in a massive relational database. Whatever your situation, our solutions can work for you to achieve your business goals.