|Here's what Smart Software's customers are saying
SmartForecasts gives us control over our forecasting process and enables us to better manage our inventories, production and asset allocation.
Karen Jensen, Forecasting Manager
Because most of our parts have intermittent demand, the ability to solve that problem was very important to us, and SmartForecasts' unique solution in that area was a major advantage
SmartForecasts helps us to not only improve our inventory allocation, but also significantly reduce transportation and inventory costs.
Dave Gilbert, Logistics Director
Prevost Parts (a division of Prevost Car)
“Smart Software’s consulting and training services got us started on the right foot, and the product [SmartForecasts] has met all of our expectations, enabling us to save millions of dollars in inventory and still provide excellent customer service.”
Nick Lazarou, Vice President of Supply Chain Planning
Since we started using SmartForecasts, we've discovered new ways to drastically reduce our inventory and reposition our assets to increase customer service levels. We expect that trend to only increase in the future.
Sherwood Bollier, President
SmartForecasts is helping us manage our inventory better so that we have the right products at the right time. Its intermittent demand forecasting capabilities have already yielded substantial improvements
It is easy to use and it has produced outstanding results."
Peter Young, Chief Financial Officer
SmartForecasts drives our relationship with suppliers. We have a much better understanding of what our future demand will be, and that reduces a lot of the costly expediting that we had to do in the past
[And] one of the nice things about SmartForecasts is that it was installed and up and running in just two weeks.
Matthew Schiele, Manager of Aftermarket Planning
SKF Vehicle Service Market
"The [SmartForecasts] system is tremendously better than our former process. It's a lot easier to do the job, and it's a lot more reliable."
Midwestern Industrial Tools Manufacturer
Most [demand] forecasting software is either too weak or too complex. SmartForecasts is one of the best programs out there. It's robust, grounded in fundamentals, and easy to use."
Jim Bradbury, Demand Planning Manager
"The startup went very smoothly. From the time we received SmartForecasts until we started doing real, productive work was only three weeks. So far, SmartForecasts is doing everything we expected of it."
Jim Most, Global Seed Supply Process Improvement Manager
Our goal is to ensure a soft landing at the end of the product life cycle. SmartForecasts has totally revamped the forecasting process, enabling us to adjust for seasonality, offset historical peaks and valleys, and compensate for lead times.
John Weir, General Manager
With SmartForecasts we've been able to be much more aggressive with our inventory planning
We're getting great results, and I haven't even started taxing the software's capabilities.
Mark Vernaglia, Senior Operations Planner
With SmartForecasts, we've reduced the time it takes us to produce a forecast by seventy-five percent. In addition, with better forecasts for more products our factory runs smoother
We're now getting good, hard-core information, and the communications among our business units and our suppliers has improved immensely.
Bob Perlowski, Director of Production Operations
Siemens Building Technologies
"The more we use SmartForecasts, the more important it becomes for our business and the more efficiently our business runs."
Bob Bedoukian, President
Bedoukian Research, Inc.
"SmartForecasts' intermittent demand forecasting capability has been very useful. We've gone from forecasting our slow-moving items by hand with poor results to automatically generating highly accurate stocking level estimates."
Leona Eggleston, IT Manager
Bedoukian Research, Inc.
SmartForecasts helped us streamline our monthly forecasting process by reducing the time involved from one week to two days, and with the more accurate forecasts it provides, we've begun to see our inventory levels and order quantities start to go down."
Maureen Rogak, Vice President of Supply Chain
“To improve inventory management, we need to improve the way we make stocking decisions. With the advanced capabilities of SmartForecasts Enterprise and the consulting work provided through Smart Software, we expect to greatly improve the efficiency of our operations.”
John Stewart, Executive Vice President and General Manager
Purdue Pharma Canada
Having the right parts available when they are needed is critical to our business and that of our customers. We expect that SmartForecasts will help us improve our forecasting and spare parts inventory management and enable us to increase our service levels to better meet the needs of our customers and internal users.
Benoit Cloutier, Director of Finance
GE Aircraft Engines/GE Transportation Canada
SmartForecasts is an excellent fit for our requirements. It will help us achieve our service level goals with a minimum inventory investment-even for parts with intermittent demand.
Guy Tremblay, Vice President of Procurement
The biggest advantage of using SmartForecasts is that it gives us an accurate forecast! Other forecasting packages can give us a projection, but with Smart's intermittent forecasting module we get usable results. The forecast shows us whether our stocking levels are set right to meet our inventory targets. As a result, our planning process is running smoother.
Charles Sponaugle, Vice President of Business Planning
SmartForecasts has the strong analytical capabilities we need to better understand our business.
Jeff Loewer, Vice President of Planning and Information Technology
“Smart Software’s technical support is excellent, and SmartForecasts’ forecasting capabilities are excellent.”
Michael Sheridan, General Manager
Dana Corporation, Sealed Power Division
"Because of seasonal swings in our business, forecasting is a big challenge for us. We need good tools like SmartForecasts to help us with forecasting our sales and doing product planning.
Andre Brantome, IT Director
“Our aim is to harmonize our approach to inventory planning…SmartForecasts will provide us with a cost-effective way to maximize our service levels and help make sure we have the right parts in the right place when they are needed.”
Ken Winn, Director of Global Resource Management
Siemens Power Generation (PG), Industrial Applications Division
“Our job is to make sure we have the right lighting products at the right time to meet demand…We’ve learned that much of our demand is a real challenge to predict, and SmartForecasts allows us to understand demand patterns better and more quickly, which then allows us to correctly plan our inventories to accommodate the demand volatility.”
Robert Petti, Manager of Procurement and Forecasting
EYE Lighting International