The International Institute of Forecasters and Smart Software announced a new association as part of Smart Software’s sponsorship of the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF)

Belmont, Mass., March 2021 – Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, announced a new association with the International Institute of Forecasters. This sponsorship will enable Smart Software to approach leading experts in the forecasting field, including many Nobel laureates.

The International Symposium on Forecasting, presented by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), is the premier international event for professional forecasters.  Since 1981, this event has been recognized for the important forecasting research presented there, and for having hosted highly respected experts in the field of forecasting.  Smart Software will support the IIF’s initiatives to bring together industry know-how and experience with evidence-based research innovations.

The IIF has held this symposium every year for the past four decades in New York, Dublin, Prague, Hong Kong, Sydney, and virtually in 2021. The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent networking and learning opportunities.


About Smart Software, Inc.

Founded in 1981, Smart Software, Inc. is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software’s demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions have helped thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Disney, Siemens, Metro Transit, APS, and The American Red Cross.  Smart Inventory Planning & Optimization gives demand planners the tools to handle sales seasonality, promotions, new and aging products, multi-dimensional hierarchies, and intermittently demanded service parts and capital goods items.  It also provides inventory managers with accurate estimates of the optimal inventory and safety stock required to meet future orders and achieve desired service levels.  Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts, and can be found on the World Wide Web at


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