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Collaborative Forecaster

Securely receive, review and update forecasts from anywhere using mobile devices. Give Demand Planners the tools and data to do the best possible job.

We understand your challenges

  • Poor forecast accuracy

    Inaccuracies have either impacted customer service or driven excess stock and obsolescence as well as cascading down the Supply Chain.

  • The market, economy, and customer needs are volatile and fast-moving

    You’re struggling to keep up with frequent changes because you haven’t got the information you need to make smart planning decisions. This means outcomes are poor.

  • The demand planner, account manager and marketing forecasts are all different

    It’s difficult and time-consuming to view and compare multiple forecasts and scenarios from multiple people in multiple places. It takes longer than it should as your processes are mostly manual.

  • Sharing forecasts with external partners is difficult and takes too long

    IT challenges, such as security and connectivity, stop you from easily sharing forecasts with the people you need to collaborate with.

  • You can’t maintain live, accurate forecasts in changing environments

    You update a forecast in one place, but because it’s not connected to your other business systems or external partners it’s out of date somewhere else. That’s unless you update each one manually, which can lead to mistakes

  • Someone made a change to the forecast but you don’t know who, when or why

    Multiple people have input to the forecast. If a change is made and they don’t notify anyone, the knock-on effects to the supply chain may be significant if left unchecked

Create More Accurate Supply Chain Forecasts

Remote Web Access

Easy to access from anywhere

  • Give access to remote salespeople, 3rd party distributors, suppliers or anyone else who needs to collaborate on forecasts
  • Simply login to the sofco Collaborative Forecasting app in a web browser, no download required
  • Receive, update and review your forecasts within the system, then submit and share with other users when needed

Fast and Secure External Hosting

Cost-effective to deploy and maintain

  • No hardware to buy or install as everything is online
  • We set up, host and maintain your Collaborative Forecaster account to ensure everything runs smoothly

Smart Security

Highly secure for added peace of mind

  • No need for remote users to come inside your network
  • Security is managed by sofco and is external to your network. We manage users and authority/data access updates for you too
  • The only connection from your Collaborative system is the direct links at the database level to in-house systems

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Trusted by our clients

“Greencore is involved in multiple categories, supplying a diverse range of products with different characteristics that require very different manufacturing processes. We selected sofco as they have an End-to-End planning and execution system that can be configured easily to fit these disparate demands. Our approach is much more sophisticated and collaborative now.”

Chris Chestney

IT Business Partner, Greencore

“What impressed us most about the sofco people was they understood our business, listened, and would bring a lot of experience to the project. They brought solid solutions to the issues we presented them with. It was clear from the outset that we were going to be able to work well together as a team and deliver this project. That is exactly what has happened.”

Barbara Van den Berg

Project Manager, Van Geloven

British Bakels

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Align your S&OP / IBP process from End-to-End. Collaborate across financial, operational and strategic objectives.

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Collaborative Forecaster

Work with your team to create, review and update forecasts remotely on any device.

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Supply Planning

S&OP / IBP

Collaborative Forecaster

Demand Planning

Improve performance across your whole value chain. Deliver for customers, reduce costs and increase profit.

More Info

Scheduling

Optimise your scheduling processes, meet delivery objectives and improve customer service levels.

More Info

Supply Planning

Get visibility of supply and demand at all levels of the supply chain. Be more agile and demand-driven.

More Info

S&OP / IBP

Align your S&OP / IBP process from End-to-End. Collaborate across financial, operational and strategic objectives.

More Info

Trade Promotions

Get maximum ROI from promotions, with insights from past data analysis to post-event evaluation.

More Info

Collaborative Forecaster

Work with your team to create, review and update forecasts remotely on any device.

More Info

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