Adjust, Reforecast, and Keep it Fluid

with Advanced Demand Planning™

Traditional forecasting is done by looking retroactively – using the past to predict the future. This approach is inadequate, and leads to inaccurate numbers and poor planning.

What Keeps You up at Night?

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Inaccurate Numbers

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Meaningless Forecasts

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Too Much or Too Little Inventory

Managing your business with incorrect data has a cascading effect. It can create issues with your financial statements, diminish your margins, decrease customer satisfaction and irritate your vendors. What’s more, by forecasting incorrectly the first time, you skew your numbers for subsequent forecasts, making it extremely difficult to get value out of the exercise at all.

What if you could do away with all the guessing, and get your hands on real, accurate data to help you plan effectively, and save money?

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Accurately Plan Demand

With Advanced Demand Planning™ a software solution that plugs into Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, you can turn guesses into accurate predictions and improve your ability to create real, practical forecasts.

The Big Picture: Plan to Profit

Embrace an analytics-driven culture with a destination-focused business management approach. Focus is shifting to Plan to Profit from the traditional Order to Cash. This Whitepaper highlights the significant benefits of a Plan to Profit approach.

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To Manage a Modern Supply Chain, You Need:

Graphical Forecast

Forecasts generate a graphical model with interactive feedback at any point on the trend line. Make adjustments and immediately see your updated graphical forecast.

Industry Standard Algorithms

Apply proven forecasting algorithms to the historical baseline while considering the impact of expected promotions and one-time events.

Forecast by Product Line Ranges

Define product ranges and customer groupings to quickly aggregate historical data for a macro view of the forecasted impact.

Forecast Workflows

All forecast plans can be reviewed and approved using Microsoft Dynamics 365 workflow.

Historical Sales

Capture and utilize sales history from Microsoft Dynamics 365 as well as customer sell-thru data enabling demand to be based on the true customer requirements and reselling capabilities.

Shipment Plans

Plan out expected shipments based on direct delivery and cross docking in order to have a time sensitive snapshot of expected inventory flows.

Import Standard Dynamics 365 Demand

All generated forecasts and shipment plans are published into the standard Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations demand forecast tables for easy consumption.

Advanced Demand Planning™ software allows you to improve your forecasting accuracy with best practice modeling. It also keeps historical information close by for comparison. Improved forecasts mean increased margins. Stop overlooking key processes and strategies and ultimately leaving money on the table. Improve your forecasting process driving your profitability with Advanced Demand Planning™ from I.B.I.S.

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Join the Leading Distributors Who Trust

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ from I.B.I.S.

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Top 1% of Microsoft Partners Globally

I.B.I.S., Inc., A Sonata Software Company, is a member of the elite Microsoft Dynamics Strategic Development Partner program, an honor reserved for those Partners who have demonstrated deep industry and functional expertise.

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Experience You Can Trust

The ibis bird is the last to leave in a storm, and the first to return. We pride ourselves on being here when you need us. In our 28 years in business, we’ve never met a distributor we couldn’t help. We know your business - your needs.

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Client Approved

“When I think about working with I.B.I.S., I think about 2 things: 1. Manufacturing & Distribution Expertise; 2. Customer Service Focused”
Chuck Moore, VP, Operations at James M. Pleasants Company

Let’s Improve Demand Planning, Together

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We know how crucial a demand planning solution is to the overall success of your operation. Experience the sense of security that comes from knowing your forecasts are based on accurate data by contacting us today. We’re obsessed with the success of our clients, and that means YOU!

How Much Longer Can You Sustain Your Cash Flow?

Ignoring your problems won’t make them go away. Can you afford not to increase your margins? See what kind of return you could yield today.

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Global Solutions

Sonata Software is a global IT services firm focused on catalyzing transformational IT initiatives of its clients through deep domain knowledge, technology expertise and customer commitment. The company delivers innovative new solutions for Travel, Retail, Distribution and Consumer Goods industries by integrating technologies such as Omni-channel commerce, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and ERP, to drive enhanced customer engagement, operations efficiency and return on IT investments.

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A trusted long-term service provider to Fortune 500 companies across both the software product development and enterprise business segments, Sonata seeks to add differentiated value to leadership who want to make an impact on their businesses, with IT.  Our expertise and commitment in delivering complex strategic IT projects is the reason why we are a trusted service provider to Fortune 500 companies across the globe in the software product development and enterprise business segments.