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 Companies Who Trust I.B.I.S. As Their Dynamics Partner

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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!

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About Sonata

Sonata Software is a global  technology company that enables successful platform based digital transformation initiatives for enterprises, to create businesses that are connected, open, intelligent and scalable. Sonata’s Platformation™ methodology brings together industry expertise, platform technology excellence, design thinking led innovation and strategic engagement models to deliver sustained long term value to customers. A trusted partner of world leaders in the Retail, Distribution, Travel and Software  industries, Sonata’s solution portfolio includes its own digital platform such as Brick & Click Retail Platform©, Modern Distribution Platform©, Rezopia Digital Travel Platform©, RAPID DevOps Platform© and Halosys Mobility Platform©, best in class capabilities on  ISV digital technology platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, SAP Hybris, Cloud Engineering and Managed Services, as well as new digital applications like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Chatbots, Block Chain and Cyber Security. Sonata’s people and systems are nurtured to bring together the depth of thought leadership, customer commitment and execution excellence to make a difference to business with technology.