Using MTSI's new forecast tool - PROGNOSE© - users can now dramatically improve demand planning accuracy with full audit capabilities and accountability.
The PROGNOSE easy-to-use interface works entirely within Oracle Siebel On Demand architecture, using analytics and reporting tools.
Also, it minimizes the requirement for additional software, training and total cost of ownership.
- Features: Auto Spread
- Unit-based forecast
- Easy to use
- Ability to freeze
- Improved demand planning accuracy
As an extension of the Oracle Siebel CRM On Demand capability, PROGNOSE provides unit-based forecasting and demand planning while dramatically enhancing the communication between sales and manufacturing planning on forecast changes. Best of all, PROGNOSE is inexpensive because it runs on any browser. In addition it's "On Demand" functionality allows for fast and easy implementation with no hardware requirements.
PROGNOSE has a unique "Water Fall" report that tracks changes to Frozen Forecasting which clearly identifies pipeline noise. This is particularly useful in manufacturing applications where forecasts can be frozen at the unit level with an audit trail of who froze the forecast and when. And, there are built-in "alarms" that alert out-of-range conditions designed to trigger action.
By efficiently filtering all opportunities related with a particular distributor and part number, the PROGNOSE Forecast Tool report allows users to both view and update their opportunities. This presents a one-glance view of the line items linking all opportunities. By clicking the opportunity hyperlink, the quantities and prices posted automatically become editable text boxes and allow these fields to be modified. And, with one click on the save button, all of the changes are updated. The Freeze Forecast tool saves all the data regardless of whether it was updated or not. By clicking freeze, all data from the opportunity table is transferred to predefined CRM fields for storage.
The system provides full flexibility for creating line items; the user can also define the month and year in the future to start the generation process.
When saved, line items are generated in Siebel, with one line item created per period.