DemandCaster® is a full featured yet affordable Sales and Operations Planning software that runs in the cloud to help manufacturers and distributors accurately forecast demand and optimize supply.
DemandCaster has helped save our company ...
We couldn't keep track of our forecasts well enough with spreadsheets and we were overstocking and stocking out all over. We tried a couple other solutions, but DemandCaster finally fixed the pain we were feeling. The ability to forecast by week, by customer - and customize settings to exactly fit our business model - is a godsend. The DemandCaster team is great to work with and have quickly created several options to fit our needs. Their SaaS option makes it easily fit in our budget - and provides better functionality than other systems that cost well over 6 figures. I thoroughly recommend DemandCaster for anyone wanting to forecast and manage inventory better.
Not a One Size Fits All Solution
DemandCaster offers a number of powerful modules and numerous sales and operations planning software options that may be mixed and matched to meet the unique demand and supply planning needs of your company. As your company grows, DemandCaster grows with you.
Many of our clients start with basic forecasting and requirement planning and then "graduate" to collaborative sales and operations planning (S&OP). Best of all, because DemandCaster is a cloud-based Software as a Service, you continue to benefit from the new capabilities and features that are continually introduced at no additional cost. More than half of DemandCasters features are a result of customer input!
Forecast accuracy reduces inventory ...
DemandCaster's S&OP has made a huge difference in our companies performance. Since we started the process we have have improved our accuracy to within 1% of forecast! DemandCaster's ability to help us quickly visualize and analyze demand patterns from a market segment, company, and part view point has provided a huge improvement in how we understand and manage our business. As a result of this, our standard hours produced to load hours are within one day of being perfectly balanced and we have hit 96% on time for two months in a row even as our inventory has dropped 30% since we started. Its really good to see we can keep things going service wise at these much lower stock levels!
Drive Data and Process Discipline
DemandCaster, like any sales and operations planning software, is not a silver bullet. Its ability to plan demand and supply is only as good as the data that drives it, the processes that manage it, and the conclusions drawn from it. Companies that succeed on these fronts see significant benefits in service levels and working capital employed. To this end, DemandCaster comes with a thorough training and process building program that teaches your team how to effectively run a demand and supply planning and ordering process to help ensure ongoing success.