Do you K.I.S.S your S&OP Process?

Do you K.I.S.S your S&OP Process? For those who think I’m crazy, lets start by explaining the K.I.S.S principle, it is an acronym that stands for Keep it Simple, Stupid!You may still think I am crazy, lets be honest, simple and the S&OP process just don’t seem to go together or do they? Can they?If […]

Top 3 Demand Planning and Supply Planning Software Features

I recently posted a discussion question in a number of Linkedin S&OP groups asking:“What are the top 3 Demand planning and supply planning software features you could not live without?”After writing my 3 part blog series; The painful saga of S&OP Software , I grew curious as to which software features others hold in high regard. I received a […]

Sales and Operations Planning versus Budgeting, is there a difference? Does it matter?

When we deliver sales and operations planning training to our DemandCaster customers, there is often confusion between the sales and operations planning and budgeting processes. The root cause of the confusion is that traditionally, budgeting is done annually and is rarely if ever changed throughout the year. We have seen this most often in traditionally managed […]
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2014 Year in Review

2014 has certainly been an exciting year for us at DemandCaster. From adding new customers, new features, and rolling out a new design and layout, we are excited for what the future holds. We would like to take this opportunity to review 5 major improvements and features we introduced this year. New Web Design: Our new […]

In Excel We Trust! It Depends…

There is no question that Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular business tools used throughout the world. The power of Excel is extraordinary and while many skilled users are able to make it perform complex data management tricks, they could be costing their company a fortune when used to make business decisions. If […]

New Tutorials Embedded in DemandCaster

We continually strive to make DemandCaster a user friendly and intuitive experience. One area that we have admittedly not done such a good job is our documentation.  Because DemandCaster is designed to manage various forecasting and planning scenarios across a multitude of different manufacturing and distribution situations, it is an inherently complex system with numerous options and settings. […]

DemandCaster New Web Design

As previously announced on our Google+ page, we are ready to release DemandCaster’s new web-design this coming Thursday, October 9, 2014. We will be sending an email to our users to communicate how the new design will be implemented. The new design has been in process for nearly a year now and addresses a number of long standing […]