Who Uses Avercast Forecasting Solutions?

Aerospace & Defense, Apparel, Automotive, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food & Beverage, High Tech, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Service Parts, Wholesale Distribution

What Is Avercast Forecasting Solutions?

Avercast Demand Planning Software helps you know what your upcoming demand is, so that you can plan your inventory to avoid stock-outs or excess inventory. Finding a powerful demand planning software solution, in many cases, can save your company hundreds of thousands of dollars almost immediately.

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Details

Avercast

http://www.avercast.com

Founded 2008

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Pricing Overview

Avercast Forecasting Solutions does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Avercast Forecasting Solutions paid version starts at US$1,000.00/month.

Starting Price

US$1,000.00/month

Pricing Details

Includes implementation & initial training

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Features

Demand Planning Software
Capacity Planning
Data Visualisation
Historical Reporting
Inventory Optimisation
Planned vs Actual Tracking
Product Introduction Planning
Promotions Management
Replenishment Management
Sales Forecasting
Supply Forecasting
Competitor Analysis
Correlation Analysis
Dashboard
Dynamic Modeling
Exception Reporting
Graphical Data Presentation
Modeling & Simulation
Performance Metrics
Sales Trend Analysis
Statistical Analysis

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Reviews

Showing 5 of 16 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Pranav G.
Forecast Analyst
Cosmetics, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/05/2018

"Easy to work as they completely understand our business requirements and provides best solution"

Pros: Avercast can be customized as per organization's needs and serves as one-stop solution for efficient Supply Chain. With thousands of fast moving SKUs we are able to manage the forecasting and planning in literally minutes with customized reports. What really makes a business different, apart from functionalities, is the service it provides to it's customers and the value it adds. As a customer, working with Avercast for over a year, we have been extremely satisfied with the service and state-of-the-art functionalities which the software brings along.

Cons: I would like to see an increase in the frequency of online webinars they currently hold, which not only encourages us to share best practices, with other organizations, but also acts as a medium to adapt to one.

Vendor Response

by Avercast on 17/05/2018

Pranav, thanks so much for the accolades! We are glad the customization of Avercast has been useful to you and your team. Great to hear you rely on Avercast to manage forecasting and planing and even greater to hear that you can do it in minutes.

Great suggestion to have more webinars. We are planning one in the next few weeks so keep an eye on your e-mail.

Thanks again for your kind words. It is great working with you as well.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/05/2018
James R.
Sr. Demand Planner
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018

"The Avercast program has many features that I use on a daily basis. Once I understood how the progr"

Pros: Avercast gives you the ability to make forecast plans and events on several levels. It allows you to not only plan demand at the SKU level, it has the ability to roll that demand up to different levels, allowing you to get a high level view of the total demand and overall trends. The built in forecasting methods are a covenant when you want to automate some of your forecasting. The data extract and import modules are very convenient when you are maintaining your items, or updating a large number of forecasts at one time. The program overall has helped us reduce our overall inventory levels, as well as helped us gain better access and visibility into our supply and forecasting plans.

Cons: Because Avercast has so many built in fuctions, and the Avercast team continues to improve the functionality of the program, one of the difficulties that we see are, whenever there is a new version roll out there are several customizations that we have built into our version that need to be rewritten and rebuilt into our new versions in order for our program to run correctly again. Although the use of built in forecasting methods makes forecasting convienant, it is often difficult to know which forecasting algorithms are being applied to the forecast and what data they are being derived from. It would be nice if Avercast gave you an idea of what forecasting methods are being applied and how to interpret the out put of those forecasting algorithms.

Vendor Response

by Avercast on 14/05/2018

Thanks for the review James! We appreciate your business over the last few years. We're glad you like the features of our demand planning software and are glad you have been able to reduce overall inventory. We are working to provide better documentation for our custom enhancements.

Feel free to give us a call or an e-mail with any questions you have in the mean time. Thank you again for leaving such a great review.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018
Daniel W.
Sr. Business Unit Analyst
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/06/2018

"It is a great tool to view & track inventory"

Pros: Easy to use & to review the data, exporting of data is also user friendly.Easy to view inventory by category, by dollar , by group

Cons: Not that easy to make adjustments & keep the adjustments

Vendor Response

by Avercast on 12/06/2018

Thanks for leaving this review, Daniel. We are happy to hear you find Avercast easy to use. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or suggestions for additional features. Thanks again for taking time to leave this review!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/06/2018
Jim B.
Lead Sales Planner
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/07/2018

"Great Planning Software for Manufacturing"

Comments: Great Customer Support. Enhancement requests heard at the annual customer conference. Assurance that the best plan is being implemented by the system which saves us time and money annually.

Pros: We have been using Avercast for 4-5 years now, and the improvements from our old methods to this have been very noticeable. Given the wide range of algorithms the system uses and not to mention the ease of use, whether you are a roll-up or top-down planning company, Avercast adapts to your business needs. More importantly, because of Avercast our team is allowed to focus our time on outliers in the system. When you are a very SKU intense organization like we are, time management is everything. I think the biggest gain with Avercast though is the customer support you receive with the software. There's no helpdesk email or portal system. We simply call the office and speak right with their developers; a huge win in our opinion.

Cons: The only thing that needs improvement, in our opinion is the user interface. With Avercast being an SQL based program, it still resembles one on the front end. Given the enhancements in technology each day, it would be great to see the Avercast software get a new face lift. Don't be fooled though. The dated design in no way reflects the capabilities of the calculations and processes that the software uses. We don't care how dated the front end looks as long as the information is accurate and correct.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/07/2018
Molly R.
Vice President Demand Management & Operations
Consumer Goods, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018

"Avercast's tool is already robust, but they are next level when it comes to cutting edge development"

Comments: We've not only seen generous financial gains from the reduction of excess inventory as a by product of implementing the software but also a major improvement in our processes, collaboration, and general understanding of our mission as planners for the company. Our team now spends the appropriate amount of time analyzing the data, putting into practice the adage of "work smarter, not harder." Avercast is the tool that will allow our company sustainable growth for decades moving forward.

Pros: Flexibility, customer service, openness and follow through to develop enhancements, consistent and easy implementation, quick ROI

Cons: I have little to no complaints, this should be a software solution that is on everyone's list when considering purchasing a demand planning software system.

Vendor Response

by Avercast on 07/05/2018

Thank you for your kinds words, Molly! We appreciate your loyalty to Avercast during your time using the software. We're thrilled our software has helped you see generous financial gains. We know it can be daunting to find a software that works well for managing demand in your company and we are glad you trust Avercast to do that. Let us know if you have any questions or need support from our staff. Thanks again for leaving such a great review.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018