Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

16 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • 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

Vendor Details

  • Avercast
  • http://www.avercast.com
  • Founded 2008

About Avercast Forecasting Solutions

With a timely scheduling system, ASP eliminates accumulation of excess product and puts you in control of accurate replenishment for daily, weekly, or monthly time periods. This demand planning software effectively increases revenue forecasts, aligns inventory levels with demand, and increases profitability.

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Features

  • Capacity Planning
  • Data Visualization
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • 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

Suggested Products

Avercast Forecasting Solutions Most Helpful Reviews

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

Reviewed on 2018/05/01
James R.
Sr. Demand Planner
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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 2018/05/14

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.

Great Planning Software for Manufacturing

Reviewed on 2018/07/13
Jim B.
Lead Sales Planner
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

Read More Reviews