OPINION: Vanguard Software offers supply chain forecasting, supply and demand planning, S&OP and inventory optimization solutions. While the firm claims a global client count exceeding 3,000, its enterprise client footprint is currently less than 50. Vanguard’s long-range forecasting, financial forecasting, and integrated business planning capabilities are viewed by MGI as the firm’s key strengths. Vanguard’s financially-focused inventory and replenishment planning tools differentiate them from legacy peers. The UX reflects a mature, classic web client with dashboard design elements. Vanguard has not invested in building a direct sales team, thus limiting growth.
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USE CASE: At print time MGI was still unable to verify company references thus impacting the Product component of the Rating. With a small population of large customer use-cases, Forecast Server may only appeal to a narrow set of progressive, feature-oriented buyers.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Vanguard Software is a boutique software firm providing advanced long-tail forecasting and probabilistic replenishment tools. Vanguard serves two distinct client segments, large enterprises (+$2b) and SMB (primarily) Microsoft Dynamics clients. Bootstrapped and profitable, Vanguard is focusing resources on growing its enterprise footprint.
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