Advanced Demand Forecasting for Dynamics 365/AX

About This Solution

Demand Forecasting for Microsoft Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 from Farsight Solutions is a fully integrated Dynamics module that calculates forecasts of future demand for items based on either sales order or sales invoice demand, and optionally production and projects demand, providing a powerful tool that enables companies to intelligently plan ahead.

Users can compare forecasts against history and manually adjust figures easily & conveniently, with graphical presentation of information to clearly display seasonal and other trends.

Demand Forecasting enables companies to generate demand forecasts using advanced industry-standard forecasting algorithms without the need to interface to external products. The inclusion of the Forecast Pro forecasting engine from Business Forecast Systems, Inc., Belmont, Massachusetts, provides customers with the power of an industry-leading forecasting solution and the ease of use of the Dynamics user interface.

Major features are:

  • Automatic generation of forecasts using multiple formulas
  • Optional grouping of customers and items with similar demand characteristics to increase the accuracy of forecasts
  • Item supersessions to enable forecasting of new items based on demand history of old items
  • Adjustments to forecasts to allow for sales promotions and other events
  • Ability to manually adjust demand history to remove abnormal demand (outliers)
  • Documentation of reasons for manual changes
  • Forecast accuracy measurement with filtering of items to examine forecasts by exception.

Business Needs Served

Dynamics Software

Certifications

Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

More About This Vendor

Farsight Solutions is a Dynamics ISV that specialises in assisting companies to get more out of their Dynamics AX systems through better planning and better visibility of critical factors in their business.  We don't sell Dynamics AX ourselves, so we provide completely independent advice to Dynamics AX customers.

We provide Demand Forecasting for Microsoft Dynamics AX & Dynamics 365, a module developed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics that generates demand forecasts for use by Dynamics Master Planning.  We market this module worldwide through Microsoft Dynamics partners and have customers in most major markets in the world.