Demand Works - Demand Planning Software

By: Demand Works  09-12-2011

Smoothie was designed to work alongside other systems like financial planning and budgeting, trade funds, CRM, Excel and even other forecasting systems. Reference plans from other systems can be seamlessly incorporated into Smoothie, automatically aggregated or disaggregated, and presented with Smoothie's statistical or collaborative plans. The image below shows a spreadsheet and graphical view of Smoothie with statistical, consensus, Sales plan and budget presented simultaneously for easy comparison. Note that the comparisons incorporate historic performance as well as future expectations.


 


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