ALT−C Systems announces TimeTrends® e−Forecasting module
MONTREAL - August 12, 1999 -
ALT−C Systems, Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada announces
the release of the TimeTrends® e−Forecasting
module. Corporate users can now benefit from improved customer
service, better purchasing/replenishment decisions and reduced
inventory levels by receiving forecast/demand planning information
on a real-time basis. Users can connect to their central forecast
database from anywhere, using an Internet connection. Virtually
no training is required, and the module can be used with only
a very basic computer with modem and Internet browser.
Forecasting & Demand planning is a crucial aspect of supply chain
execution and enterprise planning systems. With traditional systems,
geographically remote users could not easily supply forecast information
to a central planning location. With TimeTrends
e−Forecasting, forecast information is received
on a more timely basis, and crucial planning decisions that affect
profitability can be more effectively made. Management review
and communication is greatly improved.
The TimeTrends e−Forecasting module allows
users to edit a TimeTrends Forecast Warehouse database
using a standard Internet browser. This solution utilizes Microsoft
Windows® NT Server to host the central database. Data is
shared with remote users using Internet Information Server. A
dedicated server is not required. Client machines require a minimum
of Windows® 95 or Windows® 98, as well as an Internet
browser and connection.
ALT−C Systems is a leading provider of turnkey
forecasting system installations for mission-critical enterprise
environments. TimeTrends provides a state-of-the-art
solutions for forecast creation and management. It complies with
Open Data Systems standards, utilizing ODBC-compliant database
formats. A multi-user system written entirely with 32-bit code
in Visual C++, TimeTrends is fully Y2K-compliant.
TimeTrends interfaces with most leading ERP/MRP
systems such as SAP, data warehouses, scheduling or simulation
systems, based on various platforms including AS/400, mainframe
and UNIX, using either ASCII text or ODBC transfers. It is used
in process, repetitive, and make-to-stock environments in industries
such as automotive, beverage, chemical/pharmaceutical, food, electronics,
industrial, textile and more. It is also used to forecast parts
replacement in MRO (Maintenance & Repair) environments.
For additional information on the TimeTrends® e−Forecasting
module, please contact:
ALT−C Systems Inc.
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada