ALT−C Systems releases Version 2.2 of TimeTrends® Forecast Warehouse
MONTREAL - June 30, 1999 -
ALT−C Systems, Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada announces
a new version of the TimeTrends® Forecast Warehouse,
a powerful forecasting system for the Windows operating environment. The
release of Version 2.2 marks the continued evolution and improvement of
this industry-leading product, which is used to help manufacturers and
distributors forecast future demand for their products and services, as
well as to plan replenishment and ordering requirements.
Changes to this version are mainly geared to user interface enhancements.
Users will benefit from changes such as better table handling, dynamic
recalculation of table fields, visual ergonomics, more powerful graphing,
expanded preferences selection capability and error tracking. Help text
both on-line and in Adobe Acrobat Reader format has been updated and expanded.
The new version may be downloaded by authorized users from our website.
TimeTrends continues to provide a state-of-the-art solution
for forecast creation, forecast data management and administration.
It adheres to the Open Data Systems standard, by storing all data
in the ODBC-compliant MS-Access 97 database format. It is a multi-user
system written entirely with 32-bit code in Visual C++. TimeTrends®
is fully Year 2000 compliant. More details are available directly
from our website.
ALT−C Systems is a leading provider of turnkey forecasting
system installations for mission-critical enterprise environments.
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, food, beverage, chemical/pharmaceutical, industrial,
electronics, textile and more. It is also used to forecast parts
replacement in MRO (Maintenance & Repair) environments.
TimeTrends provides a complete data management
environment for all forecast-related activities. A database is
created electronically from host sources. The TimeTrends
database is a relational structure including individual item histories,
forecasts, overrides, promotional information and annotations,
along with accuracy calculations and user-defined fields containing
data replicated from the host system. The system supports multi-dimensional
queries, pre-defined or ad-hoc SQL queries into the database to
create custom views of the data, as well as user-defined calculations
such as daysą supply, inventory stockturns, replenishment requirements,
ordering requirements, pro-forma revenue change and more. Reports
such as summaries, exception reports, safety stock, forecast accuracy
or variance are generated using MS-Access or report writers such
as Crystal Reports which use the TimeTrends database
as an OBDC data source. Data from within the TimeTrends
database may also be extracted into applications such as Excel
and Visual Basic.
Designed to run under Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT, the software
is network compatible.
For additional information on TimeTrends Forecast Warehouse,
sold directly or through VARS, contact:
ALT−C Systems Inc.
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada