TimeTrends e−Forecasting Module
ALT-C Systems' flagship software offering, the
TimeTrends Forecast Warehouse provides an intuitive, technologically
robust forecasting process that is specifically tailored to each
company's unique business needs. With TimeTrends you can easily
combine qualitative forecasts coming from the Web with system-generated
statistical forecasts. Demand history and other information is
automatically transferred from your MRP/ERP system. A dedicated
Promotions Manager module is also available to manage product
promotions and other events. Forecast top-down or bottom-up with
as many hierarchical views as you like, each with as many levels
as needed. Efficiently manage the entire forecast process through
configurable exceptions that may be defined on a user-by-product
basis to focus planners on what is important to your business'
The TimeTrends® e−Forecasting module
enables remote users to interact with the TimeTrends
forecast database using any Internet connection. Its features
Access from anywhere via the Internet
Designed for Sales Force Automation environments to allow Sales
and Marketing and other remote users to interact with the forecast
database from the field or the customer site. It is a standard
browser interface designed to work with most hardware. No software
is required on the client machine other than the Windows operating
system and a browser to log onto the user company's corporate
Intranet Web server address (http:, ftp:, etc.).
Always your choice of server solution
Fexible solution requiring an Internet server running
either a choice of either Microsoft IIS (Internet Information
Server) or Apache (Linux) web servers. Client machines require
a minimum of Windows 98.
Use existing server
The remote user establishes a connection using their existing
Internet Service Provider (ISP) and then opens a browser.
Complete security - uses your own Intranet
The user requires a password to obtain the security clearance
as determined by your network administrator. Your existing server
handles network security installation, firewall and control mechanisms.
The Web Forecast module allows querying the database for specific
records, whether item/customer, item/geography, or other, depending
on the exact nature of the TimeTrends database setup.
The selection criteria can be customized, as a multi-parameter
search or as a hierarchical drill down structure.
Complex computation made easy
Data is displayed in an intuitive spreadsheet format, with multiple
years’ history, plus system-suggested forecast and company budget
or other fields. Sub-totals and grand totals allow an easy overview
of the impact of a forecast. The user can easily edit the forecast
and percent changes suggested by the system, and can toggle between
units and dollars.
Versatile and multi-facetted
Changed forecasts are resubmitted to the server via the Internet,
whereupon the user can choose to review another item. The client
view can be customized to modify the fields that define a unique
item, such as a combination of item, customer, sales representative,
manager, geography, or other attribute.
Reports generated and delivered easily
Reports can be generated using standard report writing tools
for on-screen viewing purposes, or for later delivery via e-mail.
TimeTrends® is a product of ALT-C Systems Inc.