TimeTrends Promotions Manager
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 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' bottom line.
The Promotions Manager drives the forecasting process in those
environments where the Demand Plan is really a function of the
effect of sales promotions.
Its true benefits are realized by leveraging the deliberate synergy between
the optimized forecasting tools of the TimeTrends Forecast Warehouse
and the operation-specific promotions management tools of the
- The Promotions Manager is an excellent tool around which to
build a promotions management process. It will store a complete
history of your promotional information such as multiple customer
promotion types, values, locations and effective date ranges,
in a manner that reflects your corporate promotional styles.
- The stored promotional information is always available for analysis through
TimeTrends reporting and, when defining a new promotion, you may choose to either
apply the stored historical lift or override it with your own lift value based on
newly acquired market information.
- The Promotions Manager also provides a customizable process
to intuitively combine the lift from promotional activities
with the baseline statistical forecasts generated by the TimeTrends
- Promotions can be updated either directly on the server, over your local network
or from anywhere in the world via the Internet with a choice of either Microsoft
IIS or Apache (Linux) web servers.
- We recognize the sensitive nature and strategic importance of your promotional
information. Enhanced, configurable security has been included in the module to limit
the information that each named user can view and/or edit. Users can be limited by
customer or customer group, by product or product group or any other attribute of your
- In the same manner as the other components of the TimeTrends
Forecasting solution, promotional information can be automatically
updated from other elements of your corporate information infrastructure
and automatically issue reports and alerts as determined by
your evolving requirements. This empowers your team to focus
on managing the process rather than doing
TimeTrends® is a product of ALT-C Systems Inc.