Each department has a different use for the forecast.
Operation and procurement want to know how many cases to make and when.
Sales department will want to know monthly and yearly goals set by dollars.
Finance wants to know cost of goods sold for the current forecast/budget.
Delivering on these specific needs can be difficult…especially when the forecast fractures into multiple versions.
Web-Integrated is a solution that can fulfill on all of those departmental needs. The forecast is set is cases while multiplied against customer pricing. Allowing Operations and Sales to see cases and dollars at a one to one relationship.
Finance can set a yearly budget at the Item/customer group and calculation how much cost of goods sold will total. With the budget set Finance can easy gather information on profit margin and maybe evaluate capacity constraints before they happen. They can evaluate work force and warehouse space without making any assumptions in the data.