SAFIO Solutions provides the confidence to make improved inventory optimization and forecasting decisions that impact the company bottom line!
SAFIO Solutions Forecasting Platform
- Gathers all vital company data into one convenient and comprehensive location
- Creates the vision and efficiency needed to improve forecasting, align inventory to demand and enhance profitability
- Presents dashboard analytics and visualization for high-level overviews to deep-dive analysis
- Focuses on emerging trends, opportunities and liabilities where actions can then be taken to achieve desired results
- Provides consistent and accurate reporting for team collaboration and review
SAFIO Solutions is a cloud based forecasting software solution for inventory optimization. It delivers a comprehensive platform that provides vision, efficiency and analytics to make strategic decisions for improved operational performance.
Audrey Walby, founder and president, has an extensive career as a planner, manager and merchant. She found the lack of an appropriate and accurate forecasting tool that was desperately needed at the time. So, twenty some years ago, Audrey went to work at developing one herself. She was self-taught in the coding needed to compile the masterpiece of a forecasting solution she called [basic-code]™. The application was used throughout her career in various positions and companies. At every installation it proved to deliver success in financial metrics such as: increased sales, improved profit, better inventory costs and turn. Not to mention, happy planners!
Today, the application has been transformed and updated to a web-based SaaS platform now renamed SAFIO Solutions. As the leader of SAFIO Solutions, Audrey is committed to delivering a best in class product. Superior to those of competitors because it was built with the intuitiveness of the planner mindset. By offering up SAFIO Solutions to planners alike, Audrey’s goal is to help those in need; to free them of cumbersome spreadsheets and systems and time-consuming manual tasks. Therefore giving them the freedom and confidence to do what they were trained to do – forecast! And accurately.
The team at SAFIO Solutions have used the Forecasting Tool in their many career positions and been the beneficiaries of great results by using the tool. This is what compels the team to provide this same real value to other customers and companies.
Retail / Ecommerce
The SAFIO Solutions Team
Questions & Answers
How does the forecasting tool work?
The Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool© integrates a customers’ vital data into a single, comprehensive tool. As a result this creates the vision and efficiency needed to improve forecasting, align inventory to demand, enhance profitability and make strategic decisions resulting in improved KPI’s.
Can the tool be used with my current system?
It is a standalone software solution that is focused on forecasting and demand planning. Most importantly it can be used with your company’s current system or in conjunction with any ERP.
Will this tool help me identify trends in demand?
The Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool© provides the vision and reporting needed. This allows you to focus on emerging trends, opportunities and liabilities where action can then be taken to achieve desired results. It also has visual dashboards and reports to display vital sales information such as map dashboards.
Will I still have to jump from screen-to-screen for information?
It includes over 20 features that enable the user to slice and dice the data in multiple ways. This allows you to achieve the best analysis all on one screen. It pulls together all vital information including: sales orders, purchase orders, shipments, product information, vendor information and customer information. All in one easy to use interface so your information is available at the click of a button.
Is it difficult to get the reporting?
It offers customized and exception reporting, available at the click of a button. As a result the reporting provides consistent and efficient intelligence. This is due to database formatting. Dashboard analytics and visualization provide additional reporting options.
How do I stay on schedule with my goals?
These features, along with planner interaction result in improved KPI’s like increased sales, improved profit and increased turn. Therefore leading to inventory optimization and better cash flow.
Is the tool user friendly?
Yes. For instance, our copyrighted forecasting software was developed by a user with a planner, manager, merchant mindset. This makes it extremely user friendly. Our proprietary Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool integrates a client’s vital data into a single, convenient and user-friendly interface. One that is easy to learn and navigate. Accessibility to reporting is a huge time savings.
How quickly will I be able to use the tool?
The forecasting process utilizes a data base platform that is already defined. This results in reduced start-up time. The integration to “go-live” time is 6-8 weeks.
What is included with the tool?
Our low-barrier-to-entry cost is all inclusive of the forecasting software solutions, data visualization and cloud based installation. This includes expert planner assistance for set up, multiple user seats, training and readily available customer service. Above all, this approach encourages companies to gain unprecedented insight into their sales and inventory. In a matter of weeks! After that, Once up-and-running, companies find our system to be invaluable, relying on for years to come. Other services available include Professional Planning.
Which type of business can benefit from the tool?
SAFIO Solutions has been used by multiple businesses across several industries. Above all it has proven success by enabling the delivery of improved KPI’s at every business it has been applied. Most importantly, any company that holds inventory optimization as a asset is an opportunity for an improved and efficient forecasting platform.