Demand forecasting software

EazyStock’s forecasting algorithms use artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable you to track and understand demand volatility and adjust replenishment parameters as necessary.

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Benefits of demand forecasting tools

There’s always a place for gut feeling and experience, but wouldn’t it be great if data backed that up? We love an Excel spreadsheet as much as the next person. However, if you’re still using Excel for your demand forecasting, it’s time to try AI-powered demand forecasting software. EazyStock uses machine-learning-powered algorithms to make your life easier and provide more accurate forecasts that consider seasonality, trends and promotions with less effort – win-win.  

Demand forecasting software is the foundation of any good inventory management strategy. Accurate demand forecasts help balance stock levels to prevent excess stock while ensuring you have product availability to keep customers happy and competitors at bay.

The more confident you are in your demand forecasting, the more confident you can be that you’re reaching your full sales potential and not missing out on sales revenue due to stockouts.

Demand forecasting software also allows you to:

  • track trends and changes in the market
  • improve order efficiency by reducing order frequency and rushed orders
  • build strong relationships with your suppliers by giving them more notice so they can plan to meet your delivery deadlines.

How demand forecasting software works

Demand forecasting involves more than simply calculating a three-month running average to predict upcoming demand. While your ERP might have inventory management functionality, it will be too simple and lead to inaccurate forecasts and stocking policies.

While EazyStock isn’t a crystal ball, it offers easy-to-use, advanced demand forecasting functionality to deliver accurate forecasts considering seasonality, trends and promotions. EazyStock’s machine-learning forecasting algorithms enable you to track and understand demand volatility and adjust replenishment parameters as necessary.

You’ll be able to identify customer behaviour trends and respond accordingly to improve service levels and order fulfilment rates without increasing stock investment.

Seasonality forecasting

If you’re struggling with forecasting seasonal items, let EazyStock make your life easier! EazyStock automatically identifies and integrates seasonal demand profiles into the demand forecasting process. This ensures you have enough stock to cover peaks in demand, with the peace of mind that as orders decline, your stock levels automatically follow.

Statistical demand forecasting

The demand for an item changes as it moves through its product life cycle, from growth to maturity and decline. This means that using the same forecasting method or algorithm won’t work. Using a different algorithm for each life-cycle stage is best to get the most out of your historical data and increase forecast accuracy.

If maths isn’t your strong point, and learning multiple algorithms makes you want to hide, EazyStock classifies stock items into different demand types, depending on their life cycle stage and demand profile. This demand type then determines the statistical algorithm used to calculate high-precision forecasts, and EazyStock uses AI to do the work for you. If you’re already a maths genius, you’ll love talking to us about our powerful algorithms – and we’ll love explaining them to you! For advice on improving your forecast accuracy, we’ve got a handy guide.

Forecasting new products

How do you accurately forecast demand for a new product without any sales data? You use EazyStock’s supersession and similar item forecasting functionality.

Whether a new item is replacing an existing one or you’re launching a brand-new product, EazyStock creates forecasts based on sales history from existing or similar items at specific points in time. Combine this with your market research, and cross over and under-stocking off your worry list when new products enter the market.


Adjusting forecasts for promotions

When you’re running campaigns, balancing high stock availability with a low risk of excess stock at the end of the promotion shouldn’t feel like walking a tightrope. With EazyStock, you can refine your demand forecasts and replenishment parameters to match planned promotional activity making promotional forecasts a walk in the park.


Demand projections

Knowledge is power! EazyStock uses machine learning to create accurate demand projections considering lead times and potential stock levels. You can share scheduled order dates and quantities with suppliers so they can plan their operations, and, in return, you can negotiate the best price and get a more reliable supply.

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Multi-location inventory management

EazyStock’s smart, multi-location functionality ensures you have optimal levels of the right stock in the right place every time.

Sales promotion software

EazyStock’s sales promotion functionality allows you to add campaigns to your demand forecasts for optimum forecasting accuracy.

Seasonal forecasting

With EazyStock’s seasonal demand forecasting functionality, you can ensure you have the right items on your shelves to maximise sales opportunities while preventing a build-up of excess stock when the season ends.

AI-powered inventory optimisation software

Powered by AI, EazyStock improves demand forecast accuracy while the AI Help Assistant gives you more control of your inventory.