Avercast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Avercast

Demand planning & supply chain management

4.56/5 (16 reviews)

Avercast overview

What is Avercast?

Avercast is a customizable demand planning and supply chain forecasting solution for demand planners and executives across a range of industries. The cloud-based tool offers features for inventory forecasting, batch analysis, supply planning, stock level alerts, operations planning, and more. It also integrates with third party ERP (enterprise resource planning) and BI (business intelligence) platforms including Quickbooks, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, Qlik, Epicor, and more in order to ensure data is always synchronized and up-to-date across systems.

Avercast can be used by demand planners to manage their supply chain, with the ability to customize workflows and functionality to suit specific business needs. The platform offers over 200 forecasting algorithms to gain insight into stock and demand across locations, SKUs, sales regions, and more. Avercast also facilitates supply planning with tools for planning stock replenishment, generating “What If” scenarios, and setting up alerts triggered by events such as stock falling below a pre-defined level. Avercast offers additional modules including sales and operations planning, rough cut capacity planning, sales collaboration, vendor collaboration, and rental analysis.
www.avercast.com

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United States, Canada

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Avercast reviews

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Pranav Gupta

Easy to work as they completely understand our business requirements and provides best solution

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Avercast can be customized as per organization's needs and serves as one-stop solution for efficient Supply Chain. With thousands of fast moving SKUs we are able to manage the forecasting and planning in literally minutes with customized reports. What really makes a business different, apart from functionalities, is the service it provides to it's customers and the value it adds. As a customer, working with Avercast for over a year, we have been extremely satisfied with the service and state-of-the-art functionalities which the software brings along.

Cons
I would like to see an increase in the frequency of online webinars they currently hold, which not only encourages us to share best practices, with other organizations, but also acts as a medium to adapt to one.

Response from Avercast


Pranav, thanks so much for the accolades! We are glad the customization of Avercast has been useful to you and your team. Great to hear you rely on Avercast to manage forecasting and planing and even greater to hear that you can do it in minutes.

Great suggestion to have more webinars. We are planning one in the next few weeks so keep an eye on your e-mail.

Thanks again for your kind words. It is great working with you as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James Riley

The Avercast program has many features that I use on a daily basis. Once I understood how the progr

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Avercast gives you the ability to make forecast plans and events on several levels. It allows you to not only plan demand at the SKU level, it has the ability to roll that demand up to different levels, allowing you to get a high level view of the total demand and overall trends. The built in forecasting methods are a covenant when you want to automate some of your forecasting. The data extract and import modules are very convenient when you are maintaining your items, or updating a large number of forecasts at one time. The program overall has helped us reduce our overall inventory levels, as well as helped us gain better access and visibility into our supply and forecasting plans.

Cons
Because Avercast has so many built in fuctions, and the Avercast team continues to improve the functionality of the program, one of the difficulties that we see are, whenever there is a new version roll out there are several customizations that we have built into our version that need to be rewritten and rebuilt into our new versions in order for our program to run correctly again. Although the use of built in forecasting methods makes forecasting convienant, it is often difficult to know which forecasting algorithms are being applied to the forecast and what data they are being derived from. It would be nice if Avercast gave you an idea of what forecasting methods are being applied and how to interpret the out put of those forecasting algorithms.

Response from Avercast


Thanks for the review James! We appreciate your business over the last few years. We're glad you like the features of our demand planning software and are glad you have been able to reduce overall inventory. We are working to provide better documentation for our custom enhancements.

Feel free to give us a call or an e-mail with any questions you have in the mean time. Thank you again for leaving such a great review.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jim Bell

Great Planning Software for Manufacturing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Great Customer Support. Enhancement requests heard at the annual customer conference. Assurance that the best plan is being implemented by the system which saves us time and money annually.

Pros
We have been using Avercast for 4-5 years now, and the improvements from our old methods to this have been very noticeable. Given the wide range of algorithms the system uses and not to mention the ease of use, whether you are a roll-up or top-down planning company, Avercast adapts to your business needs. More importantly, because of Avercast our team is allowed to focus our time on outliers in the system. When you are a very SKU intense organization like we are, time management is everything. I think the biggest gain with Avercast though is the customer support you receive with the software. There's no helpdesk email or portal system. We simply call the office and speak right with their developers; a huge win in our opinion.

Cons
The only thing that needs improvement, in our opinion is the user interface. With Avercast being an SQL based program, it still resembles one on the front end. Given the enhancements in technology each day, it would be great to see the Avercast software get a new face lift. Don't be fooled though. The dated design in no way reflects the capabilities of the calculations and processes that the software uses. We don't care how dated the front end looks as long as the information is accurate and correct.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Daniel Weiss

It is a great tool to view & track inventory

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use & to review the data, exporting of data is also user friendly.Easy to view inventory by category, by dollar , by group

Cons
Not that easy to make adjustments & keep the adjustments

Response from Avercast


Thanks for leaving this review, Daniel. We are happy to hear you find Avercast easy to use. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or suggestions for additional features. Thanks again for taking time to leave this review!

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Molly Rammel-Puckett

Avercast's tool is already robust, but they are next level when it comes to cutting edge development

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

We've not only seen generous financial gains from the reduction of excess inventory as a by product of implementing the software but also a major improvement in our processes, collaboration, and general understanding of our mission as planners for the company. Our team now spends the appropriate amount of time analyzing the data, putting into practice the adage of "work smarter, not harder." Avercast is the tool that will allow our company sustainable growth for decades moving forward.

Pros
Flexibility, customer service, openness and follow through to develop enhancements, consistent and easy implementation, quick ROI

Cons
I have little to no complaints, this should be a software solution that is on everyone's list when considering purchasing a demand planning software system.

Response from Avercast


Thank you for your kinds words, Molly! We appreciate your loyalty to Avercast during your time using the software. We're thrilled our software has helped you see generous financial gains. We know it can be daunting to find a software that works well for managing demand in your company and we are glad you trust Avercast to do that. Let us know if you have any questions or need support from our staff. Thanks again for leaving such a great review.

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Avercast pricing

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Avercast features

Activity Dashboard
Inventory Management
Third Party Integration

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Customizable Reporting (370 other apps)
Data Import/Export (338 other apps)
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Monitoring (255 other apps)
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Additional information for Avercast

Key features of Avercast

  • Business Rules Management
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Category Customization
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Information
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Merchandise Management
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Planned vs Actual Tracking
  • Plant-Level Planning
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Reorder Management
  • Replenishment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Forecasting
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