A sales forecasting tool designed for business planning and analyzing a company’s performance.
Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc. is a branch of a Japanese food company that specializes in the production and sales of ready-to-cook food and instant noodles. The company has offices and factories in nine countries, and its products are sold worldwide.
The client needed help to automate the process of sales planning and improve document management. EffectiveSoft was chosen to develop such a system from scratch. It was necessary to ensure the ability to access the application both from within the corporate network and from outside the company. In addition, our engineers had to provide interoperability with the existing third-party business management solutions used by the customer.
While working on the project, the development team faced a problem of the application’s low performance resulting from the fact that a large amount of data had to be analyzed, calculated and filtered each time a forecast was modified.
It took EffectiveSoft almost four months to develop the first version of the system. Our engineers successfully overcame the challenge of the application’s low performance by implementing an inner data warehouse dynamically applying all the changes when the data was modified.
Web Planner is a corporate server-based web application for planning the end-to-end sales strategy based on comprehensive forecasts and analytics. Thanks to Azure Active Directory, the application can be securely accessed via any commonly used Internet browser on a PC connected to the Internet.
Web Planner has several advanced features. The application saves all input and generated data and can make sales forecasts automatically based on this stored historical data. It also helps sales managers and other employees to analyze the current sales rates and compare them with the ones in the previous fiscal year. The application generates informative charts and diagrams, thus giving the users a clear understanding of the changes in the completed sales and providing insights into the future figures.
Apart from Web Planner, EffectiveSoft completed a few other projects for the customer. The three products together, the claims management system, the ticket tracking system, and Web Planner, make up a complex business management software pack.