Lokad Demand & Sales Forecasting / News: Recent posts

Project migrated to Google Code (check new URL)

We have moved the Lokad open source contributions to Google Code.

Please check our new project home page:
http://code.google.com/p/lokad-sdk/

Best regards,
Joannes Vermorel
Founder at Lokad

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2009-04-24

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator 2.0 released

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2009-01-04

Lokad Call Center Calculator v1.1 released

Lokad provides hosted business forecasting services. This technology can be applied to many industries including call centers or contact centers. Indeed, forecasting inbound activity volumes is critical to ensure the right amount of staff at the right time. Too much staff and the staffing budget gets out of control. Too few staff and customers are driven nuts but the waiting time.

Learn more on
http://www.lokad.com ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-09-20

Lokad: Safety Stock Calculator v1.7 released

Lokad provides business forecasting services. Integration into 3rd party app. such as Compiere, osCommerce, QuickBooks, Microsoft POS... Get started with sales forecasting, inventory optimization, or staff planning! http://www.lokad.com

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-09-20

Lokad Call Center Calculator v1.0 released

Lokad provides hosted business forecasting services. This technology can be applied to many industries including call centers or contact centers. Indeed, forecasting inbound activity volumes is critical to ensure the right amount of staff at the right time. Too much staff and the staffing budget gets out of control. Too few staff and customers are driven nuts but the waiting time.

Learn more on
http://www.lokad.com... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-08-15

Lokad: Safety Stock Calculator v1.5 released

Lokad provides business forecasting services. Integration into 3rd party app. such as Compiere, osCommerce, QuickBooks, Microsoft POS... Get started with sales forecasting, inventory optimization, or staff planning! http://www.lokad.com

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-08-14

Lokad: Safety Stock Calculator v1.4 released

Lokad provides business forecasting services. Integration into 3rd party app. such as Compiere, osCommerce, QuickBooks, Microsoft POS... Get started with sales forecasting, inventory optimization, or staff planning! http://www.lokad.com

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-08-01

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.3 released

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-07-29

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.2 released

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-06-20

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.1 released

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-05-27

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.0 released

Don't waste time or money on your inventory. Start optimizing stock levels. Get stock covers, reorder points and more. Leverage the Lokad forecasting technology to forecast customer demand. Import data from many 3rd party apps. Get started in a few minutes and get your 1-click inventory optimization report. Sort your replenishment orders by suppliers. Best suited for retail, manufacturing and eCommerce.... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-05-12

Lokad Safety Stock Calculator beta release

We have just released the first beta of Lokad Safety Stock Calculator (LSSC).
http://www.lokad.com/safety-stock-calculator-software.ashx

This application is best suited for retailers and manufacturers who need to optimize their inventory levels. LSSC provides report points optimization and stock coverage analysis.

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-04-29

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.3.0 released

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.3.0 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Version 1.3.0 with many bug fixes, and a massive performance improvement when loading data from Excel files.

Product page
http://www.lokad.com/DesktopSalesForecasting.ashx ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-04-04

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting v1.2 released

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting v1.2 is an open source Excel add-in that provides sales reporting and sales forecasting.

The version 1.2 includes several bugfixes (more issues fixed for Excel 2000, and data retrieval behavior improved when loading data from Excel spreadsheets).

Many applications are natively managed (including many open source projects), otherwise a small extension can be written to extend the support to your application. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2008-02-08

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting 1.1 released

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting v1.1 is an open source Excel add-in that provides sales reporting and sales forecasting.

The version 1.1 includes many bugfixes over the initial version. Many issues with Excel 2000, Excel 2007 and international Excel versions have been fixed.

Many applications are natively managed (including many open source projects), otherwise a small extension can be written to extend the support to your application. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-12-20

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting 1.0 release

Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting v1.0 is an open source Excel add-in that provides sales reporting and sales forecasting.

Many applications are natively managed (including many open source projects), otherwise a small extension can be written to extend the support to your application.

== Features ==
* Native integration into Microsoft Excel 2000 or higher.
* Import sales data for more than 20 business applications into Excel.
* Explore, visualize and organize your sales data through Excel.
* Upload your sales data to Lokad in one click.
* Define customizable forecasting tasks (per day, week, month).
* Download your sales forecasts through our forecasting technology.
* Windows Installer provided (uninstall is supported).... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-10-19

Lokad Desktop Workload Forecasting 1.0.0 released

Lokad Desktop Workload Forecasting 1.0.0 provides workload forecasts reports that can be integrated into your company systems (ex: call centers).
Get forecasts per hour, half-hour or quarter hour and optimize staff scheduling. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Product page
http://www.lokad.com/desktop-call-center-workload-forecasting.ashx

Community forums
http://forums.lokad.com ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-10-02

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.2.0 released

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.2.0 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Version 1.2.0 comes with a new straightforward "Get Started" form to facilitate the setup of the reporting application.

Product page
http://www.lokad.com/DesktopSalesForecasting.ashx ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-07-28

Lokad Destop Sales Forecasting 1.1.3 - Paypal enabled

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.1.3 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Paypal is now supported by Lokad Desktop.

Lokad Desktop product page
http://community.lokad.com/DesktopSalesForecasting.ashx

Community forums
http://forums.lokad.com... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-06-09

Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0.4 released (bugfix)

Lokad Sales Forecasting for osCommerce v2.0.4 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your osCommerce application. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports from your 'admin' panel. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Inventory management is a cornerstone of (e)Commerce profitability. If you keep too much inventory, your expenses go up. But if you reduce too much, you have nothing to sell. Optimal inventory levels are achieved through sales forecasting. Lokad relies on statistical collaborative algorithms to provide accurate sales forecasts even if the amount of input data is limited. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-05-30

Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.1.1 released, +7 app supported

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.1.1 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

This release includes an extended 3rd party integration support with
- CubeCart
- Neogia
- OfBiz
- Openbravo
- Opentaps
- TinyERP
- VirtueMart

Lokad Desktop product page
http://community.lokad.com/DesktopSalesForecasting.ashx ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-05-24

Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0.3 released (bugfix)

Lokad Sales Forecasting for osCommerce v2.0.3 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your osCommerce application. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports from your 'admin' panel. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Inventory management is a cornerstone of (e)Commerce profitability. If you keep too much inventory, your expenses go up. But if you reduce too much, you have nothing to sell. Optimal inventory levels are achieved through sales forecasting. Lokad relies on statistical collaborative algorithms to provide accurate sales forecasts even if the amount of input data is limited. ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-05-15

Lokad packages re-releases - Web Services migration

The Lokad Web Services have been migrated from 'www.lokad.com' to a dedicated subdomain named 'ws.lokad.com'.

As a result, we have re-released all the packages with updated default Web Services URLs.

- Lokad ASP.NET Sales Forecasting 1.0.8
- Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.1.0
- Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting 2.0.2
- Lokad OpenShell Time Series Forecasting 1.0.1

If you are already using a previous version of those applications; you do not need to upgrade, you just need to set
http://ws.lokad.com/TimeSeries.amsx
as the new WS URL.

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-05-09

Lokad ASP.NET 1.0.7 -- Lokad Deskop 1.0.10 released (bugfix)

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.0.10 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

Lokad ASP.Net Sales Forecasting 1.0.7 is an open source .Net library that provides sales forecasts reports for ASP.Net eCommerce applications. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Reports can be browsed online or downloaded as CSV files (compatible with MS Excel). ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-05-03

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.0.9 released

Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.0.9 provides sales forecasts reports integrated into your accounting / commerce / ERP systems. Get daily / weekly / monthly sales forecasts reports. Copy & Paste forecasts into Microsoft Excel.

This release includes several performance improvements as well as UI improvement (progress bar added for long operations).

Lokad Desktop product page
http://community.lokad.com/DesktopSalesForecasting.ashx ... read more

Posted by Joannes Vermorel 2007-04-30