SAFIO Solutions

4.9
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4.9
Overall rating
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About SAFIO Solutions

Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool is a cloud-based demand planning solution that helps businesses handle and streamline inventory optimization processes. Professionals can view potential sales scenarios on a forecasting worksheet and visualize recurring trends using graphs or charts. Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool provides a dashboard, which allows organizations to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and generate analytical reports. Managers can collect data from multiple sources, track sales performance across various marketing channels, and improve forecasting processes. Additionally, it lets users consolidate and view information related to stock-keeping units (SKUs) in a unified platform. Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool facilitates integration with various third-party applications. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via phone, email and other online measures.
SAFIO Solutions Software - User Interface-a comprehensive location that brings all the needed info together at your fingertips.  Key info:  attributes, vendors, trend scenario, inventory on hand, shipments, comparisons to LY, comments, action markers, P.O. creation, and much more
SAFIO Solutions Software - Company Dashboard-Customizable to any metrics your company wants to see at a topline level like YTD sales to date compared to LY, stock to sales, shipments to forecast, shipped to locations, and much more.  Can then be filtered to any attribute.
SAFIO Solutions Software - Actionable Insights-Get a top level view of key elements of the business, or get a detailed view by SKU.  Can be filtered by any attribute.  Take action on the what impacts your business the most.
SAFIO Solutions Software - Forecast/Inventory Comparative Graph-evaluate forecast to inventory over time, compared to LY, etc
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SAFIO Solutions Software - User Interface-a comprehensive location that brings all the needed info together at your fingertips.  Key info:  attributes, vendors, trend scenario, inventory on hand, shipments, comparisons to LY, comments, action markers, P.O. creation, and much more - thumbnail
SAFIO Solutions Software - Company Dashboard-Customizable to any metrics your company wants to see at a topline level like YTD sales to date compared to LY, stock to sales, shipments to forecast, shipped to locations, and much more.  Can then be filtered to any attribute. - thumbnail
SAFIO Solutions Software - Actionable Insights-Get a top level view of key elements of the business, or get a detailed view by SKU.  Can be filtered by any attribute.  Take action on the what impacts your business the most. - thumbnail
SAFIO Solutions Software - Forecast/Inventory Comparative Graph-evaluate forecast to inventory over time, compared to LY, etc - thumbnail

SAFIO Solutions pricing

SAFIO Solutions does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. SAFIO Solutions paid version starts at US$750.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$750.00/month See pricing details
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

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SAFIO Solutions Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
5
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
5.0
Customer Support
5
5 reviews of 20 View all reviews
Jackie
Jackie
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/12/2017

This tool has enabled me to increase profitability, sales, and maintain optimal inventory...

Increased sales and profitability

Pros

[basic-codes]'s Sales Analysis and Forecasting Tool brings together vital information needed to make intelligent decisions in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to use of the software, I would have to pull information from multiple sources - now the information is in one place in an easy-to-use format. Sales and margin information can be analyzed at a high level, or can be sliced and diced for more in-depth analysis. The exception reporting within the tool enables me to be alerted to and focus on the opportunities and liabilities within my business. I am alerted to emerging trends quickly. Sales and profitability have increased with use of the tool. Definitely a game changer for me!

Kyle
  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 20/04/2023

Kyle Cumber - SAFIO Review

Overall I have been pleased with what SAFIO has provided and the team we have worked with at SAFIO. We typically have fast responses and they continue to impress with us with new updates. Reliability of the system has been fantastic. There has been limited down time and if there is, we get a quick response and the system is back up in no time. Our implementation, although delayed by our team, was very fast once we got to work on setting up the FTP. If I am at another company that has a forecasting gap, I would recommend SAFIO be considered as a top option.

Pros

SAFIO gives us full control of data integrity. Our sales team can only make adjustments to fields that we want them to & we have an audit trail to verify when and what changes were made. The layout of SAFIO gives us all the data we need to make forecasting & purchasing decisions accurately and timely. This allows us to manage where our forecasting issues are and focus on making sure we have inventory just in time to cover those needs.

Cons

These are features that I would like to see improved/added:1. The speed of the tool is just acceptable. Flipping between items takes between 5-10 seconds to load the page. 2. We are not currently using the forecast curves, but I think there are some major improvement that can be done in this area. We need some improvement to help our sales team getting their forecasts completed. Sales is always having programs and SKUs constantly being changed in & out which will make using a standard curve with a total for the year difficult.3. A common request in our reports lately has been to be able to flip between a SKU total & Product ID total. Would it be possible to have the main screen be able to be switched between total for all locations and each individual location? Maybe there’s an alternative solution to this.4. Sku filter – would it be possible to save a View? (like Tableau)5. Can there be a Go-to page #? If I need to clear my filters and come back, it would be nice to be able to select the page #.

Alternatives Considered

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Reasons for Choosing SAFIO Solutions

Microsoft Excel is a great tool, but should not be used as a database. The core issues with Excel is ease of use, data integrity, & formula validation. We could have formula issues or missing data that would often go unnoticed.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to SAFIO Solutions

JD Edwards is a complete ERP package. We were only looking to improve our forecasting at this time. SAFIO was a quick integration to fulfill our forecasting needs.

Response from SAFIO Solutions

Kyle- Thank you for your feedback. As a Super User of SAFIO, we greatly appreciate your detailed callouts and we will respond to each of them:
1) Speed varies by size & complexity of the data set, but we are continuously reviewing ways to better optimize it.
2) When using the account forecast override, the curve becomes the account forecast data. Like SKUs could be added to the comments section in the app to help sales differentiate.
3) Forecast Rollup report does solve this request. It mimics the main screen but can be rolled up higher than SKU level and filtered on a multitude of attributes.
4) This is a great suggestion. We do have it on our roadmap! Presently, we do have a date reviewed filter you can use to see where you left off in updating forecast or suggesting proposed orders.

Kyle, we respect your sharp acumen in the forecasting and demand planning area and we thank you for your positive assessment of SAFIO Solutions.

Paula Lewandowski
SAFIO Solutions

Replied 11/07/2023
Patrick
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 14/06/2021

Safio review

Pros

Updating forecasts can be relatively simple. The UI gives you solid information available on one screen to help you make decisions in real time.

Cons

I don't have any major cons with this software. There have been multiple points of improvement over the last year that we've suggested as ways to make life easier when using the product. These improvements were usually implemented within a few months, and the product improved.

Response from SAFIO Solutions

Patrick,

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on the SAFIO Solutions forecasting platform.

We are happy to hear that you find the ease of using the application helpful in your decision making process.

And we appreciate your acknowledgement of our continual updates. Your feedback is very important to us as we strive to deliver a "best-of" tool in the forecasting world.

Best Regards,

Paula Lewandowski
Sales & Marketing
SAFIO Solutions

Replied 15/06/2021
Penny
  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 4/06/2021

Safio user review

Pros

What I like most is how all information is one place rather than having to go to multiple data sources. The ability to change the trend scenarios is also beneficial.

Cons

In the forecast editor, better scroll options would be nice for maintaining forecasts over a long time frame.

Response from SAFIO Solutions

Thank you Penny.

We appreciate your insights to our Sales Analysis & Forecasting platform, especially from a dedicated planner user as yourself.

In our upcoming platform releases, you will see updates and enhancements that address your wish for scroll options over long time frames, so you can look forward to that update.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated, as we continue to strive for a best in class forecasting tool.

Best Regards,
Paula Lewandowski
Sales & Marketing

Replied 8/06/2021
Kelsey
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 22/02/2018

I highly recommend for strong inventory management, forecast abilities, and clear sales info.

I truly believe I would not have been as successful in maintaining an appropriate level of inventory had I not been able to utilize this software. My job would have been more difficult, taken more time, and not been as accurate without this software.

Pros

I have worked with the [basic-code] forecasting software in two separate companies. First, as an account manager at Fashion Angels, we used the software to create and/or input forecasts on specific SKUs in order to make production and purchasing decisions. The software quickly and accurately combined all data for each account on each SKU in order to make accurate decisions. It also tracked sales on each SKU by account where this information was available in order to see if the trend was accurate to the forecast. It provided snapshot sales information from previous years by account and by SKU. I believe it was paramount in making sure we had the right product at the right time, which is key especially when dealing with large retailers such as Walmart, Target, BonTon, etc. These buyers expect to have inventory available of the items they have selected for each season. The second time I encountered the software was as an inventory planner at BuySeasons. The software allowed me to make purchasing decisions based on sales trends accurately and quickly. With queries, the software could be tweaked and improved almost instantaneously when needing different output of reports or a view slightly altered. Being able to sort and filter in the software was extremely important when dealing with such a large volume of SKUs. I truly believe I would not have been as successful in maintaining an appropriate level of inventory had I not been able to utilize this software.

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