New issue of Trends

Trends is the e-newsletter from Business Forecast Systems. Trends puts more than two decades worth of forecasting knowledge, experience and expertise at your fingertips every other month. Watch this space for tips & techniques, information & insight, observations & opinions and more.

Introducing Forecast Pro TRAC

Business Forecast Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce Forecast Pro TRAC, the newest member of the Forecast Pro software family and our most comprehensive product yet. Forecast Pro TRAC combines all of the forecasting capabilities you expect in a Forecast Pro product with the advanced data visualization and analytic tools you need to execute a complete world-class forecasting process. Converting between different units of measure, altering the data hierarchy, generating exception reports, monitoring forecast accuracy, and working with other team members to establish the final numbers are all simple point-and-click operations with Forecast Pro TRAC.

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Special Limited-Time Forecast Pro TRAC Offers for Trends Readers

To celebrate our newest release, all Trends readers who license Forecast Pro TRAC prior to August 31st will receive a free 2-hour WebEx Quick Start training plus 50% off of the regular attendee fee at the upcoming Forecast Pro User Conference. In the training, you will be guided one-on-one through Forecast Pro TRAC by an expert BFS trainer at a time you schedule, allowing you to get up to speed with TRAC quickly and efficiently.

In addition we are offering limited-time specials on TRAC licenses. Click here to learn more.

An Interview with Eric Stellwagen about the
Forecast Pro User Conference 2009

We sat down with Eric Stellwagen recently to ask him about the Forecast Pro User Conference scheduled for September 21-23 in Boston. According to Eric, "This 2-day User Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from fellow forecasters and forecasting experts representing a wide range of industries and disciplines. It is a content-rich event where attendees can learn a tremendous amount about forecasting and have a lot of fun doing it. From learning how to get the most out of Forecast Pro, to hearing the experts talk about the latest forecasting trends, to comparing your forecasting practices with those of others, this conference truly has something for everyone."

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Sneak Peek: Forecast Pro Unlimited V6 to be Released

Forecast Pro Unlimited Version 6 is scheduled for release in July, 2009. Product highlights include improved data integration, increased flexibility for report design, fiscal calendar support, menu-driven custom modeling, reporting for inventory planning, and more. Users whose Maintenance & Support is up-to-date will be contacted upon product release and receive V6 free of charge. In addition, special limited-time upgrade offers will be available for users of all earlier versions of Forecast Pro. Please contact BFS for more information.