The module described in this article has been marked as a legacy module. This means the following:
We don't create new features for this module or fix any bugs.
The module is not available anymore in Xentral instances (demo or licensed) created after 28-Sep-2022. If you as a new user have special requirements that could only be fulfilled by this module, please contact our customer support team to discuss a solution.
For more information, see also Why is Xentral deprecating some modules and what does this mean for you?
The Product forecast module is used to provide an overview of specific products and to show in what quantity they are currently present in sales orders, supplier orders and confirmed goods receipts. In this way, possible bottlenecks in the supply chain can be identified and avoided at an early stage. Which products should appear in the list can be determined by the user.
The "Overview" tab shows a table with all products that have been created and the current stock level. The other columns represent for the past months the quantities of the article in orders (AB), Orders (BE) and confirmed goods receipts (WE) compared.
Using the green icons on the bottom right, the table can be saved at any time as a CSV, Excel or PDF file or printed directly.
In order for a product to be displayed in the overview, it must first be created as an entry in the settings for the "Product forecast" app. In the settings, click on "Create new entry", enter the product and the supplier. The "Sequence" field specifies the position in the Overview the product should be placed.