This is where you can read about all the features we've introduced for Demand Planner. We will be continuously updating this page with any new features added. You can also learn about all our new features in the release notes updates that we regularly email.
January 2020 | New purchase order screen
A new design for the 'New purchase order' screen means you can customize columns in your PO. Also, when creating a PO from a combined warehouse, you can now designate which physical warehouse will receive inventory.
January 2020 | Last sales forecasting method
We've introduced a new method to forecast demand called "Last Sales". This forecasting method is best for non-seasonal products. It is based on average sales for the last x number days, where you set the number of days. If the stockouts adjustment is enabled the forecast only looks for periods when the product was in stock. Trends are not considered with this forecasting method.
November 2019 | Send warehouse transfers to Brightpearl
Previously, Demand Planner would suggest how much inventory you should transfer to a warehouse but now it can create that transfer in Brightpearl too.
The resulting transfer will also be automatically fulfilled to a goods-out note, ready for your warehouse staff to process.
November 2019 | 'Transfer in' metric
On a warehouse transfer, the inventory is considered to be in-transit when it has been despatched from the source warehouse but not yet received into the destination warehouse. This inventory figure is now visible in Demand Planner via the 'Transfer in' metric and will affect your replenishment suggestions.
November 2019 | Set forecast date range by variant
You can now define the sales period used to calculate the forecast on a variant level.
The date range shown in the Replenishment report's upper right corner will apply to all variants unless you define custom forecast settings. Custom forecast settings are editable in the Details of a variant or using Bulk Actions.
November 2019 | Forecast method and replenishment details
When viewing Details, the forecast method is now shown along with critical replenishment data. This makes it easier to review factors that affect your forecast and replenishment suggestions.
November 2019 | Import forecast overrides and stockout history
It's now possible to import forecast overrides. From the Edit Forecast page, select Import and choose Forecast override to import either the units to sell per month or a percentage change.
It's also possible to import stockout history. Demand Planner tracks inventory levels from the creation of your Brightpearl account, but if you have stockout history prior to that date you can now import it directly into Demand Planner. This can help newer accounts to have a more accurate forecast more quickly. Read more about stockout history here.