Achievements in 2014

A Recap of 2014 for Autobox 

What a Year of Change!

Great things have been happening with Autobox in 2014.   Be part of it! 

  • Tom Reilly took over as CEO at the beginning of the year.   
  • Signed a deal with the “Supply Chain Vendor of 2013”, LLamasoft to integrate Autobox into their software.  We attended their User’s Conference to discuss our software as part of this agreement.
  • Launched our Cloud Based version of Autobox called “Cloud Collaborative Forecasting”.  It is web based, parallel processing, collaborative, error tracking and connected to databases.   
  • Launched Autobox DB which connects to databases like SQL Server, Excel and Access.  It is a rewrite of Autobox so it is really the future of Autobox in terms of a technology base.
  • Released the option to calculate Price Elasticities automatically as an option for Autobox 7.0.  This allows the calculation of price elasticities, but within a robust modeling approach as opposed to the simplistic and presumptive approaches which assume a lot.
  • Released the "Threshold Detection" for Capacity Warning  and "Large Outlier" Reporting as an option for Autobox 7.0. This allows users to find out the date when the forecast will exceed your Capacity.  The Large Outlier reporting allows for the specification of "give me the top 10 outliers", for example.
  • Released the ability to deliver the model equation as a PMML file which can then be integrated into optimization or other post processing tools.
  • Exhibited at at the INFORMS Analytics Conference in Boston April 2014 and put on a Pre-conference workshop which was well attended.
  • Exhibited at the 2014 Annual APICS Conference in New Orleans in October.
  • Launched a Facebook page with some pictures going back many many years ago. 
  • Featured article with Autobox profiled coming out in December in the Government Finance Officers Association’s publication called “Government Finance Review”. 
  • Created Interesting BLOG posts.
  • Debated on proper time series approaches in the many linkedin discussion groups(including our own!) and stackexchange. See our posts here
  • Autobox discussion group has grown to over 1,200 members. Participate if you haven’t already!

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If you would like to co-present at a conference your companies experience using Autobox, let us know if you want to pursue this.  If you have any comments, questions, recommendations about Autobox or forecasting in general, contact us.
Take a look at the Capabilities ppt on our website as it might have some interesting applications for using Autobox in ways you haven’t considered.

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