Lokad SAS503710899

Programmation informatique

83 boulevard Vincent Auriol (83-85) 75013 Paris

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Président

Joannes

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Vermorel

Effectif 2017

20 à 49

Ancienneté

11 ans

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Quantitative Supply Chain SoftwareSource : Twitter

Take a quantitative control over your supply chain. Better service levels with less stocks. Supply chain excellence requires smart optimization of millions of decisions, rather than merely making decisions out of habit or inertia.Source : Site web

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Lokad SAS appartient au secteur de la programmation informatique, le code NAF correspondant est 6201Z. Cette entreprise est affiliée au numéro de siren suivant : 503710899. Son adresse postale se situe dans la ville de Paris. L'entité Lokad SAS a un indice de confiance de 90/100, cet indice se base sur plusieurs critères. La création de la structure a été réalisé pendant l'année 2008. Durant l'année 2018 le capital de cette structure a été évalué à 55 846,40 €. L'effectif de Lokad SAS était de 20 à 49 employés durant l'année 2017. Elle dispose de 3 marques déposées, dont les marques Terab, LOKAD Quantitative Supply Chain et LOKAD. Le n° de TVA qui lui est lié est : FR70503710899. La structure Lokad SAS est présente sur un réseau social : Twitter. Vous pouvez découvrir la page Twitter de cette affaire sous la désignation de lokad. Une structure vive sur internet, cette dernière a 573 followers en ce qui concerne son compte Twitter.

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  1. Type Société par actions simplifiée (SAS)
  2. Date de création 07/04/2008
  3. Effectif 20 à 49 (2017)
  4. Capital social 55 846,40€ (2018)
  5. TVA intercommunautaire FR70503710899
  6. Numéro de SIREN 503710899
  7. Code NAF Programmation informatique (6201Z)
  8. Statut SIRENE Active
  9. Statut RCS Immatriculée

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Dirigeants Lokad SAS (7)

Âge moyen des dirigeants

41 ANS

Durée moyenne de mandat

< 1 MOIS

Parité

20%80%
  • Joannes Vermorel

    Président

    Présent

    En poste

    @ PRO

  • Emmanuel De Maistre

    Administrateur

    2016 - Présent

    En poste

    @ PRO

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Employés Lokad SAS (18)

  • Victor NICOLLET

    CTO

    @ PRO

  • BAPTISTE MANESSI

    Chief Supply Chain Data Scientist

    @ PRO

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Annonces légales (10)

  • Modification

    11 juil. 2018

    Le capital social de Lokad SAS vaut maintenant 55 846,40 €, après une réduction de 16.1%.

  • Modification

    9 févr. 2018

    Lokad SAS a maintenant installé son nouveau siège social à l'adresse 83-85 boulevard Vincent-Auriol - 75013 Paris. Lokad SAS a changé d'adresse (tout en restant dans le même ressort de tribunal) : non déterminée.

  • Modification

    28 janv. 2018

    L'administration de Lokad SAS est modifiée comme suit :
    modification du Président Vermorel, Joannes ; nomination du Commissaire aux comptes titulaire : SAS AVARE AUDIT ; nomination du Commissaire aux comptes suppléant : Bourhis, Pascal.

  • Modification

    29 févr. 2016

    Lokad SAS a maintenant installé son nouveau siège social à l'adresse 14 rue des Reculettes - 75013 Paris. Lokad SAS a changé d'adresse (tout en restant dans le même ressort de tribunal) : non déterminée.

  • Modification

    24 avr. 2015

    L'administration de Lokad SAS est modifiée comme suit :
    Commissaire aux comptes titulaire partant : Galibert, Henri-Paul, Commissaire aux comptes suppléant partant : Isla, Jean-Antoine.

  • Modification

    23 févr. 2014

    L'administration de Lokad SAS est modifiée comme suit :
    Administrateur partant : Steinberg, Matthias, nomination de l'Administrateur : De Maistre, Emmanuel.

  • Modification

    30 nov. 2012

    Le capital social de Lokad SAS vaut maintenant 66 580 €, après une augmentation de 8.8%.

  • Modification

    30 nov. 2012

    L'administration de Lokad SAS est modifiée comme suit :
    nomination de l'Administrateur : Poutrel, Thibault, nomination de l'Administrateur : Vinciguerra, Arnaud.

  • Modification

    27 avr. 2012

    L'administration de Lokad SAS est modifiée comme suit :
    modification du Président du conseil d'administration Vermorel, Joannes, nomination de l'Administrateur : Maintier, nom d'usage : Vermorel, Estelle, nomination de l'Administrateur : Steinberg, Matthias.

  • Modification

    28 févr. 2012

    Le capital social de Lokad SAS vaut maintenant 61 212 €, après une augmentation de 5.0%.

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Marques déposées (3)

  • Terab

    18 janv. 2018

    18 janv. 2028

    Marque enregistrée

    LOKAD Quantitative Supply Chain

    9 nov. 2017

    9 nov. 2027

    Marque enregistrée

    LOKAD

    8 mars 2007

    8 mars 2027

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Les 3 classes les plus utilisées sont les classes 09, 42, 38. Une des 3 classes les plus utilisées est "Appareils et instruments scientifiques ou optiques ou d'enregistrement".

ClassesNb de marques
09 3
42 3
38 3

Adresses Lokad SAS (3)

  • Siret : 50371089900033 (siège social)

    Actif

    83 boulevard Vincent Auriol (83-85) 75013 Paris

    Programmation informatique (6201Z)

    15 janv. 2018

    Siret : 50371089900025

    Fermé

    14 rue des Reculettes 75013 Paris

    Programmation informatique (6201Z)

    1 janv. 2016

    20 à 49

    15 janv. 2018

  • Siret : 50371089900017

    Fermé

    70 rue Lemercier 75017 Paris

    Programmation informatique (6201Z)

    7 avr. 2008

    1 janv. 2016

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Blog Lokad SAS (369)

  • 10 juin 2019

    A manufacturer's perspective

    A few days ago, a prospect raised several sharp questions concerning the applicability of the Quantitative Supply Chain perspective to address the supply chain challenges as faced by many large manufacturing companies.

  • 03 juin 2019

    Fall in love with the problem, not the solution

    Every single SKU calls for mundane daily decisions, such as moving in more stock or changing the underlying price tag.

  • 16 avril 2019

    Humans in modern supply chains

    Supply chains are complex systems, possibly among the most complex ones ever engineered by mankind, encompassing people (many), machines (diverse) and software (tons).

  • 03 avril 2019

    Integers and uncertainty in differentiable programming

    Markus Leopoldseder (Director of Knowledge - Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Practice at McKinsey) raised two relevant questions concerning the applicability of Differentiable Programming (DP) for supply chain purposes.

  • 27 mars 2019

    Differentiable Programming as in 'AI' that works

    We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the Lokad private beta for differentiable programming intended for quantitative supply chain optimization. Differentiable programming is the descendent of deep learning, and represents the convergence of two algorithmic fields: machine learni...

  • 15 mars 2019

    A numerical take on DDMRP

    DDMRP stands for Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning. In the last few years, the popularity of DDMRP has been growing in certain industries; occupying the niche that lean manufacturing or six sigma used to occupy. Yet, what can really be expected from DDMRP and how much novelty does it b...

  • 05 février 2019

    An algebra for supply chain economics

    The first principle of our Quantitative Supply Chain manifesto states that all futures should be considered. Thus, we expanded Envision two years ago to natively work with random variables. This probabilistic algebra is the cornerstone of our way of dealing with uncertain futures. Then, the secon...

  • 28 janvier 2019

    Real-time data exploration with slices

    Two months ago, we rolled out a major new feature for Lokad: our first bit of real-time data exploration. This feature is codenamed dashboard slicing, and it took us a complete overhaul of the low-level data processing back-end powering Envision to get it done. With dashboard slices, every dashbo...

  • 21 janvier 2019

    Lean scalable processing for supply chains

    With the advent of cloud computing, a little more than a decade ago, it has become straightforward to acquire computing resources on-demand (storage, compute, network) pretty much at any scale as long as one is willing to pay for it. Yet, while it is straightforward to perform large scale calcula...

  • 21 janvier 2019

    Crafting homepages

    Supply chains are complex and as a result our clients frequently end up with a dozen bespoke dashboards, each dashboard being designed as an entry point to address a key business challenge. As the modelization of the supply chain gets refined over time, the complexity of the Lokad account tends t...

  • 11 janvier 2019

    Columnar Random Forests

    Many supply chain challenges can be framed as either classification or regression problems. For example, forecasting demand can be seen as a regression; while deciding whether aligning a price with the price point of a competitor is acceptable can be seen as a classification. A random forest is a...

  • 09 janvier 2019

    Happy New Year 2019!

    2018 has been a fantastic year for Lokad - we achieved more than 50% growth while remaining profitable. For 2019, I am wishing the best to our all clients who trusted us and made this possible. Anecdotally, in 2018 among the employees of Lokad French citizens have become a minority, representing ...

  • 02 novembre 2018

    Dear Systems integrated

    Dear Systems, an increasingly popular cloud-based inventory management software, is now natively supported by Lokad.

  • 21 septembre 2018

    Website refresh

    Lokad turned 10 years old last spring, and a large redesign of our website was well overdue. Earlier this month, we rolled-out a new version of our website. It’s certainly the most usable and best looking website we have ever had. One of the specific challenges that Lokad faces is the sheer amoun...

  • 07 août 2018

    The limited applicability of backtesting

    Backtesting is a design of experiment where one truncates historical data back to a point in the past, and applies a learning algorithm, or an optimization algorithm, against this truncated dataset in order to assess how well this algorithm would have performed under those historical conditions. ...

  • 25 juin 2018

    Improving a forecasting technology

    Since Lokad’s creation , our goal has been to relentlessly improve our forecasting technology in order to deliver superior forms of supply chain optimization. Almost a decade ago, I was already pointing out that being a machine learning company is odd: progress is steady but also non-linear and e...

  • 14 mai 2018

    Launch of LokadTV

    As you may have noticed myself and the team here at Lokad have taken advantage of our new glamorous surroundings to work on a number of YouTube videos over the last couple of weeks. Within the videos we discuss the latest advances in technology and explore how they can bring change to the supply ...

  • 26 avril 2018

    Expanding office space at Lokad

    Over the last couple of months Lokad has passed a number of important milestones, including the implementation of our deep learning forecasting engine and the publication of a new book. All of these milestones have been made possible by the hard work and commitment of the team here at Lokad, a te...

  • 30 mars 2018

    Gold sponsor ACM programming contest

    The future of supply chains depends on critical innovation such as deep learning or Bitcoin, the only blockchain that appears to have at least a plausible chance of delivering the massive on-chain scalability that supply chains require. Young talents capable of delivering tomorrow’s innovation sh...

  • 15 février 2018

    Beyond in-memory databases

    Most IT buzzwords age poorly, and for a good reason: most tech that used to have a competitive advantage gets superseded by superior alternatives within a decade or less.

  • 05 février 2018

    Book: The Quantitative Supply Chain

    My latest book, The Quantitative Supply Chain is out! This book presents the Lokad way of envisioning supply chains, which is best summarized through our supply chain manifesto. Your supply chain deserves what machine learning and big data have to offer. The book can be acquired online. Lokad wil...

  • 29 janvier 2018

    From Crps to Cross Entropy

    Our deep learning technology is an important milestone for both us and our clients.

  • 07 novembre 2017

    Deep Learning as 5th gen forecasting engine

    As part of our core commitment to deliver the most accurate forecasts that technology can produce, we are proud to announce that our 5th generation of forecasting engine is now live at Lokad. This engine is bringing the largest accuracy improvement that we have ever managed to achieve in a single...

  • 04 octobre 2017

    MRO Europe in London, join us!

    The Lokad team is at MRO Europe 2017 in London this week. Join us at our booth!

  • 27 septembre 2017

    The age of online supply chains

    We are proud to announce that Lokad now has a native integration for Piwik, an open source web tracking software. In short, Piwik is just like Google Analytics, except that it gives your company full control over your own web traffic data. In particular, it makes sense not to trust the same compa...

  • 03 septembre 2017

    An aviation case study: Spairliners

    Back in 2014, Spairliners became one of the first companies to deploy probabilistic forecasts at scale to improve their supply chain. It turned out that those forecasts are an excellent fit for aerospace challenges. Fast-forward present time, Spairliners has agreed to let us produce a video case ...

  • 10 août 2017

    Periodic demand forecast

    As a rule of thumb, whenever supply chain is involved, probabilistic forecasts yield superior results compared to traditional periodic forecasts; i.

  • 15 juin 2017

    Text mining for better demand forecasts

    We are proud to announce that Lokad is now featuring text mining capabilities that assist its forecasting engine in delivering accurate demand forecasts, even when looking at products associated with sparse and intermittent demand that do not benefit from attributes such as categories and hierarc...

  • 07 juin 2017

    Entropy analysis for supply chain IT system discovery

    The IT landscape of supply chains is nearly always complex. Indeed, by nature, supply chains involve multiple actors, multiple sites, multiple systems, etc.

  • 08 mai 2017

    Probabilistic demand forecasting for Fashion

    A few weeks ago, in Berlin, Lokad was invited on stage at Vizions 2017 to give a talk about probabilistic forecasting and how this paradigm will change the future of supply chain for the fashion industry.

  • 29 avril 2017

    The illustrated stock reward function

    The stock reward function is a key ingredient to make the most of probabilistic forecasts in order to boost your supply chain performance. The stock reward is used for computing the return on investment for every extra unit of stock to be purchased or manufactured. The stock reward function is ex...

  • 28 mars 2017

    The Supply Chain Scientist

    Artificial intelligence has been making steady progress over the last few decades.

  • 08 février 2017

    Fashion demand forecasting

    Forecasting is hard. Forecasting the future of fashion is insanely hard.

  • 24 janvier 2017

    Machine learning jobs at Lokad

    Machine learning along with artificial intelligence have become buzzwords. Given that Lokad has become identified as one of the key European companies that generate real-world decisions driven by machine learning - supply chain decisions actually - we are getting a growing number of applicants.

  • 16 janvier 2017

    The test of supply chain performance

    Answering these 12 questions tell more about your supply chain performance than nearly all benchmarks and audits that the market has to offer.

  • 03 janvier 2017

    2017, year of quantitative supply chain

    Thanks to the probabilistic forecasting engine that we released last year, our capacity to optimize supply chains has dramatically improved over the last couple of months.

  • 06 décembre 2016

    Markdown tile and Summary tile

    The dashboards produced by Lokad are composite: they are built of tiles that can be rearranged as you see fit.

  • 21 novembre 2016

    Preparing enterprise data takes 6 months

    How long does it take to get started with Lokad? Answering this question is tough because often our answer is about 3 to 6 months.

  • 18 octobre 2016

    Probabilistic promotions forecasting

    Forecasting promotions is notoriously difficult. It involves data challenges, process challenges and optimization challenges.

  • 03 octobre 2016

    Ionic data storage for high scalability in supply chain

    Supply chains moved quite early on towards computer-based management systems. Yet, as a result, many large companies have decade-old supply chain systems which tend to be sluggish when it comes to crunching a lot of data.

  • 26 septembre 2016

    Will compilation save supply chains?

    Yes. To a noticeable extent. And I would never have ventured to put forward this opinion when founding Lokad nearly a decade ago.

  • 02 septembre 2016

    Visualizing probabilities with histograms

    The future is uncertain, and one of the best mathematical tools we have for coping with this fact is the distribution of probability.

  • 22 août 2016

    Hiring Big Data Analyst and Software Engineer

    Once again, we are hiring. We are looking for a Software Engineer and a Business Data Analyst.

  • 30 juin 2016

    Multicolor line charts

    The releases of Lokad are done on Tuesdays, and every Tuesday, we release a few more useful bits.

  • 24 juin 2016

    Senior software engineer wanted!

    We are hiring again! You will integrate a team of talented software engineers in order to further develop our cloud-based data crunching apps.

  • 14 juin 2016

    Working with uncertain futures

    The future is uncertain. Yet, nearly all predictive supply chain solutions make the opposite assumption: they assume that their forecasts are correct, and hence roll out their simulations based on those forecasts.

  • 03 juin 2016

    WinZip and 7z file formats now supported

    File formats are staggeringly diverse. At Lokad, our ambition is to support all the (reasonable) tabular file formats.

  • 24 mai 2016

    Forecasting 4.0 with Probabilistic Forecasts

    A little over one year ago, we unveiled quantile grids as our 3.

  • 04 mai 2016

    Autocomplete file paths with Envision

    When data scientists work with Envision, our domain-specific language tailored for quantitative optimization for commerce, we want to ensure that they are as productive as possible.

  • 08 avril 2016

    POCs don’t work in quantitative supply chain optimization

    Proofs of concept are one of the most frequent requests we get from our prospect clients looking to try out our supply chain optimization service.

  • 17 mars 2016

    Q&A about inventory optimization software

    Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner, Leander Zimmermann and Patrick Menzel are writing a thesis at the Technical University of Munich.

  • 08 mars 2016

    Uploading very large files through the web

    The web was not really intended to transfer giganormous files. In order to do that, there are other (older) protocols like FTP (the File Transfer Protocol) or its secure alternative FTPS and SFTP.

  • 24 février 2016

    Joining tables with Envision

    When it comes to supply chain optimization, it’s important to accommodate the challenges while minimizing the amount of reality distortion that get introduced in the process.

  • 10 février 2016

    Insights on the Lokad tech evolution

    The technology of Lokad has evolved so much that people who have had the chance to trial Lokad even two years ago would barely recognize the app as it stands today.

  • 09 février 2016

    Stitch Labs Integrated by Lokad

    The online, multichannel inventory management software Stitch Labs is our latest integration.

  • 26 janvier 2016

    Full automation ahead

    Lokad uses advanced forecasting methods in order to produce the most accurate forecasts possible, and while that accuracy is greater than with classic methods, many large reports can’t be computed instantly in real time.

  • 18 janvier 2016

    Solving the general MOQ problem

    Minimal Order Quantities (MOQs) are ubiquitous in supply chain. At a fundamental level, MOQs represent a simple way for the supplier to indicate that there are savings to be made when products are ordered in batches rather than being ordered unit by unit.

  • 15 décembre 2015

    The Stock Reward Function

    The classic way of thinking about replenishment consists of establishing one target quantity per SKU.

  • 10 décembre 2015

    Hiring a software engineer with taste for compilers and big data

    Lokad is growing, we are hiring again. At Lokad we use Envision, our in-house programming language, to write data analysis scripts and adapt our forecasts to the business constraints of our customers, processing hundreds of gigabytes of data each day.

  • 18 novembre 2015

    Optimizing container shipments

    Supply chain management has long gone global: even small businesses are now importing goods from overseas whenever they identify the right business opportunities.

  • 20 octobre 2015

    Retail pricing strategies

    Pricing strategies are an essential part of demand forecasting as prices directly influence demand.

  • 28 septembre 2015

    Price elasticity is a poor angle for looking at demand planning

    Lokad regularly gets asked to leverage an approach based on the price elasticity of demand for demand planning purposes; most notably to handle promotions.

  • 04 septembre 2015

    Streetlight effect and forecasting

    A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost.

  • 01 juillet 2015

    Magento in beta at Lokad

    Just a few days ago we announced Lokad’s integration with Shopify.

  • 23 juin 2015

    Shopify integrated by Lokad

    The retail platform Shopify is our latest integration. Now, Shopify-powered merchants can get advance inventory forecasts and powerfull commerce analytics in just a few clicks.

  • 15 juin 2015

    Forecasting the series of future orders to suppliers

    Collaborative supply chain management makes a lot of sense. In today’s day and age of ubiquitous internet connection, why should your suppliers be kept in the dark concerning your upcoming purchase orders?

  • 04 juin 2015

    NetSuite integrated by Lokad

    NetSuite was one of the first ERP systems operating fully in SaaS mode.

  • 01 juin 2015

    Supply Chain Antipatterns, a Lokad initiative

    Most of the supply chain initiatives fail. Yet, over the years at Lokad, we started to realize that those failures are far from random: there are recurrent patterns that invariably lead to failure.

  • 20 mai 2015

    Beyond software: inventory optimization as a service

    SaaS is the promise of no software. However, as far inventory optimization is concerned, no matter how good the service, software alone can’t address the full challenge.

  • 07 mai 2015

    Data qualification is critical

    Wikipedia lists seven steps for a data analysis process: data requirements, data collection, data processing, data cleaning, exploratory data analysis, data modeling, and finally the generation of production results.

  • 30 avril 2015

    Hiring our Chief Marketing Officer!

    We are hiring a lead generation wizard! Lokad is a software company that specializes in quantitative optimization for commerce.

  • 24 avril 2015

    SkuVault natively integrated

    SkuVault is a warehouse management software tailored for eCommerce. We are pleased to announce that SkuVault is now natively supported by Lokad.

  • 22 avril 2015

    Competitive intelligence with Competera

    Starting from today, Lokad-powered merchants can obtain the prices of their competitors by using their own Lokad account, thanks to our new partner Competera.

  • 22 avril 2015

    Currency exchange rates with Envision

    Merchants frequently buy with one currency and sell using another. As online commerce is becoming more and more a global commerce, it’s not unusual to encounter merchants who are buying in multiple currencies, and selling in multiple currencies as well.

  • 09 avril 2015

    In the end, there can be only one

    When it comes to the optimization of stock levels, or prices, or assortments … merchants need to look at many business performance indicators to be able to make the correct operational decisions.

  • 26 mars 2015

    Document your folders with MarkDown

    Whenever Lokad produces a dashboard or a forecasting report, under the hood, the input data is stored as tabular files within your Lokad account.

  • 27 février 2015

    Forecasting 3.0 with Quantile Grids

    Delivering better forecasts has always been the core focus for Lokad.

  • 22 février 2015

    Wanted: competitive price monitoring partner

    We are seeking an awesome competitive price monitoring app that would be natively integrated into Lokad.

  • 17 février 2015

    Salescast and Priceforge have been merged

    Innovation is a messy process. If we knew the final destination from the start, the path to getting there would be a lot less convoluted.

  • 10 février 2015

    Advance scheduling of your forecasting reports

    It was already possible to schedule the refresh of an inventory forecasting report through the usage of a WebCron, however, the actual walkthrough was somewhat convoluted.

  • 04 février 2015

    Local management of inventory settings

    As far as data management is concerned, Lokad’s philosophy is to keep data centralized in the original business app whenever this is possible.

  • 28 janvier 2015

    Unleashed Software natively supported by Lokad

    A few weeks ago, we announced our native support for Vend, a very nice POS app coming from New Zealand.

  • 16 janvier 2015

    Scheduling your Salescast executions

    Update 2015-02-10: we have now a built-in WebCron integration which is now the approach we recommend as it is more secure.

  • 06 janvier 2015

    Orchestrating Priceforge projects with Salescast

    One of our key goals for 2015 is to deliver a better integration of our apps, namely Salescast and Priceforge, so that it feels like using Lokad rather than using Salescast plus using Priceforge.

  • 18 décembre 2014

    Vend natively supported by Lokad

    This list of apps natively supported by Lokad is growing, and today, we are proud to announce that our native support (beta) for Vend is live starting from today.

  • 15 décembre 2014

    New pricing based on business turnover

    Our last major pricing evolution took place almost 2.5 years ago, and since that time, Lokad has been making steady and constant progress in developing its business.

  • 10 décembre 2014

    Built-in dashboards for Salescast

    For years, Salescast has been delivering the best demand forecasts we could compute, but from the user experience angle, Salescast was plain, very plain.

  • 28 novembre 2014

    Auto-refresh your data from Salescast

    The user interface of Salescast had barely changed since the last major upgrade we shipped two years ago.

  • 28 novembre 2014

    Job: Quantitative Business Analyst

    Once again the Lokad team needs to expand. This time we are seeking a quantitative business analyst.

  • 14 novembre 2014

    Inventory forecasting for Aerospace

    While the core focus of Lokad’s activity has been on commerce since the very beginning, over the years, we have also delivered forecasts and optimized stock levels for a variety of other verticals.

  • 17 octobre 2014

    Book: Quantitative Commerce Optimization

    We have just released a book! Quantitative Commerce Optimization with Envision and Priceforge

  • 10 octobre 2014

    Top 10 Oddities in Demand Forecasting

    Statistical forecasting is a highly counter-intuitive field. And most assumptions which may seem intuitive at a first glance, turn out to be plain wrong.

  • 02 octobre 2014

    New video for Priceforge

    Priceforge is both a pricing engine and a dashboarding engine. It was already a cool app, and now it has a cool video too.

  • 30 août 2014

    Lokad is hiring: junior and senior developers

    Business is growing and moving fast. A few weeks ago we moved to new offices twice as large as the previous ones.

  • 27 août 2014

    Mitigating supplier stockouts

    Most inventory optimization processes are approximate in the sense that the propensity of the suppliers to face a stockout is not modeled.

  • 29 juillet 2014

    Faster and better Priceforge

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have deployed several incremental releases for Priceforge, our pricing optimization webapp.

  • 06 juillet 2014

    Native Linnworks support

    A few days ago, we were announcing a native support for Brightpearl, now we are very proud to announce that it’s Linnworks turn to get natively supported.

  • 27 juin 2014

    Sync by Lokad, native Brightpearl support

    Moving data around is the Achilles’ heel of most commerce optimization projects; no matter if it’s stocks, prices or staffing being optimized.

  • 06 juin 2014

    Top 10 lies of forecasting vendors

    Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. Niels Bohr

  • 26 mai 2014

    Web API and file exports for Priceforge

    Priceforge, our dashboarding and pricing webapp, is under rapid evolution.

  • 21 mai 2014

    How to mitigate overfitting when forecasting demand?

    Our video about overfitting received its share of attention since it was published 5 years ago, that is, a half a century ago for a startup like Lokad.

  • 15 mai 2014

    Visual dashboard editor for Priceforge

    Our app Priceforge is a data visualization engine as well as a price optimizer.

  • 25 avril 2014

    Short-term vs long-term pricing analysis

    At first glance the notion of price elasticity of demand looks fairly reasonable, tractable even.

  • 18 avril 2014

    Ignore prices, only pricing strategies matter

    In order to achieve a better pricing in commerce, the whole initiative should start by realizing that prices themselves are irrelevant.

  • 12 avril 2014

    We're hiring: Junior Account Manager

    Lokad is growing, and we need you. As a junior account manager, you will learn how to grow prospects into clients, and then, learn how to support them so that they make the most of our technology.

  • 04 avril 2014

    Control your service levels, don’t let them control you

    In retail, many companies don’t have much control over their service levels.

  • 02 avril 2014

    Prestashop add-on for BotDefender

    A few weeks ago, we released an add-on for Magento, and now it’s the turn of Prestashop to get protected by BotDefender against the automated retrieval of all the prices by competitors.

  • 05 mars 2014

    Priceforge released, pricing optimization for commerce

    We are proud to announce that Priceforge, our latest app, is immediately available as a public beta.

  • 20 février 2014

    Magento add-on for BotDefender

    BotDefender protects your store from the automated retrieval of all your prices by competitors and now, we have just released a free add-on for Magento.

  • 07 février 2014

    New video: introduction to quantile forecasting

    Not all forecasting methods are born equal. As far as inventory optimization is concerned, classic forecasting methods tend to make no sense whatsoever.

  • 03 janvier 2014

    New Professional Plan for Salescast, flat $225/month

    Since our last revision of the Salescast pricing 18 months ago, our webapp has been steadily evolving.

  • 05 décembre 2013

    BotDefender, new 3min video

    BotDefender is our latest app for commerce that protects your prices from being automatically retrieved by competitors on your website.

  • 29 novembre 2013

    Megaventory integrates Salescast

    Megaventory is a SaaS solution dedicated to inventory and order management which has made the complicated and time-consuming task of handling inventory as simple and light as it can get.

  • 27 novembre 2013

    Senior developer job at Lokad

    We are hiring! Below, a copy of our LinkedIn job post.

  • 15 novembre 2013

    New video for Salescast

    We have just released a new video on our LokadTV channel on YouTube.

  • 07 novembre 2013

    BotDefender protects your prices from competitors

    Over the last decade, competitive intelligence has evolved from an expensive venture reserved to large companies to a commoditized piece of technology where there are apps capable of retrieving your competitor’s prices for no more than a few hundred dollars per month.

  • 30 octobre 2013

    MoreForecast.com dedicated to Shopify merchants

    Shopify is one of the great online web store solutions available for small merchants.

  • 23 octobre 2013

    eCommHub, drop-shipping experts recommends Salescast

    eCommHub is one of those platform that has been optimized for drop shipping from day one, as the founder has been running his own drop-ship site since he was 13 years old.

  • 05 octobre 2013

    QuickBooks and Salescast integration that rocks with Webgility

    QuickBooks is the number one accounting software for small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.

  • 03 octobre 2013

    Kit, bundles, assemblies and bills of materials

    Earlier this year, we discussed about optimizing inventory in presence of kits or bundles.

  • 21 septembre 2013

    Whitepaper: Quantitative Inventory Optimization

    A few weeks ago, Brightpearl, one of the most impressive commerce management software companies, was posting their success story about online merchants benefiting from better stock levels through Salescast.

  • 04 septembre 2013

    Promotion planning in general merchandize retail - Optimization challenges

    So far, we covered data challenges and process challenges in the context of promotional forecasts.

  • 07 août 2013

    Promotion planning in retail – Process challenges

    In our previous post, we covered data challenges in promotion forecasts.

  • 06 août 2013

    Promotion planning in retail – Data Challenges

    Forecasting is almost always a difficult exercise, but there is one area in general merchandise retail considered as one order of magnitude more complicated than the rest: promotion planning.

  • 03 juillet 2013

    Phasing out SQL from Salescast

    Over the last couple of months, Salescast has been made much simpler by supporting data import from flat text files.

  • 24 juin 2013

    Prevent dead inventory through “double” quantile forecasts

    The stock associated to each SKU is an anticipation of the future.

  • 07 juin 2013

    Magento extension for Salescast released

    The Salescast Connector on Magento Connect Optimizing inventory is not just for brick & mortar commerce, it’s a cornerstone of online commerce as well.

  • 06 mai 2013

    Optimizing inventory with kits or bundles

    Merchants are frequently selling kits (or bundles), where several items are sold together, while the possibility remains to buy the items separately.

  • 22 avril 2013

    Hiring a Big Data developer

    Many software companies advertise themselves as Big Data companies, but few have access to datasets as rich and exploitable as the ones that Lokad is processing on a daily basis.

  • 06 avril 2013

    Hiring a Web Marketing Expert

    The business of Lokad is booming, and we are now looking for a Web Marketing Expert.

  • 01 avril 2013

    Quantum Forecaster unlocked

    The Lokad facility where the first quantum forecaster prototype is hosted.

  • 27 mars 2013

    Upload TSV files from the web

    A few days ago, we were announcing a file hosting service now properly named BigFiles.

  • 15 mars 2013

    FTP hosting, push your files to Salescast

    Since December 2012, Salescast supports importing TSV files. However, until now, Salescast was expecting you to plug your own FTP server to retrieve those files.

  • 28 février 2013

    Subtleties in lead time calculations

    The lead time is one of the two variables, along with the service level, that are essential to optimize inventory.

  • 19 février 2013

    Machine Learning and Big Data talk at TechDays 2013

    Last week, we had the chance to speak to an audience of roughly 3000 people attending the _Machine Learning and Big Data_ keynote at the Microsoft TechDays 2013 in Paris.

  • 21 janvier 2013

    Phantomscan, get rid of phantom inventory

    Delivering more accurate demand forecasts has been the goal of Lokad since its creation.

  • 07 janvier 2013

    Roadmap for 2013

    As we did before (see roadmaps of 2010, 2011 and 2012), let’s share some insights about future developments of Lokad for 2013.

  • 14 décembre 2012

    TSV flat files over FTP to feed Salescast

    If Santa Claus came to visit Lokad and offered me my pick of a present, I would probably request a magic data connector that would allow instant integration for any client system with our applications.

  • 03 décembre 2012

    New Lokad-ers!

    We’re pleased to announce several new additions to our Paris and Berlin teams.

  • 19 novembre 2012

    The best forecast error metric

    Metrics available to assess the performance of a forecast are many:

  • 23 octobre 2012

    How to be bullish while being bearish: Berlin here we come!

    We are very excited to announce that Lokad is continuing to grow and expand.

  • 04 octobre 2012

    Introducing BIG DATA PLATFORM

    It seems to me that as we grow, our pace of innovation continues to accelerate.

  • 14 septembre 2012

    Data Days 2012: Meet us in Berlin!

    The 2012 Data Days are taking shape, and we are looking forward to participating in the panel of speakers.

  • 29 août 2012

    New Salescast pricing: Express (free) and Enterprise

    Following the release of our major upgrade of Salescast last week, we are introducing a new pricing plan.

  • 17 août 2012

    The all new Salescast Forecasting & Inventory Optimizer

    I was recently asked when the development of our software would be finished.

  • 13 août 2012

    ECR Tag 2012: "Big Data intelligence at the point of sale"

    Germany’s largest conference concerning Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) gathers once a year top experts and decision makers from trade, suppliers and technology to discuss processes, solutions and applications for an efficient value chain with a particular focus on the consumer.

  • 07 août 2012

    Wired UK's 100 hottest startups in Europe

    A few days ago, an unnamed team-member entertained herself late at night by ego-Googling the term ‘Lokad’ when she made an unexpected discovery: According to Turkish tech blog webrazzi, Lokad was to be featured as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups in the upcoming edition of Wired Magazine UK.

  • 01 août 2012

    Spare Parts Inventory Management with Quantile Technology

    The management of spare and service parts is as strategically important as it is difficult.

  • 19 juillet 2012

    Whitepaper: How Big Data will transform retail marketing

    Retailers and eCommerce today record large amounts of sales and client data, which provides a rich source of information for marketers.

  • 09 juillet 2012

    How Big Data will transform retail marketing

    Retail marketers have long tried to approximate the idea of one-to-one marketing.

  • 22 juin 2012

    Whitepaper on benchmarking Out-of-Shelf monitoring apps

    Testing and benchmarking of competing OOS (out-of-shelf) monitoring systems is an important step in quantifying the value of such systems for a retailer, and in identifying the most suitable vendor.

  • 07 juin 2012

    Running a very large retail network on a smartphone

    Long before ‘big data’ became the technology buzzword of 2012, retail networks have been among the pioneers in dealing with the large amounts of data that is produced by their supply chain and their point of sale systems.

  • 23 mai 2012

    Whitepaper on Out-of-Shelf Monitoring Technology released

    Few aspects of retailing are as fundamental as fully stacked shelves, and few concerns rank higher with an ever more demanding customer than product availability.

  • 16 mai 2012

    ROI = Return On Inventory?

    ROI stands of course for return on investment. However, the idea that every euro or dollar ‘invested’ in inventory brings a certain return in terms of profits is a powerful thought.

  • 08 mai 2012

    Sparsity: when accuracy measure goes wrong

    Three years ago, we were publishing Overfitting: when accuracy measure goes wrong, however overfitting is far from being the only situation where simple accuracy measurements can be very misleading.

  • 02 mai 2012

    Video: Quantile Forecasts - Part 2

    Last week, we published the Quantile Forecasts - Part 1 video; here comes the Part 2.

  • 25 avril 2012

    Video: Quantile Forecasts - Part 1

    Quantile forecasts offer a radically new and better way to compute optimal reorder points.

  • 14 avril 2012

    Out-of-shelf trilemma

    Most people are familiar with the notion of dilemma when two possibilities are offered neither of which being acceptable.

  • 12 mars 2012

    Quantiles = Inventory Optimization 2.0

    Getting more accurate forecasts, that turn into profits, is the No1 priority for Lokad.

  • 20 février 2012

    How much do you get for 1% extra accuracy?

    One of the problems that comes with being specialists of a subject is that you tend to take for granted what is obscure for anyone but your peers.

  • 25 janvier 2012

    Optimal service level and order quantity

    In the inventory optimization literature, one of the most recurring concepts is the service level, i.

  • 03 janvier 2012

    Big data in retail, a reality check

    Cloud computing being so 2011, big data is going to be a key IT buzzword for 2012.

  • 29 novembre 2011

    Roadmap for 2012

    For the third year (see the 2011 and 2010 editions), we will share some insights about the future developments of Lokad.

  • 20 octobre 2011

    Out-of-shelf can explain 1/4 of store forecast error

    The notion of forecasting accuracy is subtle, really subtle. It’s common sense to say that if the closer the forecasts from the future, the better, and yet common-sense can be plain wrong.

  • 26 septembre 2011

    Video: introduction to Salescast

    Since Salescast now benefits from an extensively improved user interface, we have decided to produce a new video introduction as well.

  • 19 septembre 2011

    Seasonality illustrated

    Seasonality is one of the strongest statistical pattern that can be leveraged to refine forecasts.

  • 13 septembre 2011

    Video: How the Forecasting Engine works?

    Questions about _under the hood_ details of Lokad are frequent. We have recently added a big FAQ to our Forecasting Technology section.

  • 07 septembre 2011

    Video: accuracy in sales forecasting

    Evaluating the quality of a forecasting method can be dramatically complicated.

  • 18 août 2011

    Major UI refresh for Salescast

    Our flagship inventory optimization product, Salescast, has benefited from a major documentation refresh about 3 months ago.

  • 03 août 2011

    Bitcoins accepted, 10% off for BTC payments

    Bitcoin is a nascent crypto-currency that has attracted a lot of attention lately.

  • 02 août 2011

    Two KPIs for your OOS detector

    A couple of weeks ago, we disclosed our plans concerning Shelfcheck, our future on-the-shelf availability optimizer targeting (physical) retailers.

  • 25 juillet 2011

    Development center in Russia opens its doors

    Our growing development team in Russia has a new home: This week, Lokad’s new development center opened its doors in Ufa.

  • 19 juin 2011

    Shelfcheck, on-shelf availability optimizer announced

    Update: Shelfcheck has now an official product page. Last Wednesday, at the Strategies Logistique Event in Paris, we announced a new upcoming product named Shelfcheck.

  • 09 juin 2011

    Retail niches, the cloud for non-geeks and CQRS for geeks

    Many people at Lokad are bloggers. We try to keep the official blog focused on our core forecasting business, but here is a sample of posts made by team members during the last week.

  • 24 mai 2011

    Major documentation upgrade for Salescast

    Our clients need better forecasts, but they also need better insights.

  • 18 mai 2011

    European Supermarket Magazine features Lokad

    Europe’s dedicated magazine for the supermarket sector ESM is featuring Lokad this month in a two page article titled Embracing the Cloud.

  • 09 mai 2011

    Video interview of Lokad's founder with Bruno Aziza

    Joannes Vermorel, founder of Lokad, discusses with Bruno Aziza, Director, Worldwide Strategy, Analytics and Business Intelligence at Microsoft, how companies are using the cloud to turn hard data into sales forecasts that enable them to optimize inventory and staffing.

  • 14 avril 2011

    Weekly/Monthly aggregation is a lossy process

    When practionners have a first look at a forecast report produced by Lokad, then tend to stumble upon various oddities.

  • 01 avril 2011

    Business is UP but forecasts are DOWN

    Statistical demand forecasting is a counter-intuitive science. This point was pressed a couple of times before, but let’s have a look at another misleading situation.

  • 09 mars 2011

    New Forecasting Technology FAQ

    Lately, we realized that the page detailing our forecasting technology was somewhat vague concerning under-the-hood aspects such as seasonality, trend, product life-cycle, promotions, … Hence we have just posted a new extensive Forecasting Technology FAQ.

  • 21 février 2011

    Improving usability of mundane account tasks

    We have been a long-time supporter of OpenID. In practice, OpenID means that you don’t have to create yet another login/password for Lokad, instead you choose to delegate the authentication to a popular webapp where you already have an account such as GMail or Yahoo Mail.

  • 01 février 2011

    Callcalc released, call volume forecasts in your mailbox

    Call volume forecasts is critical for call centers, because it’s the first step of the staffing optimization process.

  • 18 janvier 2011

    New CEO for Lokad, Matthias Steinberg

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthias Steinberg to the role of CEO of Lokad.

  • 13 janvier 2011

    Roadmap for 2011

    A bit more than 1 year ago, we published our 2010 roadmap, and it’s now time to renew this document for 2011.

  • 19 novembre 2010

    Fallacies in data cleaning for (short-term) sales forecasts

    When it comes to data analysis, experts frequently emphasize (and rightly so) the importance of having a clean dataset before starting any analysis.

  • 02 novembre 2010

    Java Forecasting SDK released

    Our technology is designed for easy integration within any business app.

  • 25 octobre 2010

    Reverse supply chain gotcha for demand forecasting

    As far forecasting is concerned, there is an old saying Gargage In Garbage Out which says that even the best forecasting technology cannot fix incorrect data inputs.

  • 17 octobre 2010

    Micro-documentary video, interview with Lokad's founder

    Part of the many benefits brought by the Microsoft BizSpark One program, Lokad has benefited in July from a professional shooting in Paris.

  • 15 octobre 2010

    Lokad.CQRS v1.0 for Windows Azure released

    (disclaimer: post below is rather technical stuff targeting a developer audience)

  • 20 septembre 2010

    QuickBooks forecasts at last, with dbSync integration

    Update (2013-06-23): unfortunately, the partnership with dbSync has been terminated in 2012, this option for QuickBooks is no more available.

  • 31 août 2010

    Width vs. Depth, Rotate your sales forecasts by 90 degrees

    We have already discussed why Lokad did not care much about forecasting Chinese food rather than Sport Bar beverages.

  • 04 août 2010

    How bulk purchases impact safety stocks

    We have published an introductory tutorial that provides the formula used to compute the reorder point based on the forecasted demand, the demand uncertainty, the lead time and a couple of other factors.

  • 23 juin 2010

    Honored by the Windows Azure Partner Award of 2010

    Today, Lokad has been announced as the Windows Azure Platform Partner of Year by Microsoft.

  • 11 juin 2010

    Designed for large scale forecasting with Windows Azure

    Lokad is a proud user of Windows Azure, the cloud computing plateform of Microsoft.

  • 28 mai 2010

    Salescast, sales forecasting made WAY EASIER

    We are proud to announce that we have just released the first version of Salescast.

  • 02 mai 2010

    Forecasting API v3 is live (REST + SOAP)

    About 18 months ago, we were announcing the release of the API v2.

  • 26 avril 2010

    Shortage vs. Stock, forecasting accuracy matters

    Demand forecasting is a cornerstone of inventory optimization. Yet, the exact relationship between:

  • 17 avril 2010

    Open Lokad accounts with Lokad.TinyAuth, a tiny REST API

    From the beginning, one of our core motto has been: simple integration.

  • 06 avril 2010

    Forecast's species: classification vs. regression

    The word forecasting is covering a very large spectrum of processes, technologies and even markets.

  • 10 mars 2010

    30 days free trial vs. $30 free trial

    A few months ago, we upgraded our pricing for a much simpler strict pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • 01 mars 2010

    Auf Deutsch!

    Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Nicole Backhaus, Lokad now features an up-to-date German translation.

  • 23 février 2010

    Measuring forecast accuracy

    Most engineers will tell you that: You can’t optimize what you don’t measure

  • 24 janvier 2010

    Forecast consumption reports

    We announced a few weeks ago that Lokad had evolved toward a simplified pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • 12 janvier 2010

    Ask.Lokad and get answers

    Although some of you might have already noticed, we did quietly launch ask.

  • 07 janvier 2010

    Tags and Events user guide

    First of all best wishes for 2010. Lokad has been nicely growing and moving forward during 2009, we really hope to be able to move forward according to plans for 2010.

  • 22 décembre 2009

    BizSpark One, we made it out of 25,000 startups

    We are very proud to announce that among more than 25000 startups that have applied for the BizSpark program worldwide, Lokad has been selected with 13 other startups (wordwide too) for the new elite program named BizSpark One.

  • 14 décembre 2009

    Where does Windows Azure folks get their inspiration?

    At PDC’09, Microsoft and Lokad unveiled a case study about Windows Azure.

  • 30 novembre 2009

    Unified pricing system

    We are pleased to announce that we are upgrading Lokad toward a new pricing for our Forecasting Services.

  • 17 novembre 2009

    Scalable Forecasting, a Microsoft case study

    Forecasting has been available as a rationalized business practice for more than a century.

  • 14 novembre 2009

    Internet is needed for your forecasts

    Do I really need an Internet connection to get your forecasts?

  • 02 novembre 2009

    Refreshing Min/Max inventory planning

    Min/Max inventory planning has been available for decades. Yet, some people argue that Min/Max drive higher costs and that it should be replaced with other methods

  • 28 octobre 2009

    Roadmap for 2010

    The purpose of this roadmap is to help our customers and partners to better understand where Lokad is heading.

  • 27 octobre 2009

    Follow us on Twitter

    A few weeks ago, we started to us Twitter. Here is the list of Lokad team members that you can follow on Twitter:

  • 21 octobre 2009

    Modeling varying lead time

    Yesterday, we discussed why lead times were varying in the first place.

  • 20 octobre 2009

    Understanding varying lead time

    Recently, quite a few questions have been raised about varying lead times, and how it impacts safety stock calculations.

  • 15 octobre 2009

    What's your statistical model?

    We have already disclosed a few insights about what’s being used at Lokad.

  • 05 octobre 2009

    What's wrong with promotion forecasts?

    It has been a little while since we posted some technical content about our forecasting methods.

  • 02 octobre 2009

    Oct 1st, inauguration party of new Lokad offices

    For 14 months, we have been located at the startup incubator of Telecom ParisTech.

  • 21 septembre 2009

    Supporting the NormaleSup sailing team

    The NormaleSup crew has been competing in the Tour De France à la Voile 2009.

  • 14 septembre 2009

    New team member, Christoph Rüegg

    Two weeks ago, we announced Dario Solera. Now, it’s the turn of Christoph Rüegg to be announced as new member of the team.

  • 08 septembre 2009

    OpenID is now supported

    Can’t remember your passwords? Tired of filling out registration forms? Then, you should probably give a try to OpenID.

  • 31 août 2009

    New team member, Dario Solera

    We started in 2007 as a tiny company. We are still small but we are growing fast.

  • 14 août 2009

    Better product launch forecasts

    Forecasting is hard, even when a significant amount of historical data is available.

  • 20 juillet 2009

    Safety Stock and Call Center Calcs v2.3 released

    Summer is getting hot these days, so are things within Lokad.

  • 07 juillet 2009

    Favorite Forecasting Models

    What kind of forecasting models are you using internally? This is a question frequently asked both by customers and partners of Lokad.

  • 10 juin 2009

    Forecasting in the clouds and Lokad.Cloud

    Cloud computing will be the no1 buzzword in software industry in 2009.

  • 25 mai 2009

    Scalability upgrade, Downtime on May 27th

    Due to ever increasing amount of data stored in our system (which is good for your forecasts) we had to architect and prepare an upgrade to our storage.

  • 22 mai 2009

    Magento+youcalc, volunteer merchants needed!

    Inventory optimization is critical for eCommerce. In particular, we are already providing native support for Magento users through our Safety Stock Calculator.

  • 09 mai 2009

    Machine learning company, what’s so special?

    Machine learning is the subfield of artificial intelligence that is concerned with the design and development of algorithms that allow computers to improve their performance over time based on data, such as from sensor data or databases.

  • 22 avril 2009

    Overfitting: when accuracy measure goes wrong

    As we already said, the whole point of forecasting is to build models that are accurate on the data you don’t have.

  • 03 avril 2009

    Gentle introduction of Lokad: the slidecast

    Lokad is a bit a one-of-a-kind company with a complete focus on forecasting.

  • 03 avril 2009

    Better promotion forecasts in retail

    Since our major Tags+Events upgrade last fall, we have been very actively working on promotion forecasting for retail.

  • 30 mars 2009

    Forecasting in .NET with the Lokad SDK 2.0

    The version 2.0 of our Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft .

  • 17 mars 2009

    Sales forecasting for Microsoft Excel 2007

    Microsoft Excel is a de-facto standard for many industries; and many people here have been asking for a better support of Excel for a long time.

  • 02 mars 2009

    Flat forecasts

    Statistical forecasting is a counter-intuitive science. This was already said in the past, but we are going to emphasize again this point.

  • 28 janvier 2009

    Single DLL for the .NET forecasting SDK

    Two months ago, we were releasing the first version of the Lokad Software Development Kit for .

  • 20 janvier 2009

    Startup of the week on BizSpark

    We have just been selected startup of the week on the BizSparkDB by Microsoft.

  • 16 janvier 2009

    L3C 2.0 released

    As a second contribution to the New Year 2009, we have released today the version 2.

  • 04 janvier 2009

    Happy New Year 2009 - LSSC 2.0 released

    The Lokad team wish you a Happy New Year 2009. A first contribution for 2009, we are proud to announce the release of the version 2.

  • 22 décembre 2008

    Back from a few talks

    As we were announcing a couple weeks ago, Lokad did join the Microsoft round-table to discuss their Software+Services strategy.

  • 30 novembre 2008

    Forecasting Api V2 and Sdk for Net Released

    A couple of weeks ago, we were announcing the new capabilities of the Forecasting API v2, namely tags and events.

  • 27 novembre 2008

    Microsoft talk: Software + Services

    Thomas Defaye (Microsoft) is organizing a round table about their Software+Services strategy.

  • 13 novembre 2008

    Cloud computing

    Joannes Vermorel, Founder at Lokad, discusses some aspects of Cloud computing: a personal review about Azure, Amazon, Google Engine, VMWare and the others on his personal blog.

  • 28 octobre 2008

    Forecasting API v2 - tags

    Last week, we introduced the concept of events for the second version of our Forecasting API.

  • 21 octobre 2008

    Forecasting API v2 - events

    We provide a Forecasting API that lets client applications (either provided by Lokad or by other people) upload their data and download their forecasts.

  • 07 octobre 2008

    OpenERP gets supported in LSSC v1.8

    Our Safety Stock Calculator v1.8 has been released. This version supports OpenERP (previously named TinyERP).

  • 06 octobre 2008

    Wisdom of crowds and future enterprise software

    What do reCAPTCHA, Akismet and Lokad have in common? Well, they are all application blocks leveraging their respective communities to better fulfill their goals.

  • 29 septembre 2008

    Why you should not care about seasonality

    We are often asked is if Lokad supports seasonality in its forecasting technology.

  • 19 septembre 2008

    Video tutorial for Safety Stock Calculator

    The video produced by Kirix about Lokad was a great source of inspiration for us.

  • 18 septembre 2008

    Forecasting with PHP5

    Thanks to the contribution of Toby Champion, we have updated our forecasting tutorial for PHP5.

  • 09 septembre 2008

    LSSC v1.6- bugfix release

    LSSC v1.6- bugfix release Published on September 09, 2008 by Joannes Vermorel.

  • 01 septembre 2008

    Keeping track of errors to improve later on

    Lately a couple of customers have been asking whether Lokad was keeping track of its past forecast errors in order to improve its future forecasts.

  • 15 août 2008

    Call Center Calculator v1.0 released

    Forecasting is important for many industries, but it is critical for the call center industry.

  • 14 août 2008

    Polish (bis), LSSC v1.5 supports Sage Line 50

    Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.5 has been released. This version now bring sales forecasting to Sage Line 50, a very popular accounting package in the UK.

  • 12 août 2008

    We need to talk

    We have just published public phone numbers for USA and France.

  • 01 août 2008

    ADempiere, Compiere and Crimzone

    Both ADempiere and Compiere are now supported by our Safety Stock Calculator v1.

  • 29 juillet 2008

    More polish, LSSC v1.3 released

    Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.3 has been released. This new version fixes many subtle, yet annoying, defects of the previous versions.

  • 17 juillet 2008

    Ground breaking data analytics with Kirix Strata

    Data analytics is an ubiquitous challenge. Whenever there is business, there are data - and wherever data are, Kirix Strata is going to bring them to you.

  • 14 juillet 2008

    Programmer's guide for the Time Series API

    Since the launch of the Developer’s corner, I have noticed that Lokad was lacking some high level documentation that would rather address Why?

  • 18 juin 2008

    Forecasting methods for Excel

    Lokad delivers an advance forecasting technology, but for those who may just needing simple stuff, we have published a short guide about forecasting in Excel.

  • 13 juin 2008

    Lokad at Seedcamp

    Last week, Lokad has been taking part in the Seedcamp day in Paris.

  • 27 mai 2008

    Safety Stock Calculator v1.1 released

    Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.1 has been released. This release comes with 6 newly supported applications

  • 23 mai 2008

    Paris Mayor Delanoë visits Lokad

    Last Wednesday has been a very busy day. In particular, Bertrand Delanoë, current mayor of Paris (most probable candidate to become President of France for the next elections) has been visiting Lokad.

  • 12 mai 2008

    Safety Stock Calculator v1.0 released

    Lokad Safety Stock Calculator v1.0 has been released. Beside having a new product icon (compared to the beta), this release supports many 3rd party applications, including JFire, Sage, Magento, X-Cart, PrestaShop, ViArt, WebERP that were previously unsupported.

  • 04 mai 2008

    When 3 buttons are just way too much!

    The first beta of Lokad Safety Stock Calculator has 3 buttons, namely Retrieve, Upload and Download as you can see in the screenshot below.

  • 01 mai 2008

    Developer's corner

    We have just added a Developer’s section. Lokad has been designed to be easily integrated into any 3rd party application right from the start.

  • 27 avril 2008

    Beta version of Safety Stock Calculator released

    We have just released the first beta of Lokad Safety Stock Calculator (LSSC).

  • 10 avril 2008

    Excel Sales Forecasting 1.3 released

    A couple days ago, Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting 1.3 was released, and today, it’s the turn of Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting 1.

  • 07 avril 2008

    Unfortunate "period start" setting name

    In all the Lokad applications, both add-ons and the web application itself, there is a mysterious forecasting task setting named the period start.

  • 05 avril 2008

    Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.3 released

    We have just released Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.3. This version comes many improvements including a new provider for Excel.

  • 01 avril 2008

    Open source commitment

    Although the Lokad services themselves are closed source, all the integration components have been released as open source.

  • 12 mars 2008

    Drafting Call Center Calculator

    We have started to work on Lokad Call Center Calculator (L3C).

  • 23 février 2008

    Lokad is hiring

    The Lokad activity is growing and it feels hard to keep up with the demand.

  • 18 février 2008

    Lokad selected for Microsoft IDEES

    We are proud to announce that Lokad is now officially listed by Microsoft (in French) as part of their IDEES program.

  • 11 février 2008

    Errors are part of the (web) service

    Since its launch in November 2006, Lokad has been providing a programmatic access to its forecasts through the Lokad Web API.

  • 08 février 2008

    Bugfix release - Excel Sales Forecasting 1.2

    We have just released Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting 1.2 which includes a couple of bug fixes.

  • 05 février 2008

    Drafting Safety Stock Calculator

    Due to popular demand, we have started to work on Lokad Safety Stock Calculator an analytics application that will be dedicated to inventory optimization.

  • 30 janvier 2008

    Dealing with exceptional sales

    Lately, a few users have been asking how does Lokad handle an exceptional sales that won’t be happening again anytime soon?

  • 21 janvier 2008

    Prediction markets vs. Lokad

    In a previous post, I have been discussing the various worlds of forecasting software, outlining 3 main categories

  • 14 janvier 2008

    Choosing the right forecast period

    Forecasting consists in producing figures that are supposed to reflect the future.

  • 07 janvier 2008

    Chinese food vs. Sports bar while forecasting sales

    Lokad has a pretty unique approach to forecasting where we leverage all the data that we have to perform every single forecast.

  • 03 janvier 2008

    Forecasting in Python the Web Services Tutorial

    Lokad can be accessed programmatically through our web services. We are already providing tutorials for quite a few languages, namely C#, Java, PHP and C++.

  • 20 décembre 2007

    Excel Sales Forecasting 1.1 released - many bugfixes

    We have just released the version 1.1 of Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting addin.

  • 17 décembre 2007

    Past stock-outs may generate future stock-outs

    Accurate forecasts are critical because each extra-percent of forecast error comes with a steep price, literally.

  • 12 décembre 2007

    C++ time-series forecasting tutorial with gSOAP

    The Lokad forecasting technology is accessible through our Forecasting API. We already had published tutorials for C#, Java and PHP.

  • 05 décembre 2007

    Statistical Learning vs. Statistical Forecasting

    Sometimes, I am referring to statistical learning and some other time, I am referring to statistical forecasting.

  • 28 novembre 2007

    Calculate safety stocks with Microsoft Excel

    In retail, the ultimate goal of sales forecasting is usually to calculate optimal safety stocks.

  • 26 novembre 2007

    Simplicity vs. Flexibility - Forecasts at stake

    One year ago, when we initially designed Lokad, we have been considering many potential features

  • 19 novembre 2007

    The No1 never asked question about forecasting

    There is a question of utmost importance when it comes to statistical forecasting: what is error function used during the learning process?

  • 12 novembre 2007

    Perceived quality issues in forecasting

    Software quality is a challenge. As a software developer, you have to make sure that your code is going to run in all sort of unexpected situations, but still it has to work.

  • 05 novembre 2007

    Forecasting for staff scheduling software

    Lokad has been designed to be integrated into 3rd party applications.

  • 01 novembre 2007

    Would you pay for moving average?

    Many customers are asking THE question: which forecasting models are you using?

  • 25 octobre 2007

    Ohloh reporting for Lokad open source

    Ohlohis a nice social network completely focused on open source software.

  • 25 octobre 2007

    Forecasting and planning for small businesses

    Your business needs a Plan – no matter how small

  • 20 octobre 2007

    NEW Excel Sales Forecasting v1.0 released

    I am very proud to announce that Lokad Excel Sales Forecasting v1.

  • 18 octobre 2007

    Business forecasting and its practical application

    Practical Business Forecasting is a relatively recent development. Businesses must consider impartially how they, in their different businesses, can benefit from a systematic forecast of business conditions.

  • 14 octobre 2007

    Paypal adds Lokad in its solution directory

    We are proud to announce that Paypal has listed Lokad in their solution directory.

  • 11 octobre 2007

    Selecting a forecasting method

    The choice of a forecasting technique is significantly influenced by the stage of the product life cycle and sometimes by the type of firm or the industry for which a decision is being made.

  • 03 octobre 2007

    Workload Forecasting v1.0 released

    We are proud to announce that we have released the first version of Desktop Workload Forecasting.

  • 25 septembre 2007

    Issues in Technological Forecasting

    Business forecasting, of course, comes in all shapes and sizes.

  • 20 septembre 2007

    NEW Call Center inbound volume forecasting

    Sometime small changes makes a large difference. Lokad has been supporting hourly forecasts since December 2006; and we introduce two new periods: half-hour and quarter-hour.

  • 17 septembre 2007

    Forecasting for μCommerce?

    In same way that μISV (micro independent software editor), the eCommerce has its own wave of μCommerce (pronounced micro-commerce) where a single person without any funding starting selling goods online through his/her own webshop.

  • 10 septembre 2007

    Convert your web logs into time-series

    I have already illustrated how to use Microsoft PowerShell to import data from Swivel.

  • 29 août 2007

    Top 8 reasons why sales forecasting don't work

    Geoffrey James has a very interesting post where he points out the top 8 reasons why sales forecasting don’t work.

  • 20 août 2007

    Data importing made easy

    Swivel is a one-of-kind Web 2.0 application: upload, share and visualize your data.

  • 15 août 2007

    Want more accuracy? Start uploading now!

    Lokad is not only providing hosted forecasting services, we also continuously monitor the forecasts accuracy for every single account that has been populated with time-series data (such as the sales data provided by the Lokad add-ons).

  • 06 août 2007

    Worlds of Forecasting Software

    The term forecasting software is quite ambiguous because it can refer to very different things.

  • 01 août 2007

    Forecasting accuracy and data you don't have

    Statistical forecasting is something deeply tricky and counterintuitive. I have already discussed why Lokad “must” fail against cos(x) and sin(x) and also why you should definitively not sum your forecasts.

  • 27 juillet 2007

    Lokad Desktop v1.2 released

    We have just released a new version of Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting.

  • 26 juillet 2007

    100 USD of pre-paid services for our survey

    Customer feedback is critical to us in order to move forward.

  • 24 juillet 2007

    Pricing page gets refactored

    In a previous post, I was explaining the Lokad pricing formula.

  • 20 juillet 2007

    Demand Forecasting vs. Sales Forecasting

    If you start browsing the web about business forecasting, you might cross both sales forecasting and demand forecasting.

  • 15 juillet 2007

    Pricing formula - Why power 2/3 ?

    Lokad delivers forecasts and we charge by the forecasting task.

  • 07 juillet 2007

    Deutsch - Français: path of internationalization

    As you may have noticed, we have started to translate Lokad both in French and in German.

  • 04 juillet 2007

    Can't afford Lokad? Try our new Partner plan

    One of the goal of Lokad is to deliver its forecasting technology to businesses of all sizes, including very small companies.

  • 20 juin 2007

    Microsoft Office Marketplace and OpenBravo

    We are very proud to annouce that Lokad has been listed in the Business Intelligence Solutions section of the Microsoft Office Marketplace.

  • 17 juin 2007

    New skin for the Lokad website

    The “old” Lokad website had been designed by a few programmers at Lokad.

  • 11 juin 2007

    Want more open source? Nominate Lokad on SF.NET

    Sourceforge.net has started a community awards competition. Lokad has released many open source add-ons already.

  • 10 juin 2007

    Forecast your Paypal sales

    We are very proud to announce that Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting now supports Paypal starting from version 1.

  • 05 juin 2007

    Source code search engine

    We are relying on Sourceforge.net to release the source code of our add-ons as open source.

  • 31 mai 2007

    Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0.4 released

    We have just released the version 2.0.4 of Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting.

  • 31 mai 2007

    Lokad Forums - Upgraded & Expanded

    Three weeks ago, we were launching the Lokad Forums, meantime we have been having a couple of issues (thanks for the support during the process).

  • 26 mai 2007

    Web Services get featured - ProgrammableWeb & eSigma

    The Lokad forecasting technology can be integrated into any 3rd party applications through our Web Services.

  • 25 mai 2007

    CubeCart, OfBiz, OpenBravo, TinyERP, VirtueMart

    It’s the Triple1 version for Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting with the release today of the version 1.

  • 23 mai 2007

    Upgraded customer support system

    Lokad was somehow lacking an industrial-strengh customer support system. In order to improve our customer assistance services, we have just started a new dedicated application for customer support on support.

  • 20 mai 2007

    Forums and Community are down (fixed)

    We have currently an hosting issue with forums.lokad.com and community.

  • 18 mai 2007

    Web Services migration - Part 3/3

    We have completed the Lokad Web Services migration (see also part #1 and #2) by updating www.

  • 16 mai 2007

    Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0.3 released

    We have just released Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0.3. This release comes with a few bug fixes, in particular, the sales aggregation was wrong under some circonstances.

  • 15 mai 2007

    Future of the "Professional" subscription plan

    Currently, Lokad provides 3 subscription plans Free: cost nothing, no 3rd party integration Professional: paid, no 3rd party integration, CSV reports

  • 10 mai 2007

    Web Services migration - Part 1/3

    We have started the migration of the Lokad Web Services.

  • 10 mai 2007

    Web Services migration - Part 2/3

    Update on the part 1⁄3 of the Lokad Web Services migration.

  • 07 mai 2007

    APP.LOKAD.COM is now the root of the web application

    As you may have already noticed, we have migrated the Lokad Web Application to a new location: app.

  • 07 mai 2007

    FORUMS.LOKAD.COM is our new bulletin board

    We have been relying on the Sourceforge web forums so far, but we have finally decided to setup our own web forums on forums.

  • 07 mai 2007

    Holbi becomes a Lokad partner

    Holbi delivers eCommerce expertise, products and solutions. We are very proud to announce that Holbi had become the first IT services partner of Lokad.

  • 30 avril 2007

    Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.0.9 - Perf, GUI and QuickBooks

    We have just released Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.0.9. The major performance improvement is the local caching of the retrieved sales history.

  • 27 avril 2007

    Lokad icon set

    We have recently updated our product page (the previous one was just plain ugly).

  • 27 avril 2007

    Lokad gets a Dynacom Performance Grant

    Dynacom is major accounting solution available both in English and in French.

  • 24 avril 2007

    Lokad Desktop v1.0.7 supports MS Office Accounting 2007

    We have released today Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.0.7. This release comes with many improvements including

  • 18 avril 2007

    Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.0 released

    We are very proud to anounce that we have just released a major upgrade of Lokad osCommerce Sales Forecasting v2.

  • 18 avril 2007

    Lokad becomes a Corporate Partner of osCommerce

    We are very proud to announce that Lokad had become one of the few corporate partners of osCommerce.

  • 12 avril 2007

    Starting the partnership program

    In the past few months, we have been working with an increasing number of “potential” partners.

  • 31 mars 2007

    Lokad gets featured by Mediachase

    Mediachase provides a leading eCommerce Framework targeting .NET. We are very proud to announce that Lokad is now one of the few featured 3rd party solutions for the Mediachase eCommerce Framework (eCF).

  • 30 mars 2007

    Miscellaneous ranking info

    Today, Friday 30th March 2007  Alexa rank of Lokad.com for that last 7 days: 188,370 Google page rank: 4

  • 16 mars 2007

    The origin of the name LOKAD

    There is an interesting article about the 10 company name types on The Name Inspector.

  • 12 mars 2007

    Lokad Sales Forecasting for osCommerce v1.0 released

    We are very pleased to announce that we have released Lokad Sales Forecasting for osCommerce v1.

  • 10 mars 2007

    QuickBooks gets supported!

    We are proud to announce that Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting is now supporting QuickBooks 5.

  • 08 mars 2007

    www.lokad.com is down - fix is under way (FIXED)

    Due to technical issues with our hosting provider, Lokad.com is currently down.

  • 02 mars 2007

    Failing at forecasting Sin(x) and Cos(x)

    We have been asked if Lokad was capable to forecast a time-series defined by a simple mathematical function, defined for example by f(x) = 1/x Sin(x+1) ?

  • 28 février 2007

    New customer-friendly terms and conditions

    We are very proud of our rock-bottom prices for our business forecasting services.

  • 26 février 2007

    Notes about concurrent time-series (i.e. multi-parameters)

    An interesting question has been raised on the ADempiere wiki page about Lokad: does Lokad support multi-parameters time-series?

  • 23 février 2007

    Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.0 released

    We have released today Lokad Desktop Sales Forecasting v1.0. Get sales forecasts integrated into your favorite accounting/commerce/ERP application.

  • 10 février 2007

    Extended application support for sales forecasting

    Lokad already supports half a dozen of eCommerce applications, but we are currently extending our application support spectrum.

  • 04 février 2007

    Community website migrated to community.lokad.com

    Update your bookmarks, we have just migrated our community website to community.

  • 30 janvier 2007

    Lokad OpenShell v1.0 released (PowerShell snap-in)

    We have just released Lokad OpenShell v1.0 an open source snap-in for Microsoft PowerShell (BSD license).

  • 26 janvier 2007

    Lokad Sales Forecasting for ASP.Net eCommerce applications

    We have just released Lokad Sales Forecasting for ASP.Net v1.

  • 25 janvier 2007

    A sandbox to play with Lokad

    The Lokad sandbox had been around for a while, but we have finally decided to make it widely accessible.

  • 20 janvier 2007

    Lokad Web Services and interoperability

    Release of tutorials for Web Services in Java, C#.NET and PHP In a recent entry on this blog, we announced the release of a tutorial on Lokad Web Services in C#.

  • 17 janvier 2007

    New community wiki for the open source initiatives

    Lokad is currently developing several add-ons for 3rd party integrations (namely osCommerce, Commerce Starter Kit and PowerShell).

  • 09 janvier 2007

    Lokad pricing revised

    In order to be more competitive on the webshop market, Lokad has revised its prices.

  • 09 janvier 2007

    Sales forecasting for osCommerce - pre-release program

    We have started to work a sales forecasting module that will integrate the Lokad forecasting technology within osCommerce, a major open source webshop application (with more than 10,000 shops worldwide).

  • 05 janvier 2007

    Missing time-series vs. Empty time-series

    Lokad is about time-series forecasting, but as simple as the time-series model may seem to be (after all a time-series is nothing more than a list of time-value pairs), there are several subtleties in the way to manage time-series.

  • 03 janvier 2007

    Web Services Tutorial in C# (again)

    We have just updated the Lokad website. The new version comes with an extensive tutorial to work with our Web Services in C#.

  • 20 décembre 2006

    Web Services Tutorial in C#

    The Lokad Web Services provide a programmatic access to all the Lokad features.

  • 20 décembre 2006

    Open source initiatives for Lokad integration

    Currently Lokad is essentially an hosted solution relying on closed source software; but this situation is likely to evolve since we have already started to work on various applications that will be released under BSD license (the BSD license is an open source license compatible with closed-sourc...

  • 17 décembre 2006

    Upcoming Lokad User Guide

    I have almost finished to write the Lokad User Guide. In case you might be interested, I have pasted below the table of content of this guide.

  • 08 décembre 2006

    Upcoming documentation

    Update: New documents mentioned below have been released 2006-12-09.

  • 04 décembre 2006

    Do not make a sum with your forecasts

    Although we have tried to make Lokad as simple and intuitive as possible, statistical forecasting is a counter-intuitive science with many traps.

  • 28 novembre 2006

    Lokad gets live!

    We have released the first version Lokad. This release features already a state-of-the-art AJAX-enabled web application.

  • 27 novembre 2006

    Pre-release comments on COLOSSUS

    My name is Joannes, I am usually blogging from my own blog, but since we have decided to setup a blog entirely dedicated to Lokad, I am going write directly on this blog.

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