About Us

About Us

We enable our customers to predict the future.

Iqast was founded with a pioneering spirit and an ambitious objective: to enable our customers to predict the future.

To do so, we follow three visions:
iqast designs the best forecasting algorithms in the world. Combining proven academic research with decades of hands-on experience in business, we balance accuracy, efficiency, robustness and interpretability for each customer individually. Our intelligent software solution iqast® enables our customers to make the most accurate, user-friendly and trustworthy forecasts – both as a stand-alone solution iqast® forecast desktop, or integrated into market leading Advanced Planning Systems such as SAP® APO DP with the iqast® forecast server engine.

Iqast leads the digital revolution of artificial intelligence and machine learning in forecasting. As thought leaders in business forecasting and time series prediction in ai, our software solutions give companies access to the latest discoveries in forecasting research, from artificial intelligence and machine learning to data science and statistics, and from baseline to promotional and new product forecasting. Since no two companies or markets are alike, we do not believe in one-size-fits-all standard software solutions. Instead, together with your team, we customise our forecasting software solution and algorithms to fit your market, your product segments, or your sales channels, in order to derive unparalleled forecast accuracy and robustness, for an efficient and effective a lean demand planning setup. If something simpler does the tick, we will keep it as simple as possible.

Iqast provides personal service from experts. As a boutique software and consultancy company, we believe in real personal service in installation, training and support which is just a phone-call away, providing a direct access to developers and forecasting experts to develop custom-made solutions that work for you. In software training, we deliver real learnings by offering custom-made courses using your own data. And in consultancy, we work with you on how to enhance your forecasting and S&OP processes step-by-step, and engage in long-term mentoring for a true knowledge transfer and continuous improvement. To do this, we have established a culture that supports our team members with fair compensation, room to grow, training, a healthy, creative work environment, and respect for diversity, so they can provide exceptional service to our customers. And, with over 15 years of experience in software development as well as fine-tuning SAP® APO DP in corporate forecasting projects in FMCG, Retail and Services – plus the joint research with the Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting, the largest unit dedicated to forecasting research in Europe – our team offers more man-years in forecasting and demand planning expertise than many large-scale consultancies.

Iqast looks back on a lond history and tradition. RSG Software GmbH was founded in 1989 in Hamburg, Germany, to develop standard software in material management for a consortium of FMCG wholesalers (now merged to one of Europe’s largest wholesalers). In 2000 the RSG shifted its focus from entirely to forecasting, drawing upon our developing expertise in forecasting for demand planning and inventory management. To gather the necessary resources, RSG was renamed BIS3lab in 2003 as an interdisciplinary competence centre for business forecasting and corporate data mining, hosted jointly by the Centre for Forecasting at Lancaster University and the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Hamburg. BIS3lab™ specialised in forecasting consultancy and software selection, software training and professional education as well as designing and developing fully functional decision support systems.

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