Advanced Planning & Scheduling APPS

LSI Apps

LSI has developed a number of Apps for Preactor as well as own the exclusive International rights for others.

These Apps complement the main core products. This can be a cost effective way to allow different sections within the organization to view aspects that are most suitable to them.

To discuss the various apps in more detail simply call an LSI Advanced Planning & Scheduling Consultant at 941 256 0376 or complete our inquiry form.

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Features:

  • Browser Based App
  • Supports Smart Phones. iPads ect.
  • Supports an unlimited number of simultaneous users
  • No interface with day to day activities of the scheduler
  • User Selects Orders data or Products data and Enters:

    1. Part No, Order No or searches for matching attributes Quantity and due date
    2. Promise-It returns Scheduled Date
    3. User confirms order, cancels the order or gets deleted after a set time if not confirmed.


What is Track-IT?
Track-IT is a web based, shop floor data collection system that was designed and developed by LSI:

  • Track-IT tracks the time and date of each shop floor transaction
  • Track-IT is tightly integrated with Preactor


What makes Track-IT unique?

  • Track-IT is fast, simple and easy to use
    o operators can be trained in minutes
  • Track-IT is flexible like Preactor
    o it can be easily modified to suit the needs of each plant
  • Track-IT runs on any web enabled device
    o pages automatically resize
  • Track-IT was designed to be tightly integrated with Preactor’s scheduling solution
    o uses Preactor’s database
    o the data can be easily uploaded to an ERP system
  • Track-IT is very cost effective
    o one low price per plant - unlimited users
  • Track-IT provides data for reporting and charts
    o see more info on LSI’s BI toll FirstView for examples

Overview of Track-IT Functionality
Operator sees a color coded view showing clearly the current status of each machine





Operator selects a machine to work on (single click)





Operator can move the Job to the next state (Start Setup, Start Run or Complete) with just one click
Operator can see note from the Scheduler
Operator can easily record quantity completed and scrapped with reason code and add notes





Operators get warning messages when they make a mistake
Supervisors can easily review the daily transactions and fix mistakes
Operators can record downtime on a machine with reason. This information can be updated into Preactor





Preactor Snapshot. Sold via LSI USASnapshot is a dashboard tool that makes Preactor more flexible by taking the power of Preactor and allowing the user to visualize the results of their actions. Snapshot allows users to identify key indicators and show them as the Preactor schedule changes, to see if different rules and different actions reflect positively or negatively on the Preactor schedule.
When a "snapshot" is taken, the current baseline indicator levels are recorded. As the new scheduling rules are applied, or other changes to the schedule are made, the results are instantly displayed. The baseline results are shown below them(or as a red needle in the dashboard view) for easy comparison between the baseline and the current results.
Indicators are highlighted in red, yellow, or green based on the user defined parameters.

Or the results can also be viewed in a dashboard format:

Because Snapshot was built specifically for Preactor, and is integrated directly into the Preactor Sequencer screen, it provides real time feedback as the schedule is changed.
The professional version of Snapshot is fully user configurable.

An unlimited number of Indicator sets, Indicators, Indicator types, Time windows, and operation filters can be produced.

Snapshot Express is a free version of Snapshot that comes with a limited set of indicators, and does not allow user configuration. Use Snapshot Express to get a feel for Snapshot, and to see just how easy it is to install and setup Snapshot in your Preactor model. Click here to Download Snapshot to get the latest version of Snapshot now.

Tag-It is a Change Management tool that instantly notifies a user when selected orders or customers are impacted by changes in the schedule. Features: Browser Based App/ Supports Smart Phones
Supports an unlimited number of users
Users select tracking orders with parameters
Automatically sends text messages when there are changes in Scheduled Dates for specific orders/customers.

Over the years we have found that one of the major reasons that scheduling systems fail is because they do not have access to up-to-date, accurate information. Of course Preactor can easily integrate with your MES system but manufacturers who do not have an adequate data collection system may be interested in Factory Viewer because it is very well priced, it is extremely easy to use and it is tightly integrated with Preactor. For manufacturers who do not want to invest in a full-fledged MES system, Factory Viewer is the perfect solution. Viewers can also be used to carry out ‘what if’ testing of different scheduling scenarios. Changes to the schedule however will not be saved since this is reserved for the master Preactor system.

The Shop Portal

  • Instantly sends latest schedule to shop floor
  • Instantly uploads shop transactions on demand
  • Easy to use, just point and click!
  • Seamlessly integrates with Preactor
  • Low cost web based application
  • Enter breakdowns and planned maintenance
  • Archives history for reporting

If you are responsible for creating accurate forecasts then you probably already know why you need a professional forecasting tool. At LSI we recommend Forecast Pro for three reasons:
1) You have full control of the way you forecast
2) You have full control of the way you present the results
3) Your data can be easily integrated with Preactor’s powerful planning and scheduling modules

Fast easy forecasting with Forecast Pro:

  • Integrates with any ERP system
  • Powerful out of the box functionality
  • Automatically analyzes historical data using proven forecasting techniques
  • Provides for collaboration
  • Easily document and save changes
  • Customizable reports and graphs

With Forecast Pro, you provide the historic data for the items you are forecasting and Forecast Pro does the rest.

The built-in expert selection mode analyzes your data, selects the appropriate forecasting technique and calculates the forecasts using proven statistical methods.
You can collaborate with colleagues to make adjustments to the statistical forecasts and easily document and save the changes.
Forecast Pro generates the customizable reports and graphs you need to make convincing presentations to management.
Automating your forecasting and integrating your forecast results with Preactor’s planning and scheduling systems is easy with Forecast Pro.
There are 4 versions of Forecast: Forecast Pro, Forecast Pro Unlimited, Forecast Trac & Forecast XE. Each version is suited to a particular organisational size and desired feature list. Speak to an LSI Consultant for more information and a recommendation for your particular circumstances.

Forecast Pro Unlimited and Forecast Pro TRAC are comprehensive forecasting systems designed for larger-scale forecasting jobs, collaborative forecasting, working with complex hierarchies, maintaining multiple forecast overrides, documenting your forecasting sessions and integrating with other systems. Most users of these solutions are preparing and updating forecasts on an on-going basis (e.g., every week, every month, etc.).

Add Your Judgment and Collaborate With Others
Incorporating business knowledge is often essential to establish the final forecast. Forecast Pro Unlimited's override facility allows you to adjust the statistical forecasts in a spreadsheet-like display which shows both the historical data and forecasted values. You can adjust single points, ranges or totals, using percentages, increments or by simply entering new values. If you've defined a multiple-level hierarchy, adjusting a value at any given level will automatically adjust all appropriate levels.

There are 4 versions of Forecast: Forecast Pro, Forecast Pro Unlimited, Forecast Trac & Forecast XE. Each version is suited to a particular organisational size and desired feature list. Speak to an LSI Consultant for more information and a recommendation for your particular circumstances.

Forecast Pro Unlimited and Forecast Pro TRAC provide the foundation for creating a sustainable, well-documented forecasting process. If you:

  • forecast more than 100 items on a routine basis; and/or
  • forecast more than 100 items on a routine basis; and/or
  • make judgmental forecast adjustments that need to be documented,

then Forecast Pro Unlimited and Forecast Pro TRAC are the only editions of Forecast Pro that you should consider.

Forecast Pro TRAC is built on a Solid Proven Foundation

Forecast Pro TRAC is built on the Forecast Pro Unlimited framework and combines all of the forecasting, graphing, reporting and adjustment capabilities found in Forecast Pro Unlimited with the advanced data visualization and analytic tools you need to execute a complete world-class forecasting process.
This Web page highlights the features in Forecast Pro TRAC that are NOT included in Forecast Pro Unlimited. Specifically:

  • Multiple Units of Measure
  • “Shuffling” (on-the-fly hierarchy changes)
  • Exception Reporting
  • Accuracy Tracking
  • Team Forecasting

Monitor your forecasting performance for continuous improvement.


Forecast Pro TRAC maintains an archive of your previous forecasts (both statistically-generated and adjusted forecasts) so that you can compare and contrast previous forecasts to what actually happened. With just a quick glance at TRAC’s “waterfall” reports you can zero in on what’s working and what isn’t.

To find out which edition of Forecast Pro is right for you. Contact an LSI Advanced Planning and Scheduling Consultant on 941 256 0376

Although Forecast Pro XE uses the same underlying forecasting methodologies found in Forecast Pro Unlimited and Forecast Pro TRAC, it is a very different solution. Forecast Pro XE is a desktop analysis tool designed for use by individuals who are forecasting less than 100 items and whose primary goal is to generate accurate statistically based forecasts (as opposed to manipulating the forecasts after they are generated). It is the only version of Forecast Pro that includes dynamic regression modeling and it also provides more detailed custom modeling options and diagnostic displays than other versions of Forecast Pro.

Create Accurate Forecasts Quickly and Easily

Designed to be flexible, Forecast Pro XE is a standalone analytic tool that combines proven methods for creating accurate forecasts with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

Add Your Business Knowledge

We know how important adding judgment to “baseline” statistical forecasts can be for increasing forecast accuracy, so we’ve designed Forecast Pro XE to enable you to easily create, view and retain overrides. You have the flexibility to override your baseline forecasts by making adjustments to single points, ranges or totals, using percentages, increments or by simply entering new values.
When you make changes to the baseline forecast on either the graph or in the companion spreadsheet-like display, the Override Row displays the adjustments which can be saved and loaded into future forecasts without the need for re-keying. If you’ve defined a multiple-level hierarchy, adjusting a value at any given level will automatically adjust all appropriate levels.

Make Convincing Presentations

With Forecast Pro XE, you can create dazzling, presentation-quality reports in seconds. Four professionally-designed standardized report formats are included as well as a custom reporting option for maximum flexibility. You can graph your results on a time series or year-over-year basis, choose from several eye-catching formats including 3-D lines and 3-D columns and save your reports directly to Excel.

To find out which edition of Forecast Pro is right for you. Contact an LSI Advanced Planning and Scheduling Consultant on 941 256 0376