Looking for a Sage WinForecast Alternative?

25.05.21 04:39 PM By Stephanie Nightingale

Forecast 5 Is The Tool You Need!

The popular and successful Sage Winforecast is a flexible forecasting software that has been ‘End of Life’ by Sage since 1998. 
Since then there has been no development, the product became obsolete in 2013 and support for those businesses still using the product finally ceased in 2014. With the rapidly evolving technology world, users of Sage Winforecast are encountering more and more errors and problems that have no resolution, such as issues with Hotlinks using Office 2010 and newer.


To address the market’s overwhelming need for an effective budgeting and forecasting tool, Forecast 5 was born.
Download a list of 20 features F5 has that WFC doesn't!
FEATURES
PROCESSES
REPORTING
SYSTEM
FEATURES

 Forecast 5Sage Winforecast
 Sections (Sales, Costs, Fixed Assets, etc.) 

 Folders 
 Departments 

 Assumptions 
Memo

 KPI - Formula in Memo 
Accrual / Prepaid 

 Separately Invoiced Income / costs 

 Stock & Stock On Hand

 Stock Made / WIP / Standard Cost 
 Wages & PAYE / Calculation Tables 

 Employee Entry Records 
 Foreign Currency Records 

 Transact to Different Bank Accounts 
  Currency Conversion 

 Auto-calculated Depreciation 

 Per Record Cashflow Flexibility 

 Opening Balances 



 Loans - In & Out 

 Pensions & Kiwi Saver 

Taxation 

Seasonal Profiles 
Formula
Per record GST/VAT Rates 
Per record Cashflow Settings 

Cash Receipts Options 

Flexible Record Options


GL, Project Code and External Code reference fields 

Section Summary 

P&L Report Snapshot 

Balance Sheet Report Snapshot 
Integrations
 Xero, Sage 50 Accounts, MYOB AccountRight, MYOB Advanced, Sage 300, MYOB Exo Sage 50 Accounts, Excel
PROCESSES

 Forecast 5Sage Winforecast
Extent 

What If 

Actuals 
Consolidations 


Rolling forecasts 

Hot Links 

Import & export data 

Templates 

REPORTING

 Forecast 5Sage Winforecast

Daily Cashflow

One Touch Reporting 

Export Reports 
Integrated Reports 
 Management Reports 
Actuals & Variance Reports 

Profit & Loss 

Balance sheet


Cashflow 

Funds Flow

Graphs 

 Schedules 
Visuals 
SYSTEM

 Forecast 5Sage Winforecast
  Error-Free Forecasting 
 Detailed & Comprehensive 
 Financial Planning 
 Multi Users 
 User Management 
 Full Double Entry Rigour 
 Free Updates
 Database SQL Database

 Supported
Cloud version 

 Continued Development 
  Compatible with latest Operating Systems