Machine Learning Forecasting for Retail: 4-Week Proof of Concept

MAQ Software

Struggling with inaccurate demand forecasts? Achieve precision with our 4-week machine learning (ML) forecasting proof of concept.

Are you ready to boost customer satisfaction and take your supply chain to the next level? Imagine a world where you know precisely what products to stock, when to stock them, and how to optimize your inventory. A world where your customers always have what they need available. Make this a reality with our 4-week proof of concept (PoC) in ML Forecasting for Retail.

How you can empower your business

Before we dive into the details, consider these questions:

  • Are you facing challenges with stockouts, overstock, or inconsistent inventory levels?
  • How can accurate demand forecasting improve your inventory management?
  • What if you could predict customer preferences and buying patterns with precision?

At MAQ Software, we understand the pain points that retailers like you face. Empower your teams with an ML-driven forecasting solution that will streamline your business and give it a competitive edge.

Target customers

Our PoC is ideal for:

  • Retail Managers and Executives
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Inventory Analysts
  • Data Analysts


Week 1: Data Preparation & Azure Setup

  • Assess your data sources and data quality.
  • Set up an Azure environment for ML development.
  • Ingest and preprocess historical sales and inventory data.

Week 2: Model Development

  • Create and train a machine learning model for demand forecasting using Azure Machine Learning.
  • Optimize the model for accuracy and efficiency.
  • Perform initial forecasting tests.

Week 3: Model Deployment & Testing

  • Deploy the ML model to an Azure environment.
  • Validate the model's performance against historical data.
  • Fine-tune the model based on testing results.

Week 4: Insights & Recommendations

  • Generate actionable insights from the forecasting model.
  • Receive recommendations for inventory management and purchasing decisions.
  • Review the Proof of Concept and plan for future implementation.


By the end of this 4-week proof of concept, you will receive:

  • A fully trained ML model for demand forecasting, hosted on Azure.
  • Detailed insights into your retail data and forecasting accuracy.
  • Recommendations for optimizing your inventory management.

What you’ll gain

By partnering with us for this proof of concept, you will benefit from:

  • Minimized stockouts and overstock situations, ensuring you have the right products on your shelves at the right time.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by meeting demand more effectively.
  • Improved inventory efficiency and reduced carrying costs.
  • A competitive edge with data-driven decision-making.

Why choose us

At MAQ Software, we use the power of Azure's cutting-edge technology stack to deliver ML solutions that are not just powerful but also scalable and cost-effective. Our expertise in Azure allows us to provide you with a seamless and integrated experience.

Embrace the future of retail with ML forecasting. Ready to transform your retail business? Reach out to us at to discuss how our 4-week proof of concept can elevate your inventory management and drive greater profits.