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Forecasting informs vital decision-making across a life sciences organization.

An “ecosystem” approach is often required—one where challenges are met with technology and expertise. This approach supports confident business planning and investments throughout the organization.

A “forecasting ecosystem” is a collection of effective, efficient processes and tools enabling activities necessary to forecast a product or portfolio.

Forecasting Processes
  • Forecast flow and key drivers
  • Data and information sources
  • Stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • Calendar of activities, deliverables, reviews and submission
  • Assumption generation and forecast development 
Forecasting Tools
  • Historical and projected estimates on epidemiology, patients on therapy, units, distribution and financials
  • Transparent inputs, calculations and outputs
  • Standardization and interconnectivity across forecasting components

Trinity is a long-established forecasting partner to the life sciences industry. Our dedicated forecasting team combines strategy, research and technical expertise, employing a suite of well-designed tools and well-considered assumptions.

Trinity Forecasting supports 8 of the Top 10 pharmaceutical companies

Trinity uniquely combines nearly 30 years of forecasting, strategy and research experience with an industry-leading forecasting solution.

Trinity Forecasting has extensive experience across therapeutic areas, modalities and the product lifecycle.

Product Lifecycle
  • New Product Planning and M&A
  • Launch Forecasting (including Patient Flow)
  • In-Line Forecasting
  • BD/Deal Term (including NPV)
Therapeutic Areas
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • CNS/Psychiatry/Neurology
  • Orphan Diseases
  • Endocrinology/Metabolic
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology
  • Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Biologics
  • Vaccines
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • And much more

Trinity forecasts are supported by best-in-class offerings across the Commercial Analytics suite, as well as Contract Analytics, Pricing, Business Development, Primary Market Research and Real-World Evidence. With these inputs in mind, Trinity creates robust, functional tools fully informed by the best possible assumptions.

Forecasting engagements include design, build, calibration and communication phases—and often ongoing operational support. Whether clients need an onsite dedicated resource to prepare for long-range planning, ongoing monthly support to actualize a model or on-demand resources to fill the role of an in-house forecasting team, Trinity provides full-service forecasting support.

Our forecasting offerings include:

  • Forecasting Ecosystem (Infrastructure and Process) Roadmaps
  • Forecasting Ecosystem Development
  • Assumptions and Forecast Generation
  • Forecasting Support & Training

All Trinity Forecasting projects are powered by Trinity CloudCast™.

TrinityEDGE™ Foundations mentioned in May 2024 Gartner® research on Data & Analytics Capabilities.

“The commercial data and analytics vendor community is a small one, with only a handful of players offering purpose-built platforms capable of streamlining commercial data integration and insights generation.”



Trinity CloudCast™

Real-time, cloud-based forecasting enhanced with intuitive, automated analytics and reporting

Built by forecasters for forecasters, Trinity CloudCast provides powerful custom tools, best-in-class data management and the familiarity of Excel in an enterprise solution to truly empower higher quality decision-making.

CloudCast is an online forecasting solution that allows clients to leverage or create Excel-based models in a way that works with each client’s existing systems.  It is an organization’s central forecasting destination, built to consolidate models, aggregate forecasts, visualize outputs and communicate insights. It offers unmatched convenience and speed throughout the forecasting process and enables a single source of truth across many stakeholders, assets or geographies.

Across engagements spanning the product lifecycle and all major therapeutic areas, CloudCast adds value to forecasting processes with the following characteristics:

  • Multiple forecasters
  • Multiple geographies and/or products
  • Recurring reporting requirements
  • Data and system connectivity
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Trinity CloudCast Brochure

Users spend more time on the high value aspects of forecasting and modeling, and less time on data aggregation and organization:

  • Models are delivered and retained as formula-driven Excel files—there is no learning curve
  • Models are transparent and trackable vs. a black box
  • CloudCast’s Industry-leading capabilities

    Forecasting teams leverage CloudCast’s industry-leading scalability and consolidation capabilities to:

    waterfall charts

    Identify key drivers and impact with automated waterfall charts



    Manage efficient stakeholder communications, whether providing inputs to strategic planning, the latest estimates or guidance to prepare for earnings calls


    4 different sources feeding into the clouds

    Collaborate on and update models in the cloud


    Three data sources feeding into a single chart

    Integrate disparate sources of data


    Easily switch from a geography-specific view to a multi-geography view


    3 points combining to a single source of truth

    Integrate with internal systems for financial and business reporting



Trinity CloudCast

Excel-based Models

Excel-based Models

  • Transparent and formula-driven
  • 100% model customization
  • Best-in-class time to implement

Central forecasting repository

Central forecasting repository

  • Forecast aggregation across portfolio and geography
  • Unlimited version storage
  • Permission control

Seamless reporting

Seamless reporting

  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Scenario and version comparison
  • Automated waterfall charts
  • Self-service PPT automation

Placing a model in CloudCast is a quick and easy process.

Trinity’s team of expert forecasters, modelers and consultants work with new clients so they can start using their models in Trinity CloudCast in no time. The solution complements and integrates with each client’s existing software assets, allowing the team to deliver best-in-class time to deployment.

CloudCast gives life sciences teams a tailored, transparent and trackable forecasting and modeling tool.

“I am a highly satisfied client of Trinity Partner’s CloudCast Forecasting Platform and their services as a strategic partner in Forecasting for Oncology. I have previously worked in environments using standalone spreadsheets and entirely cloud-based planning modules. There are limitations to both systems, and I have found that Trinity’s approach of blending custom Excel models with the web-based forecast manager is a perfect fit in a dynamic biotech environment.”

Andrew Jessup, Director of Forecasting & Business Analytics

Crafting impactful contract strategy requires expertise in life sciences and deep U.S. payer, provider, government policy, regulatory, distribution and finance knowledge.

Trinity’s Contract Analytics offering provides advisory services powered by CloudCast that allow clients to establish confident contract and price change strategies with full understanding of the financial impact on payers, providers and all other stakeholders (wholesalers, GPO, etc.)

See CloudCast in action:

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*Gartner, Life Science CIOs: Reinvigorate Your D&A Capabilities With a Modern Commercial Intelligence Platform, Animesh Gandhi, published 13 May 2024.

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