SAS Forecasting for Desktop automatically generates forecasts to help you plan more efficiently and effectively. It includes a complete model repository with a full range of forecasting methods; automated statistical forecast model selection and optimization; hierarchical reconciliation; event modeling; what-if analysis; and scenario planning.
Get reliable forecasts without programming.
Across multiple products and locations, and at all levels of aggregation, the solution builds the most appropriate models for your data while minimizing the opportunity for errors due to human intervention, bias or lack of expertise.
Make faster, better decisions with manageable forecasting processes.
By making your forecasting process easier to manage, we enable analysts to focus on the most important forecasts and on other value-added analysis and reporting tasks.
Plan future events more realistically.
Based on variables that you supply in the modeling process, the software automatically selects variables such as business drivers, holidays or events to generate forecasts that reflect the intricacies of your business.
Assess uncertainty and risk in forecasts.
By indicating a statistical and visual range of likely outcomes instead of just providing a point forecast, the solution enables users to assess forecast uncertainty and risk and make decisions accordingly.
Provide ease of use to all skill levels.
The solution's convenient, wizard-driven interface gives novice users state-of-the-art forecasting methods without programming or knowledge of time series models. Yet it has all the power and sophistication that more experienced analysts need.
- Automatic forecasting
- Scalability and modeling
- Unlimited model repository
- Easy-to-use GUI
- Event-modeling console
- What-if analysis and scenario planning
- Data preparation