Who should view

If your organization already uses SAS® for forecasting, this Webcast is for you.

It will provide you with the information you need to know about SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting, which includes the latest advancements available to make your current forecasts even better.

Two-part program

By spending just a few minutes of your time on this Webcast, you’ll gain a valuable perspective on how forecasting capabilities have evolved in the recent past to include more advanced options that you can begin to apply now. You can choose one or both of the following options:

  1. Podcast introduction (audio) – Historical and future trends in forecasting 
    Hear Charlie Chase lead a brief discussion about the history of forecasting, leading up to the advanced statistically based forecasting systems of today. Previously, organizations focused on identifying and sensing demand signals by using simple forecasting methods and gut judgments. Learn how organizations are currently adopting more sophisticated analytic methods that involve “what-if” scenario analyses and incorporate true domain knowledge. The discussion concludes with a look at the future of forecasting (e.g., patented "new product" forecasting).

  2. Software demonstration (video) – SAS® Demand-Driven Forecasting
    The video demonstration expands on themes discussed in the audio introduction by giving you a first-hand look at SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting software. Charlie Chase will guide you step-by-step through the software and show you concrete examples of how to apply new collaborative consensus forecasting methods that use demand-sensing technologies and consider workflow.

Key takeaways

The demonstration covers a wide range of topics, including how to:

  • Uncover new value in your data with predictive analytics and an easy-to-use interface.
  • Perform “what-if” analyses and evaluate scenarios to plan for future events.
  • Use a new demand planning workbench (workflow) to collaborate across departments and with customers for more accurate consensus forecasts.
  • Create a weighted consensus forecast by tracking variations between forecasted and actual sales.
  • Monitor, track and report key business indicators and forecasting metrics with a supply chain portal and dashboard.

Questions? Contact Joanne Stecker-Butzier at Joanne.Stecker-Butzier@sas.com or 248-338-1994.

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