SAS Energy Forecasting Features List

Highly scalable

  • Choose the level of forecast automation that's best for you:
    • Use fully automated, hands-off forecast generation.
    • Import externally developed existing models to use in the software (then automate parameter estimation).
    • Build custom models within the software user interface.
  • Incorporate ongoing and repeatable forecasting as part of your overall planning process. The solution uses established time-series forecasting methods that can be used throughout the forecasting process.
  • Address large-scale enterprise forecasting problems using the solution's client/server architecture.

Trustworthy forecasts

  • Automatically perform large-scale enterprise forecasting tasks.
  • Define flexible hierarchies and models through an interactive graphical interface that lets users define hierarchies that are most suitable to their particular forecasting challenges.
  • Perform automatic hierarchical forecasting and reconciliation up and down the hierarchy, preserving locked forecast values.
  • Generate exception reports based on sound statistical logic and business rules.

Easy to manage

  • Supports forecasting as an ongoing and repeated process that fits into your organization's planning workflow.
  • Lets you easily customize several aspects of the large-scale forecasting process, including exception rules, model repository and events.
  • Allows for discretionary manual overrides of statistical forecast values, and locking of the overrides.
  • Generates and saves SAS code, which can be used for subsequent batch processing.