About this paper
SAS Forecasting for Desktop provides organizations with comprehensive forecasting capabilities within the PC environment. The solution enables users to automatically generate forecasts, without any need for manual programming. Equipped with a comprehensive model repository based on a full range on forecasting methods including time series, ARIMA, dynamic regression and UCM, the solution helps users by automatically selecting the appropriate forecasting model and optimizing parameters to generate reliable forecasts. Because it is largely automated, SAS Forecasting for Desktop addresses the needs of novice forecasters, yet still meets the requirements of more experienced analysts by providing layers of sophistication that can be accessed as needed.