Demand forecast updating
If you have historical time-based data, you can use it to create a forecast.When you create a forecast, Excel creates a new worksheet that contains both a table of the historical and predicted values and a chart that expresses this data.You can also set up a time schedule for when to allocate the forecast quantity.If you are using an allocation method, use this button to generate the individual schedule lines for the forecast transaction.With less than 2 cycles, Excel cannot identify the seasonal components.And when the seasonality is not significant enough for the algorithm to detect, the prediction will revert to a linear trend.
The default level of 95% confidence can be changed using the up or down arrows.When you use a formula to create a forecast, it returns a table with the historical and predicted data, and a chart.The forecast predicts future values using your existing time-based data and the AAA version of the Exponential Smoothing (ETS) algorithm.To handle missing points, Excel uses interpolation, meaning that a missing point will be completed as the weighted average of its neighboring points as long as fewer than 30% of the points are missing.
To treat the missing points as zeros instead, click Zeros in the list.
This topic describes how to import a demand forecast to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.