Best Practices
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Gaming the Forecast

mvgilliland - November 24, 2014

Business forecasting is a highly politicized process, subject to the biases and personal agendas of all forecasting process participants. This…

Predictive Analytics
875 views

The “Avoidability” of Forecast Error [PART 2]

mvgilliland - August 8, 2013

While I've long advocated the use of Coefficient of Variation (CV) as a quick and dirty indicator of the forecastability…

Analytics
736 views

Planview Improves Long-Range Planning Potential

Robert Kugel - June 12, 2013

Planview recently announced general availability of Planview Enterprise 11. The new release enhances the user experience through a comprehensive redesign of…

Analytics
666 views

One-Number Forecasting: A New Worst Practice?

mvgilliland - April 3, 2013

The one-number forecasting concept has been debated for years.Advocates argue that having different groups within the same organization working to…

Analytics
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SAS Innovates into the Big Data Analytics Era

Tony Cosentino - March 18, 2013

SAS Institute held its 24th annual analyst summit last week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 37-year-old privately held company is a…

Forecasting the Stock Market: Lessons Learned
Analytics
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Analytics
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Forecasting the Stock Market: Lessons Learned

mvgilliland - March 12, 2013

There is a well recognized phenomenon that combining forecasts, derived from different methods using different sources of information, can improve…

IBM to Acquire Star Analytics for Financial Data Integration
Analytics
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Analytics
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IBM to Acquire Star Analytics for Financial Data Integration

Robert Kugel - February 8, 2013

IBM this week announced its pending acquisition of the Star Analytics product portfolio. Star Analytics is a privately held company that offers…

Forecasting Is Harder Than It Looks
Predictive Analytics
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Predictive Analytics
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Forecasting Is Harder Than It Looks

mvgilliland - February 7, 2013

Want to make weather forecasting look good? Want to make weather forecasting look good? Compare it to predicting the economy. So…

Uncategorized
609 views

See the Future with Your CRM

workbooks - February 7, 2013

We know that you’d like to see growth and improve your sales forecasting processes, and with the right CRM solution, you…

Accurate Sales Forecasting: 4 Secrets
Uncategorized
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Uncategorized
636 views

Accurate Sales Forecasting: 4 Secrets

thamina - February 3, 2013

There’s something you need to know about forecasting: the forecast is, by nature, imperfect. But this is the part where…