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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 6, 2021

More accurate AI Forecasting on bulk at detailed level

The AI Forecasting can work at a consolidated level however, its not accurate at the detailed level because it evenly spreads. When AI forecasting at the consolidated level, we would like it to have the option to perform the AI forecasting routine for each of the individual lines encompassed within that in turn. Current workaround is to select each individual child row one at a time and run the forecast routine for each one in turn which is too cumbersome when wanting to perform this routine on mass for lots of customers and products in one go.

E.g. if AI forecasting is applied to a consolidated level with 10 customers, and the forecast amount was £1000, it would apply £100 to each of the 10 customers even if some customers clearly purchase higher amounts than others. To get the AI forecasting to work in the correct proportion for each customer, you would need to do individual AI forecasting predictions for each of the 10 customers individually. I would like the option for the routine to perform the AI forecasting on bulk for each individual line rather than evenly spread the number.

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  • Admin
    Stuart (Martin) Phillips
    Sep 7, 2021

    Thank you for the feedback.

    1. A new option was added (in PA Workspace 66) to provide more spreading options for forecasts at the consolidated level. The forecast side-panel now includes options to spread the forecast value by a) the previous period (last month) or b) the equivalent historical period based on seasonality (same month last year).

    2. I've associate this idea with a roadmap item for creating a forecast baseline or forecasting multiple items in-bulk. The feature will allow the planning analyst to define and execute and large number of algorithmic forecasts (thus seeding algorithmic values for items on multiple TM1 slices).

    3. A small point for your infomation, today the user is able to select multiple items to forecast form a exploration view. I realize this is limiting for larger use-cases.

    Thanks again.