How to forecast profits with visual "what if" analysis


In this demo, Randy Guard, SAS VP of Sales Development and Product Management, quickly graphs profits per month and then automatically creates a forecast for the future. The application selects the best forecasting algorithm, accounts for seasonality and shows confidence bands for the forecast.

Watch the video below to see more integrated analytics features, including scenario analysis or "what if" questioning using data visualization.


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Alison Bolen

Editor of Blogs and Social Content

+Alison Bolen is an editor at SAS, where she writes and edits content about analytics and emerging topics. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in technical writing from North Carolina State University.

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