How to Leverage Forecasting and a Demand Control Process to Improve Customer Service

The educational Webinar How to Leverage Forecasting and a Demand Control Process to Improve Customer Service  presented by Business Forecast Systems and Oliver Wight is now available to view on demand.

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New Comprehensive Business Forecasting Resource

The newly-published reference book Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions compiles important and influential literature in the field into a single comprehensive resource for improving your forecasting process.


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Do I Have Enough Data to Use Expert Selection Mode in Forecast Pro?


It is easy to understand why most Forecast Pro users rely heavily on the software’s expert selection mode to generate their forecasts–expert selection automatically analyzes their data, selects the appropriate forecasting techniques and generates the forecasts. This article discusses how the length of a data set can influence your decision to choose expert selection or an alternative approach for forecasting your data.

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ISF 2014: Economic Forecasting–Past, Present and Future

Erasmus Adv (ISF 2014)The 34th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
June 29 – July 2, 2014

Early bird deadline: May 31, 2014

Among the many business issues to be tackled at the 34th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) in Rotterdam is integrating academic research into practical application. Sponsored annually by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), the conference is recognized as the premier international event for presenting important forecasting research. At the ISF, the world’s top forecasting professionals and researchers, presenters, and participants learn from each other and discuss cutting-edge forecasting trends.

Encompassing a broad range of forecasting sectors, this year’s conference includes sessions on forecasting for climate predictability, recession in real time, financial market volatility, forecast optimality, and a history of prediction science. Register by May 31 to take advantage of early bird registration discounts.


How Can Web-based Training Help My Forecasting Team?

Custom Web-based Forecast Pro training and consulting provide a convenient, flexible and cost-effective means to address a wide range of needs. This article reviews how Web-based training works and the range of topics that are typically covered during these sessions. Continue reading