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SAS(R) Demand-Driven Forecasting: Using the Solution

  • Tuition USD $1,300
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 486 Ratings
  • Course Code FAW
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course teaches forecasters and planners how to use SAS Forecast Analyst Workbench to predict product demand by using complex statistical models, develop a forecast consensus across the organization, and aggregate selected forecasts in the SAS Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

Skills Gained

  • explore and analyze historical demand
  • forecast product demand by applying advanced statistical models
  • integrate plans with SAS Forecast Studio to create new models and add events to the forecasting process
  • develop a forecast consensus
  • integrate plans in SAS Supply Chain Intelligence Center for easy access by executive management.

Who Can Benefit

  • Forecasters and business planners who have the responsibility to develop consensus forecasts in conjunction with the sales and operations planning process


  • Before taking this course, it is beneficial to have knowledge of forecasting and demand planning processes.

Course Details

Introduction to SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting

  • stating the benefits of using SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting
  • giving examples of the results produced from the solution
  • describing the business scenario at a high level
  • navigating workspaces
  • accessing online help
  • modifying preferences

Forecasting Plans

  • understanding the components of the Forecast Plans workspace
  • managing existing forecast plans
  • creating a new forecast plan
  • editing a forecast plan

Advanced Forecast Modeling

  • diagnosing plans
  • integrating with SAS Forecast Studio
  • managing plans

Scenario Analysis

  • understanding the requirements necessary to perform a scenario analysis
  • shaping demand by running various what-if scenarios
  • exploring the Scenario Analysis interface
  • using the Scenario Analysis interface to perform various what-if scenarios on a specific plan

New Product Forecasting

  • defining new product workflow within Forecast Analyst Workbench
  • exploring the New Products workspace
  • creating a new product forecast
  • assigning a new product forecast to a plan

Generating a Consensus

  • describing the consensus process
  • identifying the interfaces and products used to perform consensus planning
  • overriding forecasted values based on consensus
  • completing the consensus process and loading consensus values into the Forecast Analyst Workbench
  • initiating the consensus process for a new cycle
  • completing consensus workflow for a new cycle

SAS Suply Chain Intelligence Center

  • displaying and viewing content from supply chain reports
  • alerting stakeholders when thresholds are reached
  • quickly viewing key performance indicators within the supply chain

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

The instructor was very good. He had a terrific temperament and never seemed to get tired. He was very patient with some of the participants and their lack of experience.

I felt the instructor had a wealth of knowledge. I would have liked to get access to the class materials sooner and have more time to access the labs. I would prefer to go through the lab in tandem with the materials

Good job coping with the "new" training, of having video learning in a group setting.

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