About this Course

Code TPFST41
Duration 2 Days

This course prepares you to generate large volumes of forecasts automatically using the SAS Forecast Studio interactive interface. This course includes practice data and exercises.


Who should attend?

Forecasters and analysts in any industry, including retail, financial services, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals

Delegates will learn how to

  • automatically create and fit custom forecast models to large-scale time series data sets
  • identify series that do not have acceptable forecast accuracy
  • refine forecast models to improve forecast accuracy
  • reconcile hierarchical forecasts
  • generate forecast data sets for deployment
  • accommodate data updates in large-scale time series data sets.


Introduction to SAS Forecast Studio

Forecasting Using the Default Functionality in SAS Forecast Studio

  • creating a SAS Forecast Studio project
  • accuracy statistics and forecast model selection
  • families of models supported and functionality issues
  • scenario analysis

Hierarchical Forecasting

  • hierarchical forecasting
  • statistical forecast reconciliation
  • accumulation and aggregation options
  • reconciliation effects
  • manual overrides to reconciled forecasts

Model Refinement One Series at a Time

  • custom models: generated and pre-specified
  • event variables

Generating Best Forecasts in Hierarchically Arranged Data

  • honest assessment
  • outlier variables and other model inputs
  • creating and using event variables based on calendar effects
  • generated data sets
  • accommodating data updates

Project Monitoring and Selected Topics

  • tools for project maintenance and management
  • alternative assessment approaches
  • combined model forecasts

Producing Reports

  • using stored processes to produce reports
  • discussing sample stored processes that are provided with the client/server version of SAS Forecast Server

SAS Time Series Studio

  • using SAS Time Series Studio to aid in the data creation process

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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