Business process: demand forecasting [AX 2012]

Updated: April 1, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 demand forecasting is a set of tools that enable you to estimate future demand and create demand forecasts based on historical transaction data.

Use the information in the following table to create demand forecasts.

Topic

Description

Set up demand forecasting

Complete the prerequisite setup tasks before you can use demand forecasting.

Create a baseline forecast

Create a baseline forecast from historical demand data that is gathered and loaded in a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services cube.

View a demand forecast in Excel

View a demand forecast in Excel. Open the demand forecast file, and use the PivotTable tools in Excel to filter and display the forecast data that is stored in the cube.

Adjust a demand forecast in Excel

Optional: Make manual adjustments to the forecasted quantities in the demand forecast file.

Import a demand forecast to Microsoft Dynamics AX

Import a demand forecast to Microsoft Dynamics AX so specific companies and forecast models can use the forecast data as input to master planning.

Calculate past forecast accuracy

Optional: Calculate the accuracy of past demand forecasts against past actual demand to improve forecast accuracy.

Remove outliers from historical transaction data when calculating a demand forecast

Optional: Remove outliers from the historical data to improve demand forecast accuracy.

The AX 2012 R3 demand forecasting features are fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX and the existing forecast functionality. These features include:


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).

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