Productivity is a fundamental metric used in measuring forecasting performance. Little progress has been realized in Excel-based forecasting in decades because historically Forecast Process Improvement has not been a topic of actionable discussion.
Forecasters are often overwhelmed by manual and repetitive tasks around version control, offline Excel workbook management, data refreshes, scenario comparisons and PowerPoint slide creation.
In an economy where Analytics teams seem to be shrinking and expectations continue to grow, inefficiencies in Forecasting can have major impacts on the use of scarce Analytics resources.
Enterprise Forecast Process Improvement allows: