Forecasting in Excel Training Course (1.5 days / 11 hrs)
The Forecasting in Excel course is ideal for any person wishing to explore the use of Excel for forecasting future demand for products or services. It pulls together a range of tools that can be found or constructed in standard Excel, plus some useful aspects of the Data Analysis and Solver add-ins, to form a sound basis for Excel forecasting. The FORECAST function in Excel is explained, including the advantages and disadvantages of FORECAST.ETS.
Basic or Intermediate
Please request a fixed price quotation by email or through the form here, giving the number of delegates. Courses are currently delivered online only , usually through the Zoom platform, and are hosted throughout by the expert trainer / consultant.
Courses are arranged for individual companies in order that they can be tailored to give the most relevant content and best experience for the delegates. Dates are simply agreed by Forecast Solutions and the participating company. Bookings are a provisional only until payment for the course has been received.
Who should attend:
The course is suitable for a wide range of individuals, from senior managers who need to gain a detailed understanding of what can and cannot be done with Excel through to those who will be directly responsible for forecasting in Excel. Typically those attending will be from demand planning, marketing, forecasting or purchasing roles. A prior knowledge of Excel to an intermediate level is desirable.
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Alternative forecasting courses
An even more popular course is the Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop (2 days). This gives a broad coverage of various forecasting methods, model selection and calibration and the basics of inventory planning including safety stock calculation. Or visit the main Training Page for a summary of all of our demand planning and forecasting training options.