By default, Forecast Pro will use expert selection, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven engine to automatically select a forecasting model for each item on the Navigator. The expert selection option works extremely well and is the method of choice for most Forecast Pro users. The expert selection algorithm is described in the Forecast Pro Statistical Reference Manual.
Alternatively, you can select alternative models and/or forecasting options. The tools you need to customize forecast models are on the Forecasting tab. Forecast modifiers are added to items on the Navigator as you create custom models. These modifiers are used by Forecast Pro to document your customizations and generate models according to the customized specification. Note that the functionality available on the Forecasting tab can also be accessed from the Navigator’s context menu.
This chapter documents the model options and tools available on the Forecasting tab, the associated forecast modifiers, and the operation of the model specification dialog boxes. Please note that in all cases, the described functionality is applied to the item selected in the Navigator.