When you make a forecast, the AIssisted™ Driver-Based Prediction Wizard takes your source data and calculates prediction data. The AIssisted™ Prediction Preview then shows these two data types for comparison, complete with table, graph, and accuracy percentage.
Once you have defined a particular area of a cube using the wizard, the Prediction Preview shows the figures of the data populating this area. Choose the Measure and Comparison version from the combo boxes to compare them with the prediction data.
The below example shows the predicted forecast
Actual chosen as the comparison dimension:
You see the predicted values as an orange line, the drivers’ values as other lines, and the actual and comparison versions shown as bars. You can show different data by choosing a different Measure or Comparison version from the combo boxes. If you select a measure other than
Actual, the lighter blue bar will change, depicting the comparison measure. (You can hide a line in the graph by clicking on the corresponding, color-coordinated labels below the graph.)
The fields and functionality of the Prediction Preview are described below:
|Measure (combo box)||Choose the Measure element you wish to use for your predictive forecast (e.g.
|Comparison version (combo box)||Choose the Comparison version element you wish to use for comparing with your prediction data (e.g.
|Reset (button)||Resets the duration of the prediction to your original specification (e.g. 6 months, 01-06, 2018).|
|-3 months (button)||
Increases the duration of your prediction by adding three previous months of data (e.g. 09-12. 2017). The -3 months button creates a larger number of data points on the graph, showing the previous three months of data for comparison with the historical data (e.g. 09-12. 2017). If you have additional prediction data in the cube for these dates, this will likely alter the accuracy of your prediction.
|Actual (source)||The actual figures for the duration of your prediction. It is what your prediction compares itself with to determine its accuracy. The source is always the data you entered from the
|[Actual] (comparison)||This is a dynamic figure that compares to the predicted forecast. Note: a change in the Comparison version element will be reflected in the table and graph; that is, if you switch it from
|Prediction||The forecast data produced by the AIssisted™ Driver-Based Prediction Wizard.|
|Accuracy||The relative accuracy of your prediction and its Comparison version expressed as a percentage (e.g. the prediction above has an accuracy of 87.46% compared to the
Note: although you can make a predictive forecast based on fewer than 36 months of data, we strongly suggest 36 months as a minimum for optimal accuracy.