Time-Series Forecasting

Time-Series Forecasting is about projecting data into the future.
Note: "Time-series data" is a data set that contains values for the same variable across multiple time periods.
Note: Some Neural Network tools have time-series forecasting capability.
 

ForecastX Wizard by John Galt Solutions, Inc.
“The Wizard is designed for non-statisticians but offers a full range of features for advanced users. Thousands of customers around the world use the ForecastX Wizard on a daily basis to produce their forecasts and demand plans. The ForecastX Wizard is an Excel add-in that offers users the ability to: Perform statistical forecasting (seasonal, non-seasonal, growth, slow-moving items, event modeling) Calculate safety stock; Build inventory plans; Plan new product launches, events and promotions. The ForecastX Wizard can do all this and more with just one click!”
 
 
PEERForecaster by Delphus
“Delphus is offering PEERForecaster, an Excel Add-in with all the horsepower of a full-fledged forecast modeling tool without the overhead commonly associated with many forecasting solutions. The models include all the well-known techniques from simple smoothing, Holt trending, Holt-Winters seasonal models, and damped trend exponential smoothing models to the Box Jenkins ARIMA models.”
 
 
CB Predictor by Oracle
“Create accurate and realistic predictive models. Analyze historical data with time-series analysis and regression.”
 
 
XL Miner by Cytel Software Corporation 
“All versions of XLMiner offer the following options for modeling time series data: ARIMA, ACF (autocorrelations), PACF (partial autocorrelations). For smoothing time series data, XLMiner offers: Exponential, Double exponential, Moving average, Holt Winter, Hold Winter - no trend. XLMiner also provides special functions for partitioning time series data.”
 
 
EZ Forecaster by ParkerSoft
 "Designed for anyone who needs to create business forecasts, ezForecaster is a powerful, yet remarkably easy-to-use time series forecasting add-in for Microsoft Excel. ezForecaster can automatically choose a suitable forecasting method using a wide variety of time series techniques, but also allows you to select a method manually.”
 
“ezForecaster has 21 different forecasting techniques, and it runs some of them hundreds of times over with different settings, so in a second, ezForecaster will literally have tried out thousands of pattern matching methods and will have determined the best one.”
 
 
IPredict by IPredict 
“Forecast sales, forecast inventory, predict the stock market, enhance your Technical Analysis arsenal with advanced forecasting tools and use powerful forecasting methods more accurately, easily and affordably than ever before. Do it yourself with IPredict point-and-click two-steps Excel forecasting software. A Microsoft Excel plug-in that allows you to create time-series predictions and build advanced financial Technical Analysis indicators directly in Excel. An Options pricing engine that allows you to use Black-Scholes-Merton classic pricing models.”
 
 
“The Multiple Regression Analysis and Forecasting template provides a solid basis for identifying value drivers and forecasting time series data. While it utilizes a range of commonly employed statistical measures to test the validity of the analysis, results are summarized in text for ease of use. Once relationships have been identified, forecasting can be accomplished based on a range of available methodologies. The intuitive step-by-step usage flow enables you to develop strong forecasts for your projects in a timely manner.”
 
 
Sales Controller by Budgeting for Business
 “Our sales forecasting software for Microsoft Excel, Sales Controller, analyses your past sales statistics in an attempt to spot trends that can then be projected into the future.”
 
 
NumXL by Spider Financial
NumXL is an Excel Add-in that provides users an intuitive and powerful solution for time series analysis and forecasting. NumXL wraps common mundane calculations such as auto-correlation, log-likelihood, model fitting/calibration, residuals diagnosis, forecasting and much more, and into a simple extension of Excel. You can use NumXL functions via Excel menus, entering them directly into your workbook cells, or by using the Excel function wizard. Once a spreadsheet is created with NumXL functions for a data set, running the same analysis for different data (or the same but with new observations) is as simple as copying & pasting.”
 
 
Sales Planning by ModelSheet Software LLC
“Our sales planning spreadsheet model combines historical trends and management targets to build a better sales plan for your small to medium-sized business.
  •  Managers provide sales targets for major product-market segments and for the overall plan. The template fosters a process in which sales managers, product managers, industry segment managers, and executives make appropriate inputs. Only human judgment can evaluate the impact of emergent factors – new products and technologies, new competitors, changed market conditions.
  • Historical sales data and trends provide the basic framework of a forecast. They capture relationships between segments at a detail level without human intervention.”
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