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Trend Model Initial calculations

Hi Experts,

Strategy 21 - I used in the forecast profile But the calculation of the 'Initial' periods are wrong as per the SAP given formulas.

Could you please let me know how the values are calculating in the below chart. SAP is calculating differently and it is not considering the model INITIAL formulas.

These are the formulas SAP has given for the INITIAL period calculation. As per these below formulas the TREND and Basic Values are wrong in the above screen which I marked in Red. Please some can give me the clarity in this regards.

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    Jul 07, 2013 at 02:24 PM

    Dear Sumanth,

    Whatever the formulas provided by SAP its correct only.

    For trend atleast we have to use 2/3 seasons history(1 season=12 months).

    I tested It,its working for me.


    here hist(1)=200,hist(2)=200,hist(3)=400....Trend=hist(3)-hist(1)/2=400-200/2=100

    Basic value=hist1+2+3/3+trend....Basic=200+300+400/3+100=400

    I hope this will help you.



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      This post may be useful. Per, the initial periods used is 3 but parameters are available to change this

      seems this wasn't answered too.

      Try running the background and see if the results are any different. Check the results at same conditions in the selection as was used in background agg level.

      Pasting this for general reference. source.

      The system uses a fixed number of historical values to carry out model initialization. This number depends on the forecast model:


      Fixed number of historical values used for initialization






      1 season

      Seasonal trend

      3 + 1 season

      Automatic model selection with selection with seasonal test

      2 seasons

      Automatic model selection with seasonal + trend tests

      3 + 2 seasons

      2nd-order exponential smoothing


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    Jul 07, 2013 at 07:03 PM

    possible reason..

    Per the values as seen on screen, the basic value initial should be 2740. It is higher which means the average is most probably calculated using the SUM / NUMER logic rather than AVG logic and this is happening bottoms up. So 0's if any at most detailed level are ignored in the calculation

    Also check the setting 0 allowed for cleansed history in the planning area.. i.e. are you making a distinction between zero and blanks.



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      HI Borat,

      Thanks many for your reply..

      The KF which i am using for the 'Clean History is 'Not allowed Zero' for the PA.

      For the KF Clean History 'Zero allowed' is unticked in the PA.

      Just want to know is that the reason which is not calculating the INITIAL values for Trend and Basic Values. I don't think so this the reason.

      Can anyone Please help.

      As per the above SAP formula the Basic value should be

      2740  and Trend value should be 459 for the First Initial Periods.