To optimize your forecast, whether moving average, exponential smoothing or another form of a forecast, you need to calculate and evaluate MAD, MSE, RMSE, and MAPE. With Excel 2016, this is easy to do.

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khalid aljaberihow did you get the forecast

Dawn WrightThis is just an example of a typical forecast. You can develop your forecast using many different methods: simple regression or one of the many time-series methods. These error metrics can be applied to a variety of numerical forecasts.

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