There are some settings that you must make for certain forecast strategies. The table below shows you which settings these are. You make these settings either in the univariate forecast profile or under the Model and Parameters tabs of the Forecast view on the demand planning desktop.
Model Type 
Forecast Strategy 

Make these forecast settings… 
Constant 
Forecast with constant model 
10 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 
Constant 
Firstorder exponential smoothing 
11 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 
Constant 
Constant model with automatic alpha adaptation (firstorder) 
12 
Alpha factor (optional entry) 
Constant 
Moving average 
13 

Constant 
Weighted moving average 
14 
Weighting group 
Trend 
Forecast with trend model 
20 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Trend 
Firstorder exponential smoothing 
21 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Trend 
Secondorder exponential smoothing 
22 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Trend 
Trend model with automatic alpha adaptation (secondorder) 
23 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 (optional entry); beta factor; trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Seasonal 
Forecast with seasonal model 
30 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season 
Seasonal 
Seasonal model based on Winters' method 
31 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season 
Seasonal trend 
Forecast with seasonal trend models 
40 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Seasonal trend 
Firstorder exponential smoothing 
41 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Automatic model selection 
Forecast with automatic model selection (model selection procedure 1) 
50 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Automatic model selection 
Test for trend (model selection procedure 1) 
51 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Automatic model selection 
Test for season (model selection procedure 1) 
52 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season 
Automatic model selection 
Test for trend and season (model selection procedure 1) 
53 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Manual model selection with test for an additional pattern 
Seasonal model and test for trend (model selection procedure 1) 
54 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Manual model selection with test for an additional pattern 
Trend model and test for seasonal pattern (model selection procedure 1) 
55 
Alpha factor if other than 0.3 Beta factor if other than 0.3 Gamma factor if other than 0.3 Periods per season Trend dampening profile (optional entry) 
Automatic model selection 
Model selection procedure 2 
56 
Periods per season 
Copy history 
Historical data used as forecast data 
60 

Croston 
Croston Method 
80 
Alpha factor 
Linear regression 
Simple linear regression 
94 
