A like profile allows you to create the demand forecast of a product using the historical input data of a product or products whose demand behavior is the same or similar. Create like profiles for products with short lifecycles or for products with insufficient historical data. You can use the same like profile for multiple products.
To find out how to use a like profile, see Forecasting with Like Models.
To find out how to create a like profile, see Creating Like Profiles . You can also delete a like profile on the Define Like Profile screen.
For examples of like profiles, see Like Profile Examples .
You can lag the historical data of "like" products. The lags of all products in the like profile must be the same. However it is not possible to use lags in conjunction with aggregated lifecycle planning. See also Aggregated Lifecycle Planning with Like Modeling.