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SAP Visual Intelligence 1.0.6 is now available – if you have Visi you can simply select Help > Check Updates and let it install as shown below, without logging on to the Service Marketplace

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Release 1.0.4 brought simple predictive features. 

From the SAP Help describing forecasting in Visual Intelligence:

Allows you to predict how data may behave in a defined future period.  Depending on the type of chart, the forecasted data is displayed as bars or a line in a single color added to the existing chart plots for a defined future time period.

Also from the help: The predictive calculation is available for a measure on the Y axis of a chart when charted with a time based hierarchy on the X axis.

First acquire the data.

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After acquiring the data, make sure you have a time hierarchy as shown below:

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I dragged the time-based hierarchy to the X axis and the measure Sales Revenue to the Y axis.

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Select the dropdown next to the measure and select Predictive calculation > Forecast

You are prompted for cycles.

Then the forecast is shown below in the yellow color

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You can change the X-axis time hierarchy to quarter and then see the results

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So you can see the forecasting now by quarter in yellow. 

This is a simple predictive forecasting feature to consider in Visual Intelligence.

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