Using the TZPAN course as a guide (Predictive Analysis Course on SAP’s Learning Hub – see training.sap.com) I followed it along to forecast European Car registrations.  I found some sample data here.

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Figure 1

The first step, as shown in Figure 1, is to visualize the data after acquiring.  You can see the data is the number of registrations by year.

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 is from the Learning Hub, describing all the “rooms” in SAP Predictive Analysis.  Because the Learning Hub covers an older version of SAP Predictive, the “Compose” room is missing.   But I like the descriptions in each of the rooms as it relates to SAP Predictive Analysis.

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 covers the Predictive Room from the SAP Learning Hub.   Generally you have your dataset, your algorithm and optionally you are writing the results to a data source.  It is that easy.

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Figure 4

Figure 4 shows the example for where I am forecasting the registrations based on the dataset I obtained.  This is in the Predict room where I am using “triple exponential smoothing” algorithm.

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Figure 5

I run the forecast and was successful as shown in Figure 5.

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Figure 6

Figure 6 shows the results and the predicted values

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Figure 7

Figure 7 shows the trend from the results tab of the Predict room.

Now that I have followed the Learning Hub course I can try to apply this to some other data.

Reference

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