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How to Predict the Future in Lumira SP12

I have been exchanging ideas with Sam Ko about how to predict using Lumira.  Then someone asked this morning how this Visual Intelligence 1.0.4 tutorial works in SP12:

 

At first, because the navigation has changed, I couldn't easily find it.  Looking at the help, the functionality was still there.

 

1filter timehierarchy.png

In the above, I already have a time hierarchy and filtered for United States only.  Perhaps I want to use past data to predict expected order quantity in the future.

2fig drag order date.png

 

In the measures I drag over order quantity,and then drag over the order date / month as the attribute for the axis.

3predict.png

 

Then select the dropdown by measure and select Predictive calculation > Forecast

4forecast.png

 

I select 12 periods to forecast in the future.

5predictingreenbar.png

 

In the above you can see forecast order quantity is the green bars and it is predicting into 2014.

 

But a bar chart doesn't easily help you detect trends.

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I switch to a line chart and also add linear regression in orange.

 

For more details on how this works, please see SAP Lumira (formerly SAP Visual Intelligence): ... | SCN

 

So now, maybe I might dive in and predict/forecast some NFL games with Lumira, along with Sam Ko - I could've used it today for some of the games.

 

Related links:

Get Your Data Geek Badges Today! by Anitay Yuen

Ashish Morzaria - #SAPTechEd 2013 Speaker of the Week - Lumira will be covered at TechEd

Meet the ASUG TechEd Speaker Dennis Scoville - Empowered Self-Service BI with SAP HANA and SAP Lumira

Official Product Tutorials – SAP Lumira - now updated for SP12


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