Budgeting and Forecasting Using Excel Workshop

Get the basic skills you need to accurately predict revenues and costs.

Forecasting is critical to the functioning and success of every business, from small companies to giant corporations. In this hands-on training, you’ll discover the basics you need to assemble data and build forecasts that help power the operations, finance, production and planning functions in your organization.

You’ll master the foundational vocabulary and skills to create forecasts on your own and learn to translate and appraise the forecasts of others. In addition, you’ll understand how to interpret the meaning of any forecast, whether it’s your own company’s or that of the competition. Whether you’re new to forecasting or simply in need of a briskly-paced refresher, this seminar will help you see into—and plan—your company’s future!

Learning Objectives

  • Gather the basic facts necessary to start building a forecast
  • Learn the limitations—what forecasts can and cannot do
  • Choose the proper forecasting technique given available data and forecast goals
  • Critique and interpret forecasts and their implications
  • Utilize powerful MS Excel® tools—with uses transferable to other disciplines
  • Master and use regression tools to make better forecasts
  • Use Excel® tools to present forecast data to executive management

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