"The Spreadsheet Forecaster" (TSF) is a toolkit containing 23 ready-to-use, practical models for quantitive analysis in business forecasting. The models are templates that work with Lotus 1-2-3 (release 2.01 or later, requiring 360K) and compatible software. The book can be used as a stand-alone text in a business forecasting course, a supplement to other texts in forecasting and related fields, and text or supplement for executive training programmes. The author is well known in the forecasting field and is the President of the International Forecasting Association. Special features include - a toolkit, containing 23 practical models under three categories: regression, growth curves, and exponential smoothing; each model is documented with a complete case study and analysis of a sample business problem; to assist in choosing a forecasting model, TSF provides five data-analysis models to classify and determine the strength of trends, identify the current phase of the business cycle, and compute the amount of "noise" or randomness present in the data; the user has a choice of additive or multiplicative seasonal-adjustment models for either monthly or quarterly data.
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