As 2018 is getting busier for a considerable lot of us, you may think about how much time you can realistically spare to stay up with the latest with forecasting blogs and online journals. All things considered, it’s time that could be spent somewhere else, dealing with your strategy for 2018 or taking care of any other business-critical activities. Be that as it may, the real question is: can you afford not to keep up to date with the industry?
Industry websites, magazines and other publications are a fabulous method to remain mindful of the present and future market trends! Understanding that time is of the substance, we’ve removed the middle-man and curated this rundown of the most valuable forecasting blogs and business planning online journals. Visit any of the underneath and get your daily fix.
Demand-planning.com is the industry’s leading resource for the forecasting, demand planning, S&OP and analytics fields. It is operated by The Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF). If you don’t have a membership it can be hard to find your way around the site, but free access offers you a great library of forecasting articles.
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By their own description Business Forecasting Blog writes about “sales and new product forecasting in data-limited (real world) contexts”. We couldn’t put it any better! Unfortunately, not as active anymore, but worth having a look at their evergreen content gold mine.
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By Michael J. Barbarita Jr. who in addition to a great business history has majored in Accounting. Next Step CFO empowers the business owner with information and analysis that leads to business success. Talks about strategic planning and business results in addition to profit, cash flow and business decision making.
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By Tao Hong formerly an energy forecaster for SAS, now a professor at UNC. He covers mostly energy forecasting issues and job postings, but they are really useful for anyone in the industry!
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As you would expect from one of the world’s leading business information outlets, Harvard Business Review has quite a few articles dedicated to forecasting. It is home to the latest trends in the industry, advice and many other stories impacting the industry.
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Last but by no means least is our very own forecasting blog. We regularly update our blog with discussions of hot industry topics, from the sales forecasting advice to utilising business intelligence. We also focus on specific industries, providing targeted insights to those within the fields.
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Whether you want to tune into specific industry discussions or make improvements to how your company uses forecasting, these blogs and resources are a great place to start. Next time you get a spare 15 minutes, give them a visit — you won’t regret it!