The FORECAST Procedure

SAS/ETS software includes an easy-to use procedure for automatic forecasting, using simple popular methods such as exponential smoothing and the Holt-Winters method. The FORECAST procedure provides forecasting of univariate time series using automatic trend extrapolation. You can use PROC FORECAST when you have many series to forecast and want to extrapolate trends without having to develop a model for each series.

The features of the FORECAST procedure include


For further details, see the SAS/ETS® User's Guide