Many companies use fancy forecastingsoftware to try to forecast future demand. These packages includevarious features and models including linear regression. Did you knowthat Excel can perform many of the same functions? Not only doesExcel allow you to perform advanced statistical modeling, it isrelatively easy to use and inexpensive, making it the ideal way toget started in forecasting. In this value-added session you will seean example of and dynamically change the outcome based on how manyyears of historical data you want to use. Sophisticated tools havetheir place, but I will leave you with a simple, easy-to-use approachthat delivers high quality, accurate forecasts that rival the outputsof costly software packages.