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Oracle Demantra Introduction To Causal Factors FAQ (Doc ID 884602.1)

Last updated on JULY 15, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Demantra Deduction and Settlement Management - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Aug-2012***

Purpose

A Causal Factor is a time-varying quantity (such as a series) that affects demand. Oracle Demantra provides the following general kinds of causal factors:

You configure causal factors in the Business Modeler. Oracle Demantra uses this information to better understand the sales history and make more accurate predictions.

In a recent Demantra Solutions Advisor Webcast Nadav Zivelin, Senior Principal Product Manager Demantra Development, provided an introduction to causal factors for Demand Management and AFDM, pre-seeded causal factors, scenarios of when to add causal factors, and best practice method of adding and using.

The following FAQ is a compilation of questions asked by users, like you, during this webcast.

The full recording for this advisor webcast can be found in <Note 800030.1>.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Where can I find the webcast material and recording for this, or other Demantra Solutions Advisor Webcasts?
 What is the most and least number of causal factors customer have used?
 For shaping causal factor, say if we have 2 years life cycle and have history only for 1 year, will the forecast calculated correctly with the correct shaping curve using available history?
 Assumption the causal factor (life cycle curve)populated for 2 years past and 2 years future. Is it mandatory to have 2 years history if the life cycle is 2 years?
 How do you get the engine to look at adjusted history vs actual?
 What sort of user modifies causal factor configuration?
 What if the causal factor has delayed affect?
 Short / long - for performance or quality?
 Can we use causal factors for managing Product Life Cycle? Ramp up or Ramp Down?
 What should be done if a good causal currently does not have history?
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