Time Series Analysis

PCM - BI for Time Series Analysis

Forecast revenue and expenses by looking at historical trends. Use your data to forecast trends, recognize seasonal variations, and more.

With time series analysis, you can recognize patterns, forecast trends, and analyze seasonal changes to your data. This can help you better understand the factors that influence your data.

Forecasting in PCM - BI

Now, you can use PCM-BI to predict trends in your data. Our exponential smoothing model uses the weighted average of past data points to forecast future outcomes.

Also, you can add a trendline to your data series to easily perform regression analysis. We offer Linear, Exponential, Logarithmic, Power, and Polynomial trendlines to suit all your needs.

Time Series Analysis in Industries

With seasonal changes in temperature, consumer travel, and more, energy consumption and production costs can vary greatly. Time series analysis can help your team ensure you’re prepared to adapt to customers’ changing needs and meet their energy demands.

In the manufacturing industry, you need to meet production goals while reducing rework, repairs, and labor costs. Use time series analysis to predict your plant’s equipment and personnel needs, reducing production and overtime costs by ensuring you’re prepared to meet customers’ needs.


Marketing teams need to track various KPIs, including metrics relating to website user interactivity and seasonal variations in user activity. With time series analysis, marketing professionals can create action plans to reduce bounce and dormancy rates and increase their search engine rankings.

As retail sales fluctuate throughout the year, companies need to produce accurate sales forecasts to ensure they can meet consumer demand. For instance, as this graph illustrates, sales typically peak in the fourth quarter of each year, sparked by holiday discounts.

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Accurately forecasting customer demand is critical in the transportation industry. For example, time series analysis can help companies plan taxicab and driver availability. Plus, with PCM-BI drill-down feature, you can view even more detailed breakdowns of your data with a simple click.


Time series analysis in departments

For financial professionals, tracking profits and losses is critical—this data is the basis for all the decisions a company makes. With time series analysis, you can analyze multiple financial data points by month, empowering your team to make data-driven decisions.

In the information technology industry, it is crucial for each department to track project costs. For example, with a stacked view widget such as a bar chart, you can easily compare monthly expenses such as administrative, development, infrastructure, maintenance, and support costs.


In the insurance industry, seasonal variations in the weather, travel habits, and more can cause significant changes to the claims that customers file. Use time series analysis to analyze claim amounts, determine when certain claims are likely to be filed, and track costs.


PCM - BI for Time Series Analysis

With PCM-BI user-friendly, fully customizable dashboards, you can track all the key performance indicators that your team depends on:

  • Sales forecasts;
  • Projected revenue;
  • Production costs;
  • Inventory projections;
  • Consumer utility demands (such as energy consumption and water use);
  • Website activity metrics.