Forecast Accuracy defines how accurate the forecast works against the actual sales and is usually defined in percentage terms as;
Forecast Accuracy = 1 – Forecast Error
Forecast Error determines the deviation between the forecast and the actual demand/sales.
As Evan Esar’s saying goes "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today".
So, to be able to react quickly, it is very important to understand why this deviation has occurred. As there are various Error Measures available in software tools such as SAP APO or SAP IBP, it is vital to understand which error measure is applicable under what circumstances.Read Article