Essbase has some great machine learning functions (e.g. @TREND), but these functions usually need tuning. This is a simple goal seeking function to help optimise a linear expression
One of our customers required a 3rd Normal Formal Holts Winters Multiplicative predictive model, running on planning. The predictive planning add-in doesn’t support this method – but it’s actually one of the most interesting predictive algorithms since it supports seasonality – a must have for retailers.