Update to predictive forecasting service

Predictive forecast capabilities in Planning Analytics Workspace use a common library of capabilities based on IBM Watson. In this Planning Analytics Workspace release, this library has been updated to support additional capabilities such as outlier detection and correction.

This library update should not significantly affect the accuracy of previous forecast results. However, you may notice changes in the forecasted values themselves. The new library creates a more rigorous distinction between training and testing in the historical data, so in some cases, your forecast accuracy may benefit from more historical data.

Note: In extreme cases, a high number of multiple users simultaneously requesting forecast results might result in a small decrease in performance. This scenario is unlikely, but if performance decreases the ‘spinning waiting’ icon is displayed until the forecast process is complete.