Forecasting is like science than an art with advent of computer programs that have the ability to accurately predict future event in sales. One program that is very useful in sale forecasting is Microsoft Excel. Excel is powerful spreadsheet software that allows users to forecast future events based on a detailed statistical analysis. Guidelines to forecast sales with excel are as to make sure the data is complete, correct and ordered, entering the data in an excel spreadsheet, determining the trend line, knowing what the R-squared value means, changing a trend line to verify the most accurate type was utilized.
This paper published by eHow talks about Back office services which are never seen by the public but which are truly at the heart of any successful business. Services such as IT support, accounting and even human resources can be outsourced to companies internationally which specialize in taking over these back office services to help the company run more cost-efficiently.
In the United States nowadays, nearly half of all outsourcing is conducted beyond national borders. Business processes such as packaging can be easily outsourced to facilities internationally which operate using the latest technology and offer companies substantial cost benefits for the use of their services. This paper discusses the steps as to how to internationally outsource packaging.
The accounting department in most companies is overlooked until there is a clerical error at the end of the financial year. The importance of detailed ledgers and accounts has been demonstrated by the trend toward outsourced accounting services. One needs to maintain accountability for the accounting department as one outsourcers jobs.
Outsourcing customer support to India has become particularly high among high tech companies like those specializing in software applications and development. Nearly 82 percent of software companies in the United States have ranked India as the first choice in outsourcing. Day-to-day business activities such as customer support call centers can be outsourced to companies in India which provide the service at great savings to United States-based companies.