Overview for Single Exponential Smoothing

Use Single Exponential Smoothing to smooth your data by calculating exponentially weighted averages and to provide short-term forecasts. This analysis works best for data without a trend or seasonal component.

For example, a toothpaste retailer uses single exponential smoothing to predict sales.

Where to find this analysis

To perform a single exponential smoothing analysis, choose Stat > Time Series > Single Exp Smoothing.

When to use an alternate analysis