How do I Make a Forecast and Plan for the Next Quarter? (Admin)

From the History tab, view Efficiency Statistics reports and Detailed Plots, so you can evaluate usage over time. You can extrapolate data from these reports on your current use and make predictions. In the following example, you can view the historical use of a feature.


Figure 1. Feature Efficiency Statistics

If you want to meet demand 99.9 percent of the time, you need 17 licenses. The capacity shows that the number of current licenses for this feature is 25. You can extrapolate that you need 8 less. But you may decide to keep them, because use will increase at the quarter’s end.

You can also create reports, which return useful information and help with monitoring and planning. You might create a group (which is a selection of users) and track a project (which is selection of users that you track). Projects take time to yield useful information. When you set these up, you can see the department/site/group/team and the resources used.