German translation: die Verkaufsprognose; die Umsatzvoraussage
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15:37 Jan 22, 2000
English to German translations [PRO] Bus/Financial
English term or phrase:Forecasting
I need the German translation for the word "Forecasting" in the following context:
Forecasting is the process of projecting past sales demand into the future.
Explanation: I would translate this sentence as follows:
"Als Prognose bezeichnet man die Projektion des in der Vergangenheit beobachteten Bedarfs in die Zukunft"
In my opinion, you shouldn't be more specific, as the English term isn't specified either.
"Prognose" is used more frequently in an economic context, but "Vorhersage" could also be used just as well.
Explanation: As they are talking about a process here, I would suggest: "Unter Prognostizieren versteht man..."
Konjunkturprognose is too specific as it refers more to macro-economics, whereas your context suggests an enterprise environment