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3053880 - IBP: How can MAPE Forecast Error measure be negative?

Symptom

After running the Forecast Error operator for either Demand Planning or Inventory Optimization, you notice that the MAPE (and/or CV based on MAPE) error measure is negative.

How can that be since MAPE is the mean "absolute" percentage error?


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Environment

SAP Integrated Business Planning (SCM-IBP)

Product

SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain all versions

Keywords

ibp, inventory, forecast, error, fe, profile, mape, ape, negative, neg, cv, io, historical, shows, iocv, ioforecasterrorcv , KBA , SCM-IBP-INV , Inventory Planning , How To

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