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How to Apply Custom Fiscal Calendar Configurations

The DemandCaster S&OP Demand and Supply planning process supports 3 calendar options. The standard monthly calendar, fiscal 4-4-5, and fiscal 5-4-4.

In certain cases, there are fiscal calendars that result in 53 week years every few years, as well as 4-5-4 calendars. In these situations, DemandCaster provides the option to upload your own calendar configurations. Here are the steps to do so.

Choose Calendar Type in System Settings

Go to Utilities >> System Settings

  1. Scroll down to other setting.
  2. If your calendar is a 4-4-5 or 5-4-4, click the appropriate radio button, otherwise click on User Defined.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click save.

 

Prep Your Calendar Upload File

Open a blank spreadsheet, and populate the file with the following data. Please make sure your calendar date starts 4 years earlier based on fiscal year start date.

  • Column A will be the Year number
  • Column B will be the Month number
  • Column C will be the number of weeks in the given month

Save the File, Zip, and Upload

Save the file as a tab delimited text file with the name fiscalyearweeksperperiod (fiscalyearweeksperperiod.txt), zip, and upload per the article Manually Uploading Data

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