Starting today, demand planners can configure an auto recurring (i.e., perpetual) forecast at the desired scheduled frequency without any manual intervention by the demand planner. Previously, demand planners had to manually initiate a planning cycle. Now, demand planners as part of their forecast configuration setting can define the cadence at which the forecasts need to be generated and published to align with timeline needs, such as downstream supply and distribution planning. For example, a demand planner can set the forecast interval (weekly or monthly) as well as the specific day, time, and time zone. Based on the defined settings, the current planning cycle will be published to Amazon S3 and a new planning cycle will begin.