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Explain the role of a sales forecast in budgeting. What is the difference between a sales forecast and a sales budget?

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Describe the role of a sales forecast in budgeting and explain the difference between sales forecast and a sales budget.

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Sales forecast: It is the basis for preparing the sales budget and is the basis for the operating budget and financial budgets. However, it is not essentially equal to the sales budget. It is a process of estimating the future sales of the company. A sales forecast can be done through in dollars or in units. Accurate sales forecasts facilitate companies to make appropriate decisions and forecast short-term and long-term performance...

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