Sales and Strategy Forecast: If you have a target to achieve you can plan out your work according. It's just like keep the figures real and amenable. Unrealistic figures would not help you ever to get the target on time. Secondly with these forecast, you can compare your marketing strategies and come up with the best solutions for future activities.
One thing about my business, I don't sell templates. I only sell REAL content. I believe that template is only to give you the general overview of direction but not how_to do it. That's why I highly not recommended you choose to download or purchase marketing templates because I have seen them i personally think it won't help you much. Let me share you a recent story about template.