Prophecy™ Sales Forecasting Software
Prophecy™ is a powerful sales forecasting software solution, aimed at helping business managers develop better sales forecasts. Achieve greater accuracy and superior productivity compared to spreadsheet and non-purpose built solutions.
- Prophecy™ supports forecasting over multi-levels hierarchies of products and customers though time. Compare forecasts with previous years or budgets at any level of hierarchy. Extend sales forecast quantities through to revenues, cost of goods and margin in one, easy to use system. See these screenshots for a quick flavour of Prophecy, click here to view a self-running, browser based demo, or here to download an evaluation system.
- Prophecy™ fully supports multi-user concurrent forecasting without the need for cumbersome and time-consuming consolidations. Forecast changes are saved aggreated over products and customers in real-time.
- Prophecy™ has been deployed in companies world-wide to forecast products as diverse as cosmetics and toiletries, breakfast cereals, cleaning products, white goods, pet products and building materials.
- Prophecy™ was designed and developed by experienced business forecasters, for business forecasters.
- Prophecy™ is a proven, cost-effective solution to multi-user sales forecasting. Please click here for more information, check out the menu links at the top and bottom of the screen, or give Data Perceptions a call right now on 01494 785574 (UK).
Benefits for Sales Forecasters
- Produce intelligent sales forecasts, more quickly, more effectively and with none of the tedious manual processes associated with using spreadsheets for the forecasting of demand.
- Much more than just statistical algorithms! Forecasting monthly or weekly sales by product requires much more than naively applying statistical forecasting algorithms. Prophecy gives your forecasters the insights, views and information with which to make best use of their knowledge of events and interpretation of trend and other data.
- Appropriate and proven methodology for forecasting of demand. Prophecy distils many years of professional business sales forecasting experience into a proven, powerful and well thought out software solution.
- Puts forecasters and reviewers in control. Forecasters and managers will be able to identify and understand trends as soon as they start developing, spot inaccurate sales forecasts as they are entered and instantly quantify the financial impact of forecast changes at any level of product and customer detail on the overall sales plan.
- Forecaster aids : instant trend graphs, automated forecast risk analysis, drilldowns, forecast at any level of detail, diary notes, time profiles, promotional scratchpad, audit trail etc..
- Accuracy analysis with a single-click - helps your forecasters identify and learn from mistakes earlier.
- Click here to see what other forecasters say about Prophecy.
- Designed specifically for business forecasting. Prophecy users worldwide are currently forecasting products ranging from chilled desserts to confectionary, pet foods, breakfast cereals, white goods, personal care / beauty and DIY.
- Forecast for revenue and profit as well as quantities. Instantly understand the impact of volume changes on the revenue and profit plan at all levels of hierarchy. Compare to Budget and previous years, all within Prophecy's powerful forecasting and reporting environment.
- Team forecasting. Prophecy was architected from the ground upwards to allow multiple forecasters to concurrently forecast without the need for tedious manual consolidations. Workflow management (i.e. forecast, review, reforecast etc) is built in, enabling efficient coordination of the sales forecast process. Forecast changes from multiple users are transparently consolidated in real time.
- Compare the Sales Forecast with Budgets, Plans and Previous Years. Demand forecasting is therefore actively integrated into business plan monitoring and delivery. Combine more accurate forecasting of demand and more controlled delivery of the company plan using Prophecy.
Rapid implementation. Prophecy can be implemented very quickly - it is not a major IT project. Data can be sourced from any ODBC/OLEDB data source or from flat files and written back in the same way.
Easy maintenance. Once hierarchies and data are sourced from your business systems via SQL and Prophecy automation scripts the system requires little maintenance.
The past year has seen much internal development of Prophecy and the next year will see several major functionality enhancements. In the meantime, you may be interested in viewing a video (Flash required) of how Prophecy users receive updates to their Prophecy software securely over the internet, without the need for IT support or involvement. Prophecy uses the Software Update Wizard, a set of software components developed by Data Perceptions to allow software developers to add automatic software updates to their applications with a single line of code. Prophecy is one of several hundred applications worldwide that uses the Software Update Wizard and was also the very first application to benefit from it.
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