Sales forecasting - Prophecy

Improve Your Sales Forecast Process!

Prophecy™ gives your business managers the right solution to produce better, more defensible sales forecasts.

  • The Prophecy™ sales forecasting system is used by companies world-wide to forecast quantity, revenue and margins and to track / analyse progress versus budgets.
  • It will help you get away from complex, difficult to maintain spreadsheets and home-grown solutions for sales forecast development.
  • Prophecy™ helps business forecasters apply proven sales forecasting methodologies via a fully flexible 'pivot-table' style input, analysis and reporting environment.  Together with intuitive hierarchical navigation and drilldown, it is exceptionally easy to use.
  • Use Prophecy to drive the most accurate possible sales forecast into your Sales and Operations Planning (S & OP) Process. (Inaccurate volume forecasts represent a bottleneck to operational improvement which can only be mitigated by increased stocks.)
  • Typical users of Prophecy: sales managers, marketing, finance or specialist sales-forecasters.
  • Integrate sales forecasting, business planning, key sales analysis and reporting using Prophecy. (Please take a look at our screenshots page to get a concise insight into some of what's possible with Prophecy!)
  • Prophecy is easy and fast to implement and deploy. It integrates simply with ERP systems.
  • Prophecy is fully multi-user.  It requires no manual consolidations.  It can import and export data via SQL connections with any database.
  • Our sales forecast software is developed in the UK by Data Perceptions and is used by business managers across the world.
  • Sample markets forecasted by Prophecy: foods, pet care, white goods, construction, personal care, confectionery, healthcare.
  • Release your forecasters from the straightjacket of Excel.  Prophecy is easy to use for Excel users but is built 100% from the ground up as a solution for multi-user sales forecast development and management.

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 etc..
  • Accuracy analysis with a single-click - helps your forecasters identify and learn from mistakes earlier.

Benefits for the Business

  • Designed specifically for business forecasting. Prophecy users worldwide are currently forecasting products ranging from chilled desserts to confectionery, 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 designed 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.


Prophecy runs beautifully on the Windows 10 Technical Preview build. Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 later this year but if you click this link you can see current version Prophecy running under the new Windows. We think it looks very smart!

Telephone 01494 785574 (UK) to talk to a Prophecy expert now!