The idea for Sales Temperature began 20 years ago when founder Jeff Wadsworth and his family purchased the first of two retail franchises. Shortly after the first grand opening, Jeff realized how important an accurate sales forecast would be to the success of their business. He set out to build the best excel spreadsheet the retail industry had ever seen. That effort was put on hold while Jeff spent the next 15 years building forecasting software for energy companies, during which time he worked with early Machine Learning tools. Jeff’s wife continued to run the franchises and he watched her struggle to accurately forecast sales for upcoming labor scheduling and purchasing needs. Jeff realized that there must be a better solution and it was possible with Machine Learning! Sales Temperature was then born with the goal of providing:

  • Daily Sales Forecast
  • Daily Customer Count
  • Daily Labor Costs
  • Daily Schedule Hours

Because better retail sales forecasting drives better retail performance.