What is Compas?

Plan, monitor and evaluate business activities in one place. Build integrated financial and operational forecasts directly from the marketing plan. Compas is a lightweight Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tool that helps you manage your business without relying on spreadsheets. Budgeting and monitoring performance are greatly simplified with Compas.


Compas gives your team a single place to map out your planned marketing or other activities. Sales and financial forecasts are generated from the plan and shared throughout the company. Changes to the plan automatically update the forecast and can be tracked over time


Data feeds allow you to track campaign performance in real time and update the plan as required. Internal and external data sources can be combined to provide a 360-degree view of customer behaviour. Reforecast marketing campaigns with a single click and let the system automatically recalculate the sales and profit implications


Armed with the results of marketing activities and their longer-term effects, your team can gain an in-depth understanding of how to deliver greater value. This feeds back into future planning, improving the quality of decisions and the accuracy of forecasts – true data-driven marketing

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Compas offers a highly flexible framework that can be applied to any spreadsheet-based planning or reporting application. It is perfect for turning marketing plans into sales forecasts, for matching supply and demand, or for financial planning and analysis. It also offers a flexible reporting platform which allows all your internal and external data to be viewed in one place


Pricing is negotiated individually, based on business size and the features required. Compas provides the integrated planning and reporting capabilities of an ERP or bespoke system, at a fraction of the cost. Typically, Compas starts to generate a return in its first year of deployment, through a combination of improved margin, increased sales and greater efficiency

Implementing Compas

When you decide to go ahead, getting on board with Compas can be easier than you think.

  • 1

    Scoping (about 1 week)

    We work with you to map out the necessary data sources in your organisation and understand your requirements, so we can scope out how Compas will be set up for maximum benefit.

  • 2

    Configuration (2-8 weeks)

    Based on your requirements, we set up Compas for your use. This entails establishing data interfaces, customising business logic and reporting and so on, to ensure that Compas will give you exactly what you need.

  • 3


    Once you've confirmed that everything in Compas meets your requirements, the system is then rolled out to users. We provide full training and support as necessary.

About us

Compas has been built by Golden Orb, a management consultancy that has been developing analytical software for leading companies for over 20 years. Golden Orb specialises in helping organisations with planning and forecasting so that they can achieve a greater return on investment

Exceptional insight

“The people, software and service from Golden Orb have all been exceptional. If it is insight you seek, don't look any further”
- Chairman, Riviera Travel

Accurate forecasting

“Compas is the quickest and easiest solution I’ve seen for anyone planning and tracking DM campaigns; within days of the drop, you can reforecast the campaign results with remarkable accuracy”
- Former Managing Director, Lands' End Europe

Maximise marketing ROI

“Our partnership with Golden Orb has enabled us to have much greater oversight of our marketing spend. By helping us to identify profitable and unprofitable activities, their software allows us to focus our resources where they can deliver the greatest ROI”
- Group CEO, Direct Wines

Highest quality

“We have worked with Golden Orb over many years and always found their work to be of the highest quality”
- CIO:Consumer, Unilever Plc

Focused and optimised

“We have been very happy with the performance of Compas, which has helped us to navigate through a rapidly evolving and dynamic period. Predicting consumer patterns with accuracy ensures that our entire operation is focused and optimised“
- Finance Director, Stonegate Farmers Ltd

Optimised marketing spend

“Our work with Golden Orb has transformed the way we are able to read and understand marketing results. We are able to evaluate and forecast our marketing performance faster and more accurately, in both the immediate, and longer term(lifetime value). We have as a result significantly optimised our marketing spend”
- Head of Marketing Analytics, Laithwaites Wine

Perfect for fast-growing businesses

“Pretty much perfect for businesses that are fast-growing and ready to professionalise their marketing“
- Direct Commerce Innovator Awards

Priceless data

“The continuity campaign data is priceless. For a global company, having this data to compare campaigns from around the world is invaluable. It takes all the guesswork out of measuring ROI”
- Former President, Readers Digest Europe


“A robust solution, which is at the Rolls-Royce end of the market“
- Direct Commerce magazine


“Compas is a great campaign planning tool, but it is much more than that. If you use all of its capabilities it can transform your business. You will know precisely how your company can grow, flourish and engage with your customers“
- Managing Director, Direct Commerce Ltd

Impressive modelling

“The modelling capability, in particular, is very impressive“
- Direct Commerce Innovator Awards

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