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How to master data analytics without a data science degree

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Many business people want to improve their understanding of data but don’t know where to start.

What to expect from BI reporting

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Gone are the days spending hours generating reports that immediately lead to more questions. Your obsolete reporting software or homegrown tools are leaving your business exposed to a range of critical risks and missed opportunities.

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Industries using business intelligence

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Over the last decade, many industries have adopted business intelligence to help them lower costs, improve efficiency, spot trends, and take advantage of new opportunities. Companies who use business intelligence have found that they are better equipped to stay ahead of the competition.

7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

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A business intelligence strategy is designed to give you the information you need and in a way that’s actionable on many levels. To be data-driven you’ll need to access, view and collaborate with your data from anywhere.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

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There are many benefits for companies in manufacturing, distribution and retail to invest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, including enhanced automation for the ability to deal with a complex data landscape.

Flexible data analytics solution works for everyone in LB White's team

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White has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of direct-fired heaters for the agricultural, construction, and rental industries. Approximately 50 employees support the production and global distribution of more than 50,000 SKUs from the company’s headquarters in Wisconsin.

How to stop losing customers to competitors?

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A business that brings in new customers, but is poor at retaining existing customers, is not likely to be operating at optimal performance. Stop losing customers to competitors by following these three simple rules. Job Role - Sales Strategy, Management and Performance

New Year's resolution for CEOs: more data discovery

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Data discovery is the process of collecting raw data from your various databases and systems, and converting it into a single source for instant analysis. Once data is converted, users can drill down to follow your train of thought.

Five strategic benefits of business analytics

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Business analytics can provide companies with an accurate and holistic view of their business.

Business intelligence in manufacturing

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The process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Raw materials need to be ordered, received, assembled, packaged, and shipped out for sale in the leanest way.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Automotive business intelligence helps managers remain calm

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If you’re in Australia and your car is smashed in an accident in New South Wales or Queensland, the parts and paint required by the panel beater to get your car back into shape have most likely come from Sydney Automotive Paints and Equipment (SAPE).The

What is an effective key performance indicator?

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Given today’s disruptive and competitive business environment, the ability to leverage company data has never been more important.

Stock Coverage: days cover calculation and other stock metrics

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Anyone who manages inventory is familiar with stock coverage. The question is, how do you measure 'days cover calculation' and other useful inventory metrics. Industry - Wholesale Distribution Job Role - Inventory/Operations

7 data trends for mid-market managers in 2020

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Everyone needs data. For manufacturing , distribution and retail businesses to succeed in today’s competitive market, data analytics has to be in the hands of all business users, from sales and marketing, to operations and logistics­. This will require a major shift in perspective for many companies.

Cloud BI - the perfect match

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“ Cloud computing and business intelligence are an ideal match. Business intelligence (BI) is about delivering the right information to the right people at the right time, and cloud computing provides a lightweight, agile way to access BI applications.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Seasonal stock control trends: Do you have your products ready?

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This time of year many businesses are dealing with seasonal demands and stock control.

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4 tips to get the most value from your ERP system

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While ERP systems support a wide variety of administrative and operational processes, many aren’t designed for the untrained user. Instead, enterprise systems are often managed by the IT department. Additionally, the reporting capabilities of ERPs is limited.

What is data analytics?

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Phocas creates data analytics software. We have been helping businesses control and leverage their data for nearly 20 years, but for many people, data analytics is a new tool. Companies create information in the form of data. This information is valuable if you can translate it into useful insights.

3 ways advanced data analytics can improve customer service

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Quality customer service is the gateway to long-term relationships. By using advanced data analytics you can understand your consumer base, deliver on or exceed expectations and proactively identifying opportunities for improvement.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

How data analytics can help slow down your thinking

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My fascination with the psychology of decision-making continues. My latest sage is Daniel Kahneman , a leading psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics for prospect theory.

ASA Automotive Systems selects Phocas as data analytics partner

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Phocas data analytics solution is now integrated with ASA’s enterprise products such as TireMaster Enterprise and TireMaster GTX software due to a new partnership finalised this week.

What the All-Blacks can teach us about making decisions under pressure?

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Most people feel pressure. The heart races, the body heats up, and you lose your train of thought. You feel pressure when you’re put on the spot in a meeting or playing the final hole in golf - when you are one stroke ahead. In both situations, we often panic and can’t think straight.

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[eBook] The top 7 key performance indicators for mid-market CEOs and executives

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Data and analytics have never been more important for mid-market CEOs and executives to set the course for their businesses. Data is key to transformation in a business. The true value of your data is how your people use data insights and how it impacts decision-making.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

How to avoid and eliminate dead stock

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Many companies have experienced a dead stock "graveyard" of products that can no longer be sold. Dead stock reduces cash flow that could be used to purchase new revenue-generating stock. It also takes up precious warehouse space that profitable products could occupy.

How to overcome reporting challenges in your business

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The ability to generate accurate, relevant and timely reports is critical if a company is to remain competitive in today's marketplace. However, as many executives know, traditional (static) reporting methods have a range of shortcomings.

How to determine who owes you money

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The ability to determine how much outstanding money is owed to your company is vital to the ongoing management and sometimes survival of a business.

Phocas teams up with Acumatica Cloud ERP to integrate solutions

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Phocas has a new partnership with Acumatica, provider of an award-winning cloud-based ERP system, that will extend our data analytics solution to Acumatica customers globally. The new deal helps Acumatica customers turn raw data into insights. Company Updates

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Phocas BI tool proves its value for manufacturers, wholesalers

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The following article is reproduced from TechTarget , a respected tech news website which provides independent content and analysis. The article highlights how Phocas has built trust and a strong reputation with leaders and IT managers in manufacturing, wholesale and retail.

How do businesses make decisions with BI?

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By utilizing a fact-based, real-time, singular version of the truth, companies are now empowered to achieve and maintain a competitive edge through the use of industry specific business intelligence. Executives have immediate access to crucial information to make fast and educated decisions.

The future of e-commerce for growing businesses

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Whether you work for a retail, distribution or manufacturing organization, selling more product at the highest profit margin is a constant goal.

KPIs for the resilient mid-market CEO

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In today’s dynamic marketplace, modern CEOs must operate from a new playbook. Resilience and the ability to quickly adapt to mercurial customer demands is the name of the game. Consequently, the modern CEO must have the tools to maintain a competitive advantage. Job Role - Executive KPIs

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

How pricing strategies work better with data analytics

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Every company must have a strategy to price their goods. Your pricing strategy is a fundamental component to your marketing process as pricing can increase sales or send customers to your competitors.

Transform your IT team into a strategic asset

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As advancements in technology continue to alter the way we do business, the role and function of the IT department must also adapt. IT managers need to consider ways to shift the IT department from the role of a cost center to a strategic asset.

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Stewart’s of Scotland concentrates on profitability with Phocas

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Phocas data analytics is exhibiting at the UBT Trade Expo 2019 in Warwick this week. This three-day event is for UK business leaders, and you can meet the Phocas team at stand #10.

How to be more effective at execution in a wholesale business

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Speed may never be more important to your business than it is today. The right data analytics solution can help your team to react quickly to the needs of your customers and the changes in your industry, products and suppliers that influence your business.

Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

You can learn a lot by studying your product data, but the real magic happens when product managers blend different types of data from different sources. If you want to blend data and intuition to make bold decisions that move your product forward, you'll need to open yourself up to new data sources - but where do you get this new information? Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing at Nyotron, knows the answer: from other teams in your organization! Join us as Rene goes through the different teams you'll find in a B2B organization, how to build a strong relationship with those teams, and what kinds of insights you can get that will benefit your product.