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Are your forecasts as close to reality as possible – or are they missing the mark? The reliability of your forecasts can only be as good as your data. Because without reliable, high-quality data? It’s near impossible to produce accurate forecasts the business can depend on.

How KLN Brands support 11% growth and move forward with Phocas


Scaling and expanding are daunting challenges for any organization, but this midwest manufacturer has found the key for this quandary. case study manufacturing finance sales executive consumer goods financial statements


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Why the future of finance depends on new skills


As many economies emerge from the pandemic, the “Great Resignation” has brought people's issues sharply into focus. finance financial statements HR dynamic reporting

How scenario planning helps you take control in uncertainty


It’s no secret the most successful, forward-thinking organizations can adapt to change fast. They have an eye on the future, plan for different scenarios, and as a result – end up miles ahead of their competitors. finance executive financial statements dynamic reporting budgeting and forecasting

How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Vendor

How does your current BI vendor stack up against the competition? Who’s the perfect vendor for your business needs? Find out by downloading your complimentary copy today!

5 things you need for financial reporting in the data decade (and how to get them)


How much time does your finance team spend collecting, sifting, and analyzing data? BI basics finance executive financial statements dynamic reporting data analytics budgeting and forecasting

The 15 most important Financial KPIs in the data decade


In the business world, there are a lot of competing priorities and jargon to describe them, which makes it difficult to evaluate a priority’s true importance. finance financial statements KPIs and metrics budgeting and forecasting

The data trends you need to know for 2022


With the new year well underway, it looks like organizations will be facing another roller-coaster year of change. BI basics finance executive trends financial statements

Jardan slashes reporting time with Phocas


Australian-based furniture retailer paves the way for growth with faster reporting, powerful analytics, and better decision-making. case study manufacturing sales MYOB executive ERP

Are spreadsheets ruining your relationship with financial analytics?


It’s 6.00pm on Friday night. Your desktop is a spreadsheet mosh pit and you’re drowning in numbers. finance executive financial statements decision-making data visualizations

Phocas is an “out of the garage” finalist: a global growth award


Phocas is a finalist in the 4 th annual Pause Awards for demonstrating global growth, expansion and success. sales executive HR data analytics business intelligence software culture

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Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Capital Coated Steel uses real-time data to react faster to change


Critical insights are required by steel distributor, Capital Coated Steel to stay nimble and navigate a turbulent global market. case study wholesale distribution IT building and industrial supplies executive ERP iMetal metalogic

5 ways to achieve financial process automation


Many finance teams are at various stages along the automation journey, and others are yet to fulfil all their aspirations for their data. business intelligence basics finance IT executive dynamic reporting data analytics data visualizations culture

Why driver-based planning is important for modern FP&A


Success in today’s rapidly shifting economy depends on a lot of external and internal factors. BI basics finance financial statements dynamic reporting data analytics

Make day-to-day financial tasks a treat, not a trick


Around this time of year, we embrace the spooky, creepy, and downright terrifying. finance executive financial statements dynamic reporting data analytics budgeting and forecasting

Phocas Software is one of first 100 members of the Tech Council of Australia


The Tech Council of Australia is a brand-new peak body that represents Australia’s tech companies – big and small. IT reviews and recognition executive data analytics BI software culture budgeting and forecasting

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Chairman’s statement - FY2021


The financial year ending 30 June 2021 marked a most eventful and exciting year at Phocas Software. business intelligence basics company updates financial statements budgeting and forecasting

Phocas is a NASBA-approved CPE sponsor and explains collaborative FP&A


For many organizations, budget season is an all-consuming annual event that requires input and information from people and departments from all areas of the business. business intelligence basics finance executive data analytics

Track KPIs to achieve inventory nirvana across all channels


Achieving inventory nirvana and ultimately meeting customers’ demands means tracking inventory KPIs across all channels so you can make more strategic decisions and optimize your omni-channel inventory management.

[podcast] The ins and outs of data at Midwich: a global audio visual business


The audiovisual (A V ) industry is constantly evolving and today’s new LED light or flat-screen displays can be replaced by a new version in a year’s time. An ethos at Midwich is to continuously improve so adapting to ongoing innovation is part of the every day.

The Benefits of Infused Analytics for SaaS Applications and Companies

If you want to be successful, you need the best technologies, and the best technologies come from having the best embedded partners. See how infused analytics can take your SaaS applications to the next level.

Why companies need cross-functional teams to be ready for growth


As the economy moves toward recovery, many leaders are eyeing growth opportunities in their organizations. If you’re like most business people, you’re feeling cautiously optimistic about your company’s financial prospects in the months ahead.

7 top sales KPIs for manufacturing teams


Sales professionals working in manufacturing know customer behaviour is changing and is continuing to evolve. Manufacturers need to be more flexible and personalized, which means innovation and business agility are essential.

Bring your profit and loss statement to life and react faster to emerging trends


Demand from branch managers through to board members for up-to-date accurate financial information has made monthly performance and cash-flow predictions unfit for purpose. business intelligence basics finance decision-making dynamic reporting

How to get a quick ROI from business intelligence software


When implementing any new strategy, hiring new people or investing in business software, you want to make sure that your business is getting a return on its investment. business intelligence basics strategy management & performance KPIs and metrics

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Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

Data is key to e-commerce success at Hein Electric Supply


American electrical wholesale distributor redeploys Phocas to restore data confidence and help company with B2B ecommerce initiatives. case study wholesale distribution sales electrical executive ERP

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How sales strategies need to adapt beyond covid


Thanks to covid, your sales team has likely had to embrace a more digitally focused sales approach. business intelligence basics sales

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Why inventory management is the key to omnichannel success


Inventory management is complicated, and people are always looking for new ways to make it simpler. business intelligence basics wholesale distribution inventory and operations data analytics

Need more people with data analytics skills? here’s your solution


It’s not a surprise that nearly every business leader wants their people to take more advantage of their data. business intelligence basics finance IT executive data analytics culture

Start Taking Your Embedded Partnerships Seriously

Choosing the right embedded partner matters. See the many reasons why developers love Qrvey (and why you will too!) in this free PDF.

Top 10 financial analysis blogs of 2021


The Phocas business intelligence blog was created to provide free advice about data and add value to the way business people approach data problems or tasks. Now the scope of the blog has extended to include financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting and planning tips.

Strongdor uses data to future proof operations


Strongdor is a premier manufacturer of secure steel doors, operating out of two facilities in Lancaster, England, including its 4,500 square meter manufacturing hub. case study wholesale distribution sales plumbing and HVAC executive ERP

Phocas and Enapps ERP to help SMEs maximize growth opportunities


A new partnership between Phocas software and Enapps cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) will empower small and medium businesses to use their data more effectively and improve analysis. manufacturing wholesale distribution company updates partners dynamic reporting data analytics enapps erp

Negotiate better with suppliers using data analytics


Data analytics might still be under appreciated as a valuable negotiation tool, yet more and more decision-makers are waking up to the power of data at the negotiating table. A recent report by Barclays outlines how decision-makers across generations perceive and utilize data to negotiate better.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

How to get your sales team ready for data Olympics


The Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo soon, and the world’s top athletes will command our attention once again. We can all agree these athletes are living proof of the motto — “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” — as they constantly strive to reach new heights in their sports.

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How to maintain business continuity with ongoing disruption


No one can predict what will happen to the economy until we beat the latest wave of coronavirus infections. The only certainty in today’s chaotic world is change. business intelligence basics finance executive data analytics

The business case for data analytics


Data is a critical business asset. Few will argue that point. Better data leads to better decision-making. Again, no argument. So how do you make the business case for data analytics? business intelligence basics IT executive

[podcast] What is vendor managed inventory and how does it work at Caprice Homewares?


Vendor managed inventory (VMI) helps Harvey Lewis, one of Australia’s leading homeware suppliers sleep at night. case study wholesale distribution executive retail trends inventory and operations inventory management podcast

Don’t Settle for Retro Analytics

Are your embedded analytics stuck in the past? If you haven’t explored your options recently, you might be in for a BIG surprise. Don’t settle for Retro Analytics. Download this free guide today!