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Achieving business intelligence success through stakeholder engagement

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For a company to succeed with its business intelligence project, stakeholder engagement from start to finish is essential.

Why spreadsheet reporting is killing your business

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Microsoft Excel is frequently referred to as the number one business intelligence (BI) tool because it is one of the most commonly used applications. For smaller businesses, Excel is a useful tool for simple calculations and analysis.

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Business intelligence vs CRM

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The difference between business intelligence (BI) and customer relationship management (CRM) can be confusing. This is because BI and CRM share a number of the same functions – most notably in using historical data to identify key trends that business people can use to their advantage.

How can wholesale food businesses increase sales?

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The wholesale food industry is faced with many new challenges as a result of the pandemic, most notably a decline in demand for goods as hotels, restaurants, schools and sporting venues operate at a lower capacity.

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The Best Data Retention Policy & Template To Get You Started

In this whitepaper from Onna, we will walk you through data retention best practices and provide you with a downloadable template to help you get organized and gain better visibility into your data’s lifecycle.

How can data analytics help janitorial and sanitary companies grow their business?

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Having a clean living and working environment is paramount, which has only heightened since the onsite of the coronavirus. When it comes to sanitation and cleanliness, this cannot be taken for granted – especially as workspaces and homes need to meet specific safety standards.

Phocas rated one of the most valuable business tools of 2020

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Phocas data analytics is excited to be recognized as one of the most valuable business tools of 2020 by GetApp, a Gartner digital markets review website.

How to motivate staff to increase productivity when working from home

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In business, the saying “time saved is money earned” couldn't be more true. Yet businesses throw away thousands of dollars each day in wasted time. This happens at every level from management to staff.

Excel vs Business Intelligence Software

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Many businesses use Excel spreadsheets for a variety of needs. They are a great way to organize information, and if used correctly, can add value to an organization in a number of ways. If spreadsheets are used as a source of business intelligence information, however, challenges often arise.

Win the stock and inventory management battle with data analytics

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Stock and inventory management: how can you optimize it? At Phocas, we set out to answer this question with one of our in-house subject matter experts, Page Schrock.

Culture matters as Phocas scales up

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Myles Glashier, our co-founder and co-CEO explains the evolution and development of Phocas on the popular podcast,'Scaling Up'. Myles chats with Ed Cowan about the story behind the data analytics business. The genesis for Phocas came when Myles was a backpacker in London and met ERP owner Paul Magee.

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Retail data analytics fosters collaboration between retailers and suppliers

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There are numerous benefits for retailers to share their sales and customer data with suppliers. Retailers are closer to consumers than suppliers and are more aware of shifting trends that can determine the demise of one product and the potential for another.

Manufacturing data analytics for a single source of truth

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Today, manufacturers face a challenging business climate. There is pessimism about the global demand for manufactured goods and the slow recovery of the economy due to covid-19. There are frustrations about political instabilities, shortage of skilled labor, and declining foreign trade.

Retail success means data sharing

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The retail industry is a tough and competitive environment. With every business trying to top one another, it becomes all the more difficult to bring in new customers. The key to retail success in such a cut-throat environment is via your data.

What are the costs of not using business intelligence?

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Due to budget and time constraints, some managers believe business intelligence (BI) is not worth the investment. Some people think they're saving money, when it fact, the failure to implement BI will cause the business to lose money. This blog examines a few of those costs.

Why leading BI vendors are committed to customer success

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All BI vendors want customers that are loyal, use the product often and share their positive experiences with others.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to choose the right business intelligence solution for your business

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Business Intelligence is key to making the most of the data generated by your company because it allows you to analyze this data. And to be frank, the ability to make sense of your data so you can spot trends and be proactive is a game-changer.

Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

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Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) , and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software , today sign ed a global partnership agreement that will enable KCS ’ customers to elevate data held in their KCS systems.

Business Intelligence vs. CRM: Which one is best for you?

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There is an ongoing debate on whether Business Intelligence (BI) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is more effective in helping a business succeed.

Empowering remote finance teams with the right tools

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For finance teams, the transition to remote work during COVID-19 has brought a mix of various opportunities and challenges. Since finance teams spend most of their time on their computers to create various reports, analyze and process data, remote work hasn’t created too many obstacles.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Behler-Young connects Amazon Alexa and Phocas BI with great results

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Can you have a conversation with your business intelligence solution while driving? Behler-Young sales people do.

What is distributor analytics software?

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Wholesale distributors have access to more data than almost any other business. As retailers demand more responsiveness and manufacturers look for ongoing efficiencies, it's time that these businesses leverage the data.

All about business intelligence (BI): the basics

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When I started at Phocas and was asked what I did, I said I worked in ‘business intelligence software’. I found many people were thinking ‘what the hell is that?’ so now I explain business intelligence software helps people make better ‘data-driven’ decisions.

Why your company culture is key to business intelligence success

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Despite the increasing adoption rates of business intelligence (BI), many executives do not feel that data is leveraged effectively across the whole company. Company culture and commitment to data-driven decision-making is a key determinant of a company’s success with BI.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

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Phocas business intelligence and Datafile software solutions, two longstanding s oftware providers dedicated to solving data problems for the SME market in the United Kingdom, have signed a local partnership agreement.

Business intelligence vs. spreadsheets: What does your business need?

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As businesses grow and become more digital, so too does the amount of data available to track and analyze. For people to take advantage of the abundance of data and make well-informed decisions , you must have access to a tool to get a single, real-time, fact-based version of the truth.

Tech culture: A look behind the Phocas culture and its secrets for success

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Culture Bites', is a podcast created by culture experts, Human Synergistics. Phocas leaders, Myles Glashier and Karen Hailwood feature in the episode called Phocas. Please have a listen to find out how culture was influential at Phocas before the founders knew what it meant.

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4 elements of an efficient business intelligence tool

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There are so many business intelligence tools on the market, all promising a competitive edge for your business. A good start is ensuring the software is compatible with your ERP and the tool has built-in content relevant for your industry.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

[e-book] More BI and analytics trends for 2021

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When business conditions change overnight, we can feel threatened and stressed. What was heartening about this year for Phocas was so many customers took comfort in their data.

What is an interactive dashboard?

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An interactive dashboard allows you to drill down and filter information so data can be viewed from different perspectives or in more detail. With a condensed and clear presentation of the business figures, dashboards enable data-driven company decisions.

Data consolidation across Litex Industries enables strategic decision-making

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Litex Industries Limited is an extensive electrical products wholesaler located in Texas, USA. After the recent merger and acquisition growth, there are now 11 companies in the corporate family.

Data strategy: 3 reasons why sales managers need to have one

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Sales managers are resilient folk. For many, adapting to leaps in technology, economic volatility, and radical shifts in buying behavior is the norm. Often they emerge stronger and better equipped to succeed.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Chairman’s update - FY2020

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Phocas continues to grow profitably, invest in the future and work closely with customers. Company Updates

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Phocas presents culture and transformation story at leadership conference

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If you ask Phocas people why the company is successful, most will say it's because of the culture. The Phocas culture has always been influential because it was fostered and prioritized from the inception of the company.

Key performance measures to track from finance data

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Key performance measures help people evaluate actual performance against objectives, so they know what levers to pull to stay on track. As finance plays a vital role in an organization’s critical decision-making, we’re going to take a look what KPIs to set.

Accounting analytics – how business intelligence helps

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A decade ago, an accountant balanced the daily transactions and prepared a statement of profit and loss for the year-end. In recent times, the ERP and spreadsheets became the accountant’s best friend to create static reports and communicate historical financial performance.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!