Cloud BI - the perfect match
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Cloud BI - the perfect match

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. The beauty of Cloud BI applications is the accessibility on multiple devices and web browsers. This circumvents traditional software barriers such as the requirement to access the application on-site.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

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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. The beauty of Cloud BI applications is the accessibility on multiple devices and web browsers. This circumvents traditional software barriers such as the requirement to access the application on-site.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

How to increase plumbing and HVAC sales

In the plumbing and HVAC industry, companies must be able organize a great diversity of parts on offer and offer great customer service. With this in mind, many companies adopt a business intelligence (BI) solution to keep ahead of the competition. BI empowers companies with a real-time view of operations. Managers can use this precious insight to develop strategies that will enhance business performance to drive revenue. In this blog, we’ll discuss ways you can leverage your data to increase plumbing and HVAC sales.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing

Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

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. Businesses who are upgrading from legacy systems to cloud-based solutions also reduce costs, improve security and easily integrate with other solutions. Implementing a new ERP is a big project that requires planning. With this system being so critical to your business, you want to avoid a break in the service and the convenience it offers. So how can you keep all your data intact and accessible as you’re switching ERPs? ...  a data analytics solution

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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

L.B. 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. As a mid-size business, data has always been critical to the company’s decision-making process.  By adding industry-matched data analytics software to its Epicor ERP 10 system helped the whole team overcome reporting challenges.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, ERP - Epicor

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. Seasonal trends come in many forms: increased sales of perfumes for the holidays, decreased sales in building products during the northern hemisphere winter, or increased sales of swimwear in the southern hemisphere summer.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

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.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Phocas vs. QlikSense business intelligence software

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An executive from the Hayley Group said, "Our main reason for choosing Phocas BI was because we found Phocas people good to deal with, we didn’t think we’d be a small fish in a big pond." This customer-centric approach is the reason that Phocas is recognized as a leader in business intelligence (BI) software and scores well in customer reviews such as the  BARC BI Survey 19. In this blog, we compare Phocas business intelligence software with QlikSense using findings from BARC.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Reviews and Recognition

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. In today’s modern economy, data is no longer just a byproduct of business operations, rather it has become a useful asset to develop strategy and make business decisions.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

Why IT managers recommend business intelligence software

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Advancements in technology have changed the role of the IT department from that of a cost center to a strategic asset. Modern IT managers are developing strategies that match a company’s vision and goals. Using business intelligence (BI) software to identify which business processes are inefficient and costly enables the IT department to improve company performance and fast-track transformation.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

Phocas BI vs QlikView business intelligence software

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Every year BARC, a leading analysis company, conducts the world’s largest survey comparing business intelligence software vendors across 34 criteria, or key performance indicators. This year the BI Survey 19 assessed 36 different business intelligence software products using feedback from more than 3,000 customers. We compare how QlikView stacks-up against Phocas in the data discovery-focused products peer group of the survey. QlikView is Qlik’s original business Intelligence solution in Qlik’s line-up and Phocas is an industry-specific solution.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Reviews and Recognition

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