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Amazon Alexa and Phocas push the boundaries of business intelligence


Can you imagine having a conversation with your business intelligence solution while driving your car?

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics, On-demand Videos and Webinars, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Retail

Why your data is the key to securing a competitive advantage

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As more companies increase their investments in data analytics tools, they will quickly gain a competitive advantage over businesses that do not. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

What is data discovery?

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge” according to best selling author, John Naisbitt. Today’s businesses have the ability to collect an extraordinary amount of information on everything from customer buying patterns and feedback to supply chain management and marketing efforts. Are you drawing value from your data?

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics

Five business benefits of business intelligence

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Business intelligence (BI) can provide companies with an accurate and holistic view of their business. Executives and managers now have the ability to use data for real-time, actionable insights into everything from customer buying patterns, marketing endeavors and inventory management without having to rely on IT for outdated, static reports. In this blog, we discuss five benefits of BI.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

Phocas Business Intelligence vs QlikView review

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The BI Survey 16 is the world’s largest survey of business intelligence software users. In 2016, BARC Research, producers of the survey, received reviews from 3,137 users of 37 different BI products. Read this blog to see how Phocas compares with QlikView.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Reviews and Recognition

Phocas Business Intelligence vs. Microsoft Power BI review

BARC Research’s annual business intelligence survey received reviews from 3,137 users of 37 BI tools. Based on the survey results, BARC created The BI Survey 16, an annual report that compares the software vendors head-to-head in 32 different categories. In this blog, see how Phocas compares with Microsoft Power BI.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Reviews and Recognition

Why you need data to make better business decisions

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Many managers have become accustomed to relying on their gut instinct. In today's data-driven economy, gut instinct may no longer suffice for effective decision making. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

What is data-driven decision making?

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Every day, we use data to make decisions in our personal lives. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics

The 4 aspects of data you need to get an accurate view of your business

“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” Mathematician, John W. Tukey on exploratory data analysis.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics

Is your BI software provider committed to your success?

All software companies want customers that are loyal, use the product often and share their positive experiences with others. Unfortunately, not all software companies are doing what it takes to ensure that their customers remain happy and continue to gain value from the software and the business relationship.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics

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