Four opportunities with data visualization tools for the road back
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Four opportunities with data visualization tools for the road back

“Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” Geoffrey Moore, American organizational theorist said this 15 years ago yet managers continue to operate without full visibility into their data and have felt the limitations during the crisis. From online sales to CRM data to accounts receivables, we constantly accrue data in business. However, this data is a burden if we can’t access and harness it quickly. Data visualization tools can help business managers take advantage of the opportunities that lie within their data, be flexible and respond faster.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, business intelligence dashboards, data visualizations

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Four opportunities with data visualization tools for the road back

“Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” Geoffrey Moore, American organizational theorist said this 15 years ago yet managers continue to operate without full visibility into their data and have felt the limitations during the crisis. From online sales to CRM data to accounts receivables, we constantly accrue data in business. However, this data is a burden if we can’t access and harness it quickly. Data visualization tools can help business managers take advantage of the opportunities that lie within their data, be flexible and respond faster.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, business intelligence dashboards, data visualizations

Margin analysis helps drinks distributor concentrate on key areas of business

Dayla Drinks is an independent on-trade drinks distributor specializing in the procurement and supply of over 3,000 products such as beer, spirits and soft drinks. The company recognizes the importance of data to its operations so it can be flexible and provide excellent service to its customers across the United Kingdom. Phocas data analytics helps the Dayla team carry out margin analysis and recommend a greater variety of products to its customers. The whole business can see where profit margins are down and focus on areas of the business that need the most attention.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Food and Beverage, ERP - Merlin, data analytics, business intelligence dashboards

Obex team uses business intelligence dashboards to track performance

In 2008, the founders of Obex Protection in Worcester saw the potential for better glazing and façade sealing technology for the construction market in the United Kingdom. A base range of products was on offer, but the market was primed for innovation with customers needing better, more tailored offerings.Today, the company has 28 people in the UK, a remote facility in Australia and a salesperson covering France. The Obex Protection team uses Phocas business intelligence dashboards to quickly understand how the business is tracking across its three international divisions.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Dynamic reporting, data analytics, business intelligence dashboards

Business intelligence dashboards: What executives are monitoring

When it comes to developing business intelligence dashboards, the biggest challenge may be deciding what data should be included. Most executives want to see business-critical information that can help them make faster and more educated decisions. In a Phocas business intelligence dashboard, you get the big picture and the ability to drill into the data to investigate further. Currently, executives are focused on full visibility and how their businesses have changed due to lockdowns and disruption. 

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Topics: Job Role - Finance, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, business intelligence dashboards

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