Mobile BI dashboards help ICU Medical change decision-making process
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Mobile BI dashboards help ICU Medical change decision-making process

ICU Medical is a leading global medical devices and accessories company selling medical devices for oncology, vascular therapy and critical care. The company has thousands of products in its portfolio so turned to industry-specific business intelligence software to track its business performance. Creating mobile BI dashboards has significantly changed the way ICU do business because now everyone has access to accurate real-time data; decision-making is the responsibility of all.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Finance, decision-making, Dynamic reporting, business intelligence dashboards, data visualizations

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Mobile BI dashboards help ICU Medical change decision-making process

ICU Medical is a leading global medical devices and accessories company selling medical devices for oncology, vascular therapy and critical care. The company has thousands of products in its portfolio so turned to industry-specific business intelligence software to track its business performance. Creating mobile BI dashboards has significantly changed the way ICU do business because now everyone has access to accurate real-time data; decision-making is the responsibility of all.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Finance, decision-making, Dynamic reporting, business intelligence dashboards, data visualizations

How the finance team uses analytics to automate reporting

To monitor the performance of its business, Whiting Holdings, an Australian steel distributor, consolidated all its financial, sales and inventory data into one platform. By harnessing technology and implementing data analytics, the finance team automates its month end and statutory reporting which helps get to the source of the data faster and make clear decisions.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Finance, Dynamic reporting, data analytics, data visualizations, Inventory Management

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

Muk haircare uses data analytics to go deep into the detail

Muk is an Australian haircare brand, established in 2006. Its products are designed for hairdressers and include everything from the technical 100 plus range of hair colours to hairdryers and speciality shampoos and conditioners. The company has limited supply issues as a result of the pandemic because factories and warehouses are operating. Still, the industry is facing a dramatic drop in the traditional demand for products due to the disruption to hairdressing salons. Muk is using data analytics to recommend the best product mix for customers and to boost the morale of its sales reps.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, ERP - MYOB EXO, Job Role - Executive, data analytics

Inventory optimization helps American Metals Supply adapt to change

Independent wholesaler American Metals Supply (AMS) provides sheet and coil steel, prefabricated duct and fittings, and HVAC products to commercial construction projects. The company operates out of eight locations serving customers in twelve states across the middle of the U.S. Typically, over half of AMS inventory is tied up in raw steel. The rest consists of flex duct, pipe fittings, prefab fittings, venting, spiral pipe, connection systems and other products used by HVAC contractors. Critical during this time is inventory optimization, monitoring closely what’s on hand, as well as projected inventory levels to uncover areas to address.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, data analytics

Equipment Controls uses data visualization tools to support customers

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Executive

Bunzl Safety relies on data analytics to satisfy intense demand for its protective products

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, data analytics

Apparel supplier quickly models scenarios using data analytics in a time of change

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail, decision-making, data analytics

Ethical decision making during COVID-19: Team Medical Supplies

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, decision-making, data analytics

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