Eastern Industrial Supplies relies on data across its business
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Eastern Industrial Supplies relies on data across its business

Eastern Industrial Supplies opened its doors in 1980 in Greenville, South Carolina and has grown to have branches in six different states across America. Eastern specializes in the quality distribution of pipe, valves, fittings and commercial plumbing products. Two years ago, it set up an e-commerce division which has helped maintain healthy growth. Data drives the decision-making, as everyone relies on Phocas data analytics to validate responses and add value to their work.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, ERP - Epicor, decision-making

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Eastern Industrial Supplies relies on data across its business

Eastern Industrial Supplies opened its doors in 1980 in Greenville, South Carolina and has grown to have branches in six different states across America. Eastern specializes in the quality distribution of pipe, valves, fittings and commercial plumbing products. Two years ago, it set up an e-commerce division which has helped maintain healthy growth. Data drives the decision-making, as everyone relies on Phocas data analytics to validate responses and add value to their work.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, ERP - Epicor, decision-making

Wessex packaging ticks all the boxes with purchasing data analytics

 

Purchasing data analytics provides Wessex packaging with greater visibility into sales, purchasing and inventory data to inform pricing and warehouse decisions. The company specializes in pallet wrap and operates out of a  75,000 square-foot warehouse in Somerset, UK with 30 employees managing over 2,000 SKUs. The large volume of products is one of the main reasons the company swapped to Phocas Business Intelligence from Sales-i so it could keep track of its purchasing and inventory data.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Data consolidation across Litex Industries enables strategic decision-making

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. To manage the challenges of multiple ERP systems across multiple divisions, Litex’s CIO turned to Phocas data analytics. Starting with the group's sales data, Phocas brings all ERP and vendor POS into a single source of truth. Business data is critical for the sales company, so using Phocas for data consolidation has enabled fast strategic decision-making in the sales leadership team.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Industry - Electrical, ERP - Infor, decision-making, ERP -JD Edwards Oracle

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

Can you have a conversation with your business intelligence solution while driving? Behler-Young sales people do. Robert Wright, a Senior Application Developer and Analyst at Behler-Young, integrated Amazon Alexa with Phocas, a business intelligence solution for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. With critical data only a question away, they always know what's going on even when they're on the road.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Retail

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Harrisons Sauces is part of BI Europe and manufactures condiments and sauces, supplying a variety of sweet and savoury sauces and seasoning to a wide range of market sectors across the globe. The company uses an ERP system to manage and control its manufacturing processes and has added Phocas cloud business intelligence software to streamline products and increase profitability.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Food and Beverage, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, decision-making, Dynamic reporting, business intelligence dashboards, data visualizations

Electrical supplier leverages data across its business to improve performance

Parrish-Hare is an electrical products supplier for commercial and industrial construction across Texas. The company is data-driven so everybody uses data analytics to access business information in real time, 'to see where they're at and where they’re going' on a daily basis. Electrical distribution is competitive, so by leveraging data, everyone makes more valuable decisions, this is turn serves customers better from ensuring stock is always available to meeting delivery deadlines.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Electrical, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, decision-making, Dynamic reporting, business intelligence dashboards

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Strategy, Management and Performance, Industry - Consumer Goods, KPIs and metrics

Why a single source of truth for data management is critical for HVAC&R company

Resolute Industrial (Resolute) is the largest independent provider of temporary HVAC&R solutions in North America. The Indianapolis-based company has around 250 employees that serve customers across all industries from more than 40 depot branches and sales offices. It has recently grown 3 times its size so the need for a single source of truth and the ability to manipulate and dig into its business and financial data is paramount. Resolute has an aggressive growth path through acquisition, so to seamlessly integrate data from a growing number of data sources and see the big picture is critical.

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Finance, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Job Role - Executive, Financial Statements

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

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