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    What is a data analytics pricing model?

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    How to increase profitability in the automotive industry

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    How to use BI to gain competitive advantage in business

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    Taste the difference: Transform your financial spreadsheets

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    October 19, 2021

    Everyone uses spreadsheets because they are flexible and have a multi-purpose nature. But they are not..

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    Utilize financial analytics to ensure mergers & acquisitions success

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    October 15, 2021

     

    According to Reuters, merger and acquisition deals have seen a record boom this year due to low interest..

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    What festival vibes can be given to profitability ratios

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    October 13, 2021

    There’s nothing quite like the experience of attending a festival.  

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    4 steps to digitize the finance office

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    October 5, 2021

    We all know that digital transformation is more than just a buzzword.

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    How to promote a company culture that relies on data

    3 MIN
    October 1, 2021

    A growing business must focus on critical elements like marketplace demand, customer service, sales..

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    Are you keen to speed up the month-end close process?

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    September 29, 2021

    Management accountants are their own worst enemies. Why? Because they always deliver the month-end reports..

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    Negotiate better with suppliers using data analytics

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    September 24, 2021

    Data analytics might still be under appreciated as a valuable negotiation tool, yet more and more..

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    Five tips for effective business management in the hybrid workplace

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    September 17, 2021

    Effective business management means managers improve their own efficiency while building a team of..

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    Khaos Control plus Phocas bring data-driven decision making to wholesalers & retailers

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    September 15, 2021

    Two longstanding software providers dedicated to the wholesale and retail market in the United..

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    A new award reinforces the Phocas culture is our superpower

    2 MIN
    September 7, 2021

    Phocas received a Human Synergistics sustainability award this week for maintaining a ‘constructive’..

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    Phocas is a NASBA-approved CPE sponsor and explains collaborative FP&A

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    August 16, 2021

    For many organizations, budget season is an all-consuming annual event that requires input and information..

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    7 top sales KPIs for manufacturing teams

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    August 11, 2021

    Sales professionals working in manufacturing know customer behaviour is changing and is continuing to..

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    Why companies need cross-functional teams to be ready for growth

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    August 6, 2021

    As the economy moves toward recovery, many leaders are eyeing growth opportunities in their organizations...

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    How to maintain business continuity with ongoing disruption

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    August 2, 2021

    No one can predict what will happen to the economy until we beat the latest wave of coronavirus..

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    Track KPIs to achieve inventory nirvana across all channels

    3 MIN
    July 30, 2021

    Achieving inventory nirvana and ultimately meeting customers’ demands means tracking inventory KPIs across..

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    How to get your sales team ready for data Olympics

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    July 21, 2021

    The Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo soon, and the world’s top athletes will command our attention once..

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    What is a data analytics pricing model?

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    July 19, 2021

    Every company must have a model to price its goods - it's a method to form the best price for a product or..

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    Why inventory management is the key to omnichannel success

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    July 16, 2021

    Inventory management is complicated, and people are always looking for new ways to make it simpler.

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    Phocas and Enapps ERP to help SMEs maximize growth opportunities

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    July 6, 2021

    A new partnership between Phocas software and Enapps cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) will empower..

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    Stock Coverage: days cover calculation and other stock metrics

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    July 4, 2021

    Anyone who manages inventory is familiar with stock coverage.The question is, how do you measure 'days..

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    Has covid killed relationship selling?

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    June 28, 2021

    When done effectively, relationship selling can help you build trust with customers, establish rapport,..

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    Key metrics all in one place for JRP Distribution’s global businesses

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    June 23, 2021

    For more than 40 years, JRP Distribution has served the UK as a distributor of branded automotive..

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    How to increase HVAC and plumbing supply sales with BI

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    June 10, 2021

    For HVAC and plumbing companies, parts and supplies are as numerous as they are varied. Through the use of..

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    How to automate financial statements in minutes

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    June 10, 2021

    What does the month-end look like in your business?

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    Why add external data sources (like HR systems) to your analysis?

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    June 2, 2021

     

     

    When you’re making an important financial decision, you want all the key numbers and metrics at your..

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    How to create a data driven culture in your organization

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    May 28, 2021

    Data driven cultures are ones that use analytics on a daily basis to make business decisions and treat..

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    Business KPIs: 5 important characteristics to be effective

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    May 26, 2021

    To remain competitive, business managers need to track how company-wide goals are regularly progressing...

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    Phocas adds MCLOUD3 to its partner roster

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    May 14, 2021

    Phocas Software welcomes MCLOUD3, a new reseller to its partner team. MCLOUD3 is an experienced software..

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    Why employ one chief data officer when you can have many

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    May 10, 2021

     

     

    For some business owners, tackling spreadsheets and making sense of the tech stack and the data it..

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    How to ensure you have proactive data analytics

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    May 5, 2021

    Business people often approach data from a reactive stance, in other words, make decisions and then turn..

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    Need healthcare analytics? here's four ways it can enhance your business

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    April 28, 2021

     

    Health analytics is the consolidation and analysis of data in the healthcare industry to support..

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    The science of fact based decision-making

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    April 26, 2021

    Think about the number of business decisions you face daily. When you consider the options, are you using..

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    Find the next steps in your analytics journey

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    April 19, 2021

     

     

    When it comes to making sense of your data, the first course of action for many mid-market business..

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    What lessons can business learn from football analytics?

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    April 14, 2021

    In football, the New England Patriots are an upper-middle-market organization in terms of market size, yet..

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    KPIs vs. Metrics: 5 ways data analytics can help monitor performance

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    April 9, 2021

    What is the difference between KPIs and metrics? Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as current..

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    3 simple steps to cross selling success

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    April 5, 2021

    Buyer behaviour has changed – customers are more demanding and more empowered with technology, access to..

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    What do customers want? and how to deliver

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    March 29, 2021

     

    One of the biggest questions businesses have always faced and will continue to face in the future is: ..

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    Free business analytics software. Is it worth it?

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    March 18, 2021

    “Free BI trial, business analytics software for free, free BI reporting”– these offers are tempting..

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    7 effective sales team KPIs and metrics

    3 MIN
    March 15, 2021

    Sales managers need to be savvy and strategic to get ahead. Fortunately, there are many advanced data..

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    [podcast] International Women's Day with Phocas board member Dr Michelle Deaker

    2 MIN
    March 7, 2021

    International Women’s Day is important because it’s a time to reflect and celebrate growing diversity..

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    How data analytics can increase medical device sales

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    March 4, 2021

    In a recent Bain survey, medtech executives ranked big data and analytics as the technology that will have..

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    Five ways to increase profit margins in distribution

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    March 4, 2021

    Tracking profit margins is a full-time activity in distribution. Out-of-date reporting systems with little..

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    5 steps to become a great sales manager

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    March 1, 2021

    Improving a sales team begins with improving the sales manager's ability to influence and empower the..

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    Reduce costs with a data analytics bootcamp

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    February 26, 2021

    There are many courses called data analytics bootcamps which teach participants the basics of working with..

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    A critical leadership quality is data-driven decision-making

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    February 24, 2021

    There are so many articles and studies explaining the essential qualities of a good leader. However, there..

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    BI stands for and other handy data terms

    5 MIN
    February 23, 2021

    BI stands for 'business intelligence' but we all know wrapping your head around words, phrases and..

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    The business benefits of measuring lost sales

    3 MIN
    February 17, 2021

    Understanding the reasons behind lost sales is critical to stopping the leak and increasing sales in the..

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    5 ways data accuracy can improve profit

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    February 16, 2021

    Making your business more profitable involves looking at ways to increase sales revenue, decreasing your..

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    How to measure customer profitability against sales value using Phocas

    1 MIN
    February 15, 2021

    Truly understanding your customers is the best part of running a business and is one of the fundamental..

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    5 tips for Valentine's Day date happiness and beyond

    2 MIN
    February 11, 2021

    We love Valentine's Day at Phocas. We see it as the benchmark for how we want our customers to feel every..

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    BI vendor Phocas raises funds to build predictive analytics

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    February 3, 2021

    With its eyes on expansion and predictive analytics product development, a veteran Australian-based BI..

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    Driving sales with ERP Data

    4 MIN
    February 3, 2021

    ERP systems are the backbone of most mid-market companies and run critical business functions like..

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    Phocas raises $45 million in capital raise

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    January 28, 2021

    Business intelligence software company Phocas has raised one of the biggest rounds of 2021 so far,..

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    How can data analytics help janitorial and sanitary companies grow their business?

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    January 14, 2021

    Having a clean living and working environment is paramount, which has only heightened since the onsite of..

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    What is distributor analytics software?

    3 MIN
    January 7, 2021

    Wholesale distributors have access to more data than almost any other business. As retailers demand more..

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    How to motivate staff to increase productivity when working from home

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    January 4, 2021

    In business, the saying “time saved is money earned” couldn't be more true. Yet businesses throw away..

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    Manufacturing data analytics for a single source of truth

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    December 22, 2020

    Today, manufacturers face a challenging business climate. There is pessimism about the global demand for..

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    What is data-driven decision making?

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    December 15, 2020

    Every day, we use data to make decisions in our personal lives. We may use the data collected in product..

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    [e-book] More BI and analytics trends for 2021

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    December 2, 2020

    When business conditions change overnight, we can feel threatened and stressed. What was heartening about..

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    [e-book] 9 BI and data trends for 2021

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    November 27, 2020

    Despite all the change this year, data has held, if not strengthened its position, as a critical business..

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    Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

    2 MIN
    November 24, 2020

    Phocas business intelligence and Datafile software solutions, two longstanding software providers..

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    Metalogic and Phocas partnership brings iMetal customers fast ERP reporting

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    November 16, 2020

    A new partnership between Metalogic (part of the Jonas Metals Group) and Phocas business intelligence..

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    People power - Phocas grows to 200

    1 MIN
    November 6, 2020

    The power of the Phocas people has always been the company's secret sauce.

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    Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

    1 MIN
    November 5, 2020

    Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS),..

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    Don't go back. Get your digital transformation strategy 2.0 ready

    2 MIN
    November 2, 2020

    A digital transformation strategy can be defined as the way a company implements and uses technology and..

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    [eBook]: The KPIs consumer goods businesses must know and measure

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    October 30, 2020

    Competition in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is fierce. Whether you are a CPG distributor,..

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    Phocas Financial Statements upgrades

    3 MIN
    October 28, 2020

    The Financial Statements solution was upgraded this year so your team can review and analyze financial..

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    Business intelligence and analytics for healthcare organizations

    2 MIN
    October 27, 2020

    The global healthcare supply chain is complex. Decentralisation of care, third party services and..

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    Business analytics for beginners

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    October 25, 2020

    If you are new to business analytics, it can be difficult to know where to start. There is so much..

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    Tech culture: A look behind the Phocas culture and its secrets for success

    2 MIN
    October 2, 2020

    'Culture Bites', is a podcast created by culture experts, Human Synergistics. Phocas leaders, Myles..

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    5 reasons financial reporting software is impossible to ignore

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    September 28, 2020

     

    The finance team is the central nervous system of your business primarily responsible for making..

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    Improve financial decision making with technology

    2 MIN
    September 21, 2020

    Financial decision making is a vital management skill because it drives performance and allows a business..

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    Businesses are investing in technology to move forward: Epicor Growth Index

    2 MIN
    September 16, 2020

    Phocas partner, Epicor enterprise software compiles the 'Epicor Global Growth Index' annually. The index..

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    Are you measuring lost sales opportunities?

    2 MIN
    September 9, 2020

    Businesses spend, on average, five times more money to acquire new customers, than they do to retain the..

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    How to monitor business performance with financial analytics

    2 MIN
    September 7, 2020

    The finance department monitors and analyzes business performance in detail. Yet sometimes it can take..

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    How effective sales pipeline management generates revenue growth

    3 MIN
    August 27, 2020

    The sales pipeline plays an essential role in any successful company – from the construction industry to..

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    Get visible data and improve business outcomes

    1 MIN
    August 27, 2020

    Business leaders want to make decisions faster and with more efficiency.  Without visible data that is..

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    Take control with self-service data analytics

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    August 23, 2020

    Nearly all companies in today’s world have one common goal: keeping the user experience simple. This..

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    How do you feel about data?

    1 MIN
    August 12, 2020

    Data means many things to different people. How does data make you feel? Does it keep you up at night..

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    What's new in manufacturing software?

    3 MIN
    August 10, 2020

    In manufacturing, most companies can’t make products any faster or cheaper, so they need to achieve..

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    The quiz on data analytics for executives

    July 24, 2020

    Are you a leader? Do you know what’s happening in your business at any point in time? Can you dig into..

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    5 ways to reduce finance admin time with data analytics

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    July 1, 2020

    Most professionals complain of spending too much time doing tactical and administration work and..

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    New finance solution to drive digital transformation

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    June 4, 2020

    Everyone in accounting has a specific role geared to deliver accurate numbers each month. Many finance..

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    How data-driven decision-making can help businesses rebound faster

    3 MIN
    May 27, 2020

    According to research conducted by McKinsey before covid-19 hit, 92% of companies thought their business..

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    How the finance team uses analytics to automate reporting

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    May 19, 2020

    To monitor the performance of its business, Whiting Holdings, an Australian steel distributor,..

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    Margin analysis helps drinks distributor concentrate on key areas of business

    3 MIN
    May 15, 2020

    Dayla Drinks is an independent on-trade drinks distributor specializing in the procurement and supply of..

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    5 data trends business managers can monitor to rebound faster

    2 MIN
    May 13, 2020

    During this time of uncertainty, business managers must have the ability to cut through the noise so they..

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    Building the case for data analytics in the aged care sector

    2 MIN
    May 10, 2020

    The pace of change in the aged care sector, combined with processes that are out of alignment with the..

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    Obex team uses business intelligence dashboards to track performance

    3 MIN
    May 1, 2020

    In 2008, the founders of Obex Protection in Worcester saw the potential for better glazing and façade..

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    Muk haircare uses data analytics to go deep into the detail

    2 MIN
    April 23, 2020

    Muk is an Australian haircare brand, established in 2006. Its products are designed for hairdressers and..

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    Inventory optimization helps American Metals Supply adapt to change

    2 MIN
    April 22, 2020

    Independent wholesaler American Metals Supply (AMS) provides sheet and coil steel, prefabricated duct and..

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    Five ways data analytics helps cash flow management during a downturn

    4 MIN
    April 16, 2020

    With the global economy in trouble, many companies are unable to maintain desired profit margins and..

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

    2 MIN
    April 5, 2020

    Since the coronavirus outbreak in January 2020, Bunzl Safety has experienced unprecedented demand for its..

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    How to foster data analytics skills in your organization

    2 MIN
    April 2, 2020

    Being data driven means promoting fact-based decision making, driving user adoption of an analytics..

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

    2 MIN
    April 1, 2020

    Gold Medal International (Gold Medal) is a premier apparel supplier to leading department stores and..

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    Ethical decision making during COVID-19: Team Medical Supplies

    1 MIN
    March 25, 2020

    This Phocas blog highlights how one of our customers in wholesale distribution is coping with the new..

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    Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis

    2 MIN
    March 22, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies..

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    Phocas keen to grow after capital raisings

    2 MIN
    March 17, 2020

    Business intelligence software company Phocas is almost two decades old, profitable and quickly..

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    How to master data analytics without a data science degree

    3 MIN
    February 24, 2020

    Many business people want to improve their understanding of data but don’t know where to start. The good..

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