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    The business benefits of measuring lost sales

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    Bring your profit and loss statement to life and react faster to emerging trends

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    Phocas rates 50/50 in Capterra's top data analysis tools of 2021

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    Bring your profit and loss statement to life and react faster to emerging trends

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    Phocas rates 50/50 in Capterra's top data analysis tools of 2021

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    Phocas and Epicor partnership on display at Insights 2021

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    data refinement: when data is less like gold and more like manure

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    July 12, 2021

    The world is experiencing a data boom. We create as much as 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and..

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    How to get data access and visibility across an organization

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    May 31, 2021

    Companies generate huge volumes of data every day from a variety of sources and departments. In most..

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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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    Phocas applies for bCorp accreditation

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    April 22, 2021

    The Phocas values are based around three words: fun, fulfilling and forever.

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    How business intelligence is used?

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    April 15, 2021

    As companies continue to use their systems and technology to achieve a competitive advantage and adapt to..

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    What is Cloud Business Intelligence (Cloud BI)?

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    April 1, 2021

    Businesses continue to seek tools to analyze data for improved decision making and to efficiently run..

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    Data-driven decisions help tire and auto service business increase efficiencies

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    March 30, 2021

    The automotive industry is changing rapidly, and today tire and auto service businesses need to accurately..

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    How to empower your team to make decisions

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    March 22, 2021

    By empowering teams with actionable data, executives and managers enable their teams to make decisions..

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

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    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 information gives companies a competitive advantage

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    March 3, 2021

    The pandemic of 2020 created a record number of new companies. A rise in entrepreneurship accompanies..

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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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    de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and decision-making with business intelligence

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    February 17, 2021

    We tend to approach problem solving and decision-making with our instincts and through our personalities...

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    5 tips for Valentine's Day date happiness and beyond

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    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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    Data is the new ingredient at Everest Ice Cream

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    February 1, 2021

    Perfecting the next flavour sensation is part of the day-to-day operations at Everest Ice Cream. However..

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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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    Phocas makes it easy for Litex Industries to find hidden data

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    November 18, 2020

    Litex Industries (Litex), designs, sources and manufactures ceiling fans, lighting fixtures and patio..

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    The cost of business intelligence and other myths

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    November 11, 2020

    Even though the business world is abuzz with business intelligence tools  and the internet is filled with..

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    3 ways mobile business intelligence impacts decision-making

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    November 9, 2020

    Mobile business intelligence or mobile sales enablement is defined as the capabilities and technologies..

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    Actionable information helps HVAC&R distributor make decisions

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    October 9, 2020

    Gustave A. Larson Co is a leading distributor of commercial and residential HVAC parts and refrigeration..

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    5 keys to effective business management

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    October 8, 2020

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

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    How to overcome reporting challenges in your business

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    September 21, 2020

    The ability to generate accurate, relevant and timely reports is critical if a company is to remain..

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    Eastern Industrial Supplies relies on data across its business

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    September 17, 2020

    Eastern Industrial Supplies opened its doors in 1980 in Greenville, South Carolina and has grown to have..

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    Data management: 6 dos and don’ts of managing your business with data

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    September 2, 2020

     

    Business intelligence (BI) systems provide a single source of truth for data management across all of..

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    Get visible data and improve business outcomes

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    August 27, 2020

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

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    Data consolidation across Litex Industries enables strategic decision-making

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    August 24, 2020

    Litex Industries Limited is an extensive electrical products wholesaler located in Texas, USA. After the..

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    Harrisons Sauces increases profitability with BI solution

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    August 7, 2020

    Harrisons Sauces is part of BI Europe and manufactures condiments and sauces, supplying a variety of sweet..

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    Electrical supplier leverages data across its business to improve performance

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    July 31, 2020

    Parrish-Hare is an electrical products supplier for commercial and industrial construction across Texas...

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    Making decisions viable with data

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    July 26, 2020

    Do you ever make decisions on the run? Have you dropped the price on a product by a few percent for a good..

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    How to democratize data-driven decision-making?

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    July 8, 2020

    The need to know what decision-making is critical when everything is a priority has been highlighted by..

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    Mobile BI dashboards help ICU Medical change decision-making process

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    June 11, 2020

    ICU Medical is a leading global medical devices and accessories company selling medical devices for..

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

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    May 27, 2020

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

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    Take stock with inventory management software

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    May 8, 2020

    Business intelligence is used by many distributors who move and sell lots of product as its inventory..

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    How to foster data analytics skills in your organization

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    March 22, 2020

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

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    What is data analytics?

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    February 4, 2020

    Phocas creates data analytics software. We have been helping businesses control and leverage their data..

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    When intuition can help the decision making process

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    October 23, 2019

    Want to live the future backwards? A lesson learned during my course at Stanford is how intuition affects..

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    How data analytics can help slow down your thinking

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    September 25, 2019

    My fascination with the psychology of decision-making continues. My latest sage is Daniel Kahneman, a..

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