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    Business KPIs: 5 important characteristics to be effective

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    5 steps to become a great sales manager

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    Why spreadsheet reporting is killing your business

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    January 20, 2021

    Microsoft Excel is frequently referred to as the number one business intelligence (BI) tool because it is..

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    Phocas rated one of the most valuable business tools of 2020

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    January 18, 2021

    Phocas data analytics is excited to be recognized as one of the most valuable business tools of 2020 by..

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    Static reports vs business intelligence

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    December 17, 2020

    What is the difference between traditional static reports and business intelligence (BI)? Static reports..

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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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    The KPIs every manufacturer should know and measure

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    October 19, 2020

    When it comes to achieving success in manufacturing, the industry is way beyond the idea that data..

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    Ad hoc financial analysis and reporting for everyone

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    October 18, 2020

    In many companies, the IT department creates a library of pre-built templates for generating static..

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    Bill of Materials example: Rivertrace

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    October 16, 2020

    Rivertrace is a manufacturer based in Surrey, England and makes monitoring systems for pollution control..

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    What is Business Intelligence? The ABCs about BI

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    October 15, 2020

    Business Intelligence (BI) helps decision makers understand how their business is performing. For many..

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    Financial Statement Reporting Software: A friend for your finance team

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    October 13, 2020

    Finance teams have been opposing the arrival of Financial Statement Reporting Software for a simple reason..

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    The evolution of financial statement planning and analysis

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    October 7, 2020

    Your finance team may be wasting their precious time in preparing outdated static reports, to provide..

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    4 ways sales performance metrics can help your sales team

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    October 5, 2020

    For sales managers, the ability to communicate about the progress of your team in an informative way is..

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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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    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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    Improve financial decision making with technology

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    September 21, 2020

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

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    Take advantage of what your ERP data has to offer

    3 MIN
    September 9, 2020

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems don’t just help your business manage financials, inventory,..

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    How to monitor business performance with financial analytics

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    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

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    August 27, 2020

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

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    One of the goals of business intelligence is to find the best match for your business

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    August 20, 2020

    The speed at which business intelligence technology continues to develop seems outmatched only by an..

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    Financial Reporting - it's time to automate and modernize

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    August 20, 2020

    With today’s critical need for accuracy, completeness and speed in financial reporting, the finance team..

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    Phocas a 'High Performer' in G2 Crowd's BI Grid

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    August 18, 2020

    Phocas Software is a 'High Performer' on G2 Crowd’s best business intelligence platform grid for the..

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    What is an interactive dashboard?

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    August 14, 2020

    An interactive dashboard allows you to drill down and filter information so data can be viewed from..

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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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    Attract and keep the best finance talent with financial analysis software

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    August 5, 2020

    There is a global shortage of finance talent. Yet there is also a growing push toward having a more modern..

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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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    Phocas is the clear business intelligence software leader in Software Advice report

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    July 26, 2020

    Phocas is named the #1 business intelligence (BI) software and achieves the uppermost quadrant position in 

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    How sharing data makes financial performance everyone’s responsibility

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    July 22, 2020

    The finance team has always turned to numbers to answer its questions, and as the current economic..

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    How Trade Supply Group customizes financial statements across 14 locations

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    July 17, 2020

    Trade Supply Group, New York, operates a number of companies that specialize in the distribution of..

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    How to automate financial statements in minutes

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    July 15, 2020

    What does the month-end look like in your business? Does the finance team spend a lot of time pulling data..

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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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    What does ERP stand for and how it compares with BI?

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    July 5, 2020

    Every department within an organization typically has its own computer system, optimized to suit the way..

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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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    4 ways dashboards provide more insight into financial performance

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    June 24, 2020

    A dashboard is a tool that allows you to see at-a-glance the performance of your organization. The various..

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    Improve interdepartmental communication with dynamic financial reporting

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    June 17, 2020

    Departmentalization has its benefits — department members can align their skillsets, concentrate on..

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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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    Dynamic vs static financial reporting: key differences

    3 MIN
    June 10, 2020

    Managers can no longer afford to wait for weekly or monthly financial reports to review business..

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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 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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    5 data trends business managers can monitor to rebound faster

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    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

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    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

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    May 1, 2020

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

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    Five ways data analytics helps cash flow management during a downturn

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    April 16, 2020

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

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    Why business intelligence reporting doesn't have to be complex

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    March 26, 2020

    The goal of business intelligence reporting is to transform data into accurate and actionable information..

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    BI reporting versus traditional reporting

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    March 18, 2020

    Over the last 15-years, we have undergone a major change in the way we do business. This is mostly due to..

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    Five benefits of business intelligence reporting

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    March 11, 2020

    In a digital world, the ability to collect and collate pertinent business data from multiple sources -..

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    What to expect from BI reporting

    3 MIN
    February 20, 2020

    Gone are the days spending hours generating reports that immediately lead to more questions. Your obsolete..

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