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Validate decisions with data

Do you ever make decisions on the run? Have you dropped the price on a product by a few percent for a good customer and then found they didn’t increase sales and you lost money? Whether you have a family-run organization or an international company, data should be the foundation of your strategic decision-making.  With the right data analysis and tools, what was once a gut-feel decision becomes actionable insight that will lead to greater business success.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Electrical, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Job Role - Marketing

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Validate decisions with data

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Do you ever make decisions on the run? Have you dropped the price on a product by a few percent for a good customer and then found they didn’t increase sales and you lost money? Whether you have a family-run organization or an international company, data should be the foundation of your strategic decision-making.  With the right data analysis and tools, what was once a gut-feel decision becomes actionable insight that will lead to greater business success.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Electrical, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Job Role - Marketing

The future of wholesale distribution is in your data

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The distribution of goods is a vital part of the global economy.  Nonetheless, as wholesale markets continue to be disrupted, it’s more difficult for distributors to remain competitive. However, data is a great equalizer. Wholesale distributors must take advantage of the wealth of information being generated by their companies each day, and turn it into actionable insights.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Marketing

Can data analytics assist the mergers and acquisitions process?

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The key principle behind M&A is that joining two companies is more valuable than operating them separately. But we all know there are so many decisions regarding the two businesses that need to be made to secure the value of the consolidation. One of these considerations is often about software or IT and what data analytics solution the 'new' company should choose.

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Topics: Job Role - Finance, Industry - Electrical, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail, Industry - Mechanical and Industrial

17 supplier KPIs to master

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The following is a preview of our new eGuide, KPIs for AD suppliers that's been created with AD, the largest member-owned buying group for construction and industrial supplies in America.

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Topics: Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Why industry specific data analytics is taking off?

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Having the appropriate data analytics solution is vital to strategic decision making. However, one-size-fits-all solutions don’t always address a company’s specific needs. Cloud technology has facilitated the rise of vertical SaaS data analytics and more bespoke solutions.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Food and Beverage, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive

[eBook] How building suppliers and manufacturers can improve sales and stock management

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Building suppliers and manufacturers must embrace new technologies to better respond to challenges, overcome threats, and take advantage of opportunities to further grow their business. 

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies

Phocas makes quick impression at BAT Industrial Products

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Phocas provides BAT Industrial Products with the information they need to take action to reduce the number of at-risk customers and increase sales.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, ERP - Pronto, Job Role - Executive

5 trends in the building and industrial materials industry

In today’s blog, we will explore five trends in the building and industrial materials industry. 

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Topics: Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, ERP - Merlin

Three ways building suppliers can get ahead of the competition

In this blog, we discuss how building suppliers can improve customer service, better understand their margins, identify trends, and refine inventory management  to stay ahead of competitors.

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Topics: Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies

Phocas is a constant in a sea of change for B&R Enclosures


B&R Enclosures is a private family-owned Australian business with global ambitions.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, ERP - SYSPRO

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