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What a day with Phocas looks like


Brands that rely on Phocas' data analytics are everywhere!

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Health and Medical, Industry - Food and Beverage, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Automotive, Industry - Electrical, Company Updates, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Industry - Retail, Industry - Janitorial

Business intelligence for manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is facing increased pressures in an increasingly globalized business world. Manufacturers can no longer rely on proximity to their customers for business. They must be able to facilitate fast production and delivery to customers across the country, continents or even world. Business intelligence can help manufacturers ease these pressures and improve business performance.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics

Four ways your manufacturing business can win through data


Manufacturers generate and collect volumes of data every day. Drawing insight from large amounts of data can be a challenge, so it’s critical that you invest in business intelligence systems and resources that can turn the raw information into actionable intelligence.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing

Manufacturing business intelligence (BI) success stories


Manufacturers are turning to business intelligence (BI) to draw value from their data, access dynamic reports and improve their sales environment. In this blog, a selection of manufacturers share their BI success stories.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Strategy, Management and Performance

“Just don’t tell our competitors” - Phocas sits down with Monument Tools

Monument Tools is a fifth generation manufacturer of hand tools and one of the largest specialist hand tool manufacturers in Europe. It specializes in plumbing, roofing and drainage tools and has around 800 products.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing

SpanSet scales new heights with Phocas

International group SpanSet is the name behind the most advanced lifting, lashing and personal safety systems. Having identified a need for a more comprehensive solution to managing their sales environment, they enlisted the help of Phocas.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, ERP - SAGE

Phocas offers valuable analysis and insight into sales performance at Deb

Deb Group is a major manufacturer of skin care products for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, commercial, healthcare and food sectors. 

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Janitorial, ERP - SAGE

Phocas Helps Manufacturer MA Ford Deliver Cutting Edge Quality & Service

“What’s particularly useful is the ability to create ad hoc reports and drill down easily into the data…”, Randy Olsen, IT Manager for MA Ford.

Company: MA Ford
Sector: Manufacturing
No of Products: 1000s
ERP System:  Global Shop ERP

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Global Shop

Phocas Gives Russell The Winning Edge (Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP)

Sporting goods and apparel manufacturer/distributor, Russell Corporation manages three of Australia’s leading sporting brands including Spalding (goods, shoes and clothing), Sherrin (makers of AFL footballs), and Russell Athletics (clothing).

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, ERP - Microsoft Dynamics AX, Industry - Wholesale Distribution

Phocas Puts Data Discovery in the Spotlight at ALP Lighting

ALP Lighting manufactures and distributes Lighting Components to OEM Lighting fixture manufacturers across the globe. With six manufacturing plants and three distribution facilities, ALP has about 1,000 customers and nearly 10,000 different SKUs. The Chief Operating Officer of ALP Lighting, David Brown, shares his thoughts on the implementation of Phocas Business Intelligence Software and the benefits it has brought to ALP.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, ERP - IBM Cognos

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