Data visualization tool connects all pieces of the puzzle for Gibsons
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Data visualization tool connects all pieces of the puzzle for Gibsons

Gibsons is a 100-year-old manufacturer and distributor of more than 500 games, puzzles, cards and gifts. The company employs 20 people who support 1,500 brick and mortar retailers across the United Kingdom. Gibsons added Phocas, a data visualization tool to its tech stack and is reaping the benefits. Phocas has helped transform business processes, made it possible for non-technical people to review sales data and significantly decreased the time to produce reports.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

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Data visualization tool connects all pieces of the puzzle for Gibsons

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Gibsons is a 100-year-old manufacturer and distributor of more than 500 games, puzzles, cards and gifts. The company employs 20 people who support 1,500 brick and mortar retailers across the United Kingdom. Gibsons added Phocas, a data visualization tool to its tech stack and is reaping the benefits. Phocas has helped transform business processes, made it possible for non-technical people to review sales data and significantly decreased the time to produce reports.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Data analytics helps Sistema ‘klip-IT’ on production efficiencies

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Sistema means ‘system’ in Italian and also signifies the company’s systematic approach to manufacturing,which has helped the New Zealand business take on the world. A leading manufacturer of food storage containers, Sistema’s success is two-fold. It makes a clever product that people want to buy repeatedly. And it’s obsessed about innovatively making the product to ensure ongoing global competitiveness. 

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, ERP - Epicor

The future of e-commerce for growing businesses

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Whether you work for a retail, distribution or manufacturing organization, selling more product at the highest profit margin is a constant goal. Companies understand that the rise in e-commerce technology presents an opportunity to sell more on a global scale and deliver products faster and easier to more customers. Smart businesses are keeping up with the interplay between experiential and transactional to remain competitive.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Retail

KYB Americas grows sales with Phocas data analytics

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Data analytics is increasingly important for KYB Americas with the insights helping the sales team to uncover new customer service opportunities and increase orders.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution

How to maximise value from your business data

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Now it's no secret that business leaders consider data as one of, if not their most important assets. But how much is it worth and how do you go about maximizing the value you get from your data? Read more

Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales

Become more strategic with data analytics

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By taking control of your data, business people are better equipped to drive growth by developing effective strategies, negotiating better prices with suppliers, increasing sales, and managing risks. In this blog, we will outline a few key ways to leverage data to position your company for success.    

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive

Answer these 4 questions to boost your sales analytics

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In today’s highly competitive marketplace, sales teams must have a way to stand out. Data analytics provides access to a wealth of sales data that can be analyzed by customer, region, individual rep, and product. 

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Product

Build trust in your business data to be more data-driven

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Data is critical to business operations, but that idea is not always shared by everyone across the organization, and in reality, it may not be their fault. Despite more companies spending more money on data analytics solutions, the percentage of people in these businesses who actually touch data or reporting remains small.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail

How to make rebates simple

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Purchasing decisions must factor in two important elements: the first is how to increase customer loyalty while maximizing profit margins. The second is negotiating the best pricing agreement with suppliers. Achieving this balance is the underpinning of an effective rebates program.
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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Product

Understand customers' needs and maximize your profitability

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Over the course of our lives, we develop many types of relationships. Some of them long-term, others are more fleeting. The same is true in business. Low-profit customers can come at a high cost, so it’s critical to have a comprehensive and accurate understanding of your customers to minimize at-risk relationships and maximize profitability.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Marketing

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