Obex team uses business intelligence dashboards to track performance
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Obex team uses business intelligence dashboards to track performance

In 2008, the founders of Obex Protection in Worcester saw the potential for better glazing and façade sealing technology for the construction market in the United Kingdom. A base range of products was on offer, but the market was primed for innovation with customers needing better, more tailored offerings.Today, the company has 28 people in the UK, a remote facility in Australia and a salesperson covering France. The Obex Protection team uses Phocas business intelligence dashboards to quickly understand how the business is tracking across its three international divisions.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Dynamic reporting, data analytics, business intelligence dashboards

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Obex team uses business intelligence dashboards to track performance

In 2008, the founders of Obex Protection in Worcester saw the potential for better glazing and façade sealing technology for the construction market in the United Kingdom. A base range of products was on offer, but the market was primed for innovation with customers needing better, more tailored offerings.Today, the company has 28 people in the UK, a remote facility in Australia and a salesperson covering France. The Obex Protection team uses Phocas business intelligence dashboards to quickly understand how the business is tracking across its three international divisions.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Dynamic reporting, data analytics, business intelligence dashboards

Phocas keen to grow after capital raisings

Business intelligence software company Phocas is almost two decades old, profitable and quickly approaching $50 million in revenue, but it believes a cash injection from OneVentures will help it more than double its revenue in the next three years.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Company Updates, Industry - Retail, data analytics, business intelligence software

Industries using business intelligence

Over the last decade, many industries have adopted business intelligence to help them lower costs, improve efficiency, spot trends, and take advantage of new opportunities. Companies who use business intelligence have found that they are better equipped to stay ahead of the competition. Without all the data, companies make critical choices based on intuition or whim. Whereas, business intelligence insights enable manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers to form strategic decisions using accurate, timely and complete information.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Strategy, Management and Performance, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Business intelligence in manufacturing

The process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Raw materials need to be ordered, received, assembled, packaged, and shipped out for sale in the leanest way. Manufacturers follow the same steps to make each product, and from monitoring these processes with business intelligence, production teams find ways to be more efficient. Data-driven manufacturers use technology to automate most parts of the business - from production through to sales - for competitive advantage.

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

Flexible data analytics solution works for everyone in LB White's team

L.B. White has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of direct-fired heaters for the agricultural, construction, and rental industries. Approximately 50 employees support the production and global distribution of more than 50,000 SKUs from the company’s headquarters in Wisconsin. As a mid-size business, data has always been critical to the company’s decision-making process. By adding industry-matched data analytics software to its Epicor ERP 10 system helped the whole team overcome reporting challenges.

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

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

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