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What a day with Phocas looks like

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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

What is Distributor Analytics Software?

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From manufacturing data to inventory and sales information, many wholesale distributors have access to more data than almost any other business. However, many distributors are not analyzing and optimizing their data to achieve a strategic advantage.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution

[eBook] Distribution Analytics Software - 6 ways wholesale distributors can compete and grow

Wholesale distributors face increased competitive pressures, intensified battles over shrinking margins and many other challenges and opportunities. So, how can they compete and grow?

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution

[eBook] Data analytics software for wholesale distribution businesses

Data analytics software can turn your wholesale distribution data into actionable intelligence.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution

Wholesale distribution business intelligence (BI) success stories

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The wholesale distribution sector is big business. In 2015 alone, the National Association of Wholesaler-distributors (NAW) reported that wholesale trade equaled $5.35 trillion. So how can business intelligence be used in a wholesale distribution business?

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Strategy, Management and Performance

Data analytics success for Pronto ERP customers using Phocas

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Many Pronto customers using Phocas are in the wholesale distribution sector and need to keep stock moving and get profit margins down to a fine art. Wanting more reporting power and deeper insights from the data sitting in their business systems, many Pronto users are turning to business intelligence (BI).  

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, ERP - Pronto

ALSPEC Uses Phocas to Ignite Their Dynamics AX ERP Data

Established in 1974, ALSPEC are the market leaders in the design and distribution of innovative aluminium systems. With a national network of over 400 staff and eight locations, ALSPEC uses Phocas alongside Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP for their reporting. In this customer success story, we speak to Barry Lunn, Sales and Marketing Director at ALSPEC.

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

Phocas and Pronto ERP: the winning combination for CoolDrive

CoolDrive Distribution has 60,000 products, 20 warehouses, 40 sales reps and customers flung wide. Its former ERP-Business Intelligence solution (Pronto with IBM Cognos) was too “expensive” and “clunky” to manage. We spoke to CoolDrive's Chief Financial Officer, John Goodrham, about how Phocas has improved inventory management and user uptake.

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Topics: Case Study, ERP - IBM Cognos, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Automotive, ERP - Pronto

There's an App for That!

Moore’s Law is a theory that states “The rate of technology (hardware) rises exponentially every 18 months”. While there are debates about the law, the sentiment of the theory holds true to technology overall. Technology and Data are growing at such a rapid pace that it can be hard to keep up. 

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution

Stock Coverage: Do You Have Enough?

Anyone who manages inventory is familiar with Stock Coverage.  The question is, how do YOU measure it? 

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

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