Seasonal stock control trends: Do you have your products ready?
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Seasonal stock control trends: Do you have your products ready?

This time of year many businesses are dealing with seasonal demands and stock control. Seasonal trends come in many forms: increased sales of perfumes for the holidays, decreased sales in building products during the northern hemisphere winter, or increased sales of swimwear in the southern hemisphere summer.

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

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Seasonal stock control trends: Do you have your products ready?

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This time of year many businesses are dealing with seasonal demands and stock control. Seasonal trends come in many forms: increased sales of perfumes for the holidays, decreased sales in building products during the northern hemisphere winter, or increased sales of swimwear in the southern hemisphere summer.

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

Stock Coverage: days cover calculation and other stock metrics

Anyone who manages inventory is familiar with stock coverage.The question is, how do you measure 'days cover calculation' and other useful inventory metrics.

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

BI reporting helps Jurox consolidate and visualize data

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Jurox is a family owned Australian animal health company involved in the research, production, and marketing of animal health products for both domestic and export markets. Jurox identified a need for a dedicated business intelligence solution to manage its reporting function across the sales, marketing, and R&D divisions. The company decided on Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) powered by Phocas because of its simple integration with the Epicor ERP and BI reporting capabilities.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Health and Medical, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, 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

Prochem stays ahead of the game with data analytics

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Prochem delivers quality stainless-steel pipe, fittings and valving products to the gas, aerospace, marine and industrial sectors across the Asia Pacific. The company uses data analytics to drive efficiencies and stay competitive. The steel distributor started using Phocas to identify low margin sales automatically. Now, the BI software underpins many smarter ways of working for Prochem such as streamlining the purchasing and stock functions.

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

uvex safety equipment protects distributor relationships using data analytics

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uvex safety Australia makes and distributes high-quality products designed to keep people safe at work. The product portfolio is extensive and covers everything from head to toe, such as protective helmets, safety glasses, hearing protection, respiration protection and safety shoes. The company relies on distributors to sell its products, so uvex needs comprehensive sales data for accurate pricing decisions and to keep turnover healthy.

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

Simple data discovery for distributors

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Industry-specific data analytics technology has advanced exponentially over the last decade. Before the development of analytics software, data management relied on manual input. Purchase orders were received in person, over the phone, or by way of fax or email. Today’s data analytics solutions offer distributors the ability to sift through mountains of data to discover the gold.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

LSC unlocks Epicor data and improves company-wide decision making with Phocas

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Locksmith Supply Company (LSC) is a thriving 93-year-old security hardware distributor for the locksmith industry. To manage the 20,000 lines of stock and serve customers well, the owners made a strategic decision to harness business data and turn it into useful information.  Data engineer, Gordon Howell explains “having those higher facts to back up what we're doing and being agile to use the on-hand data does help us make proper decisions.”

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

4 tips to get the most value from your ERP system

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While ERP systems support a wide variety of administrative and operational processes, many aren’t designed for the untrained user. Instead, enterprise systems are often managed by the IT department. Additionally, the reporting capabilities of ERPs is limited. An ERP can’t perform the deep-dive analysis that leads to actionable intelligence. A complementary business intelligence (BI) solution that converts raw data into easy-to-understand information ensures everyone in the business can harness the value in the ERP system.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT

ASA Automotive Systems selects Phocas as data analytics partner

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Phocas data analytics solution is now integrated with ASA’s enterprise products such as TireMaster Enterprise and TireMaster GTX software due to a new partnership finalised this week. ASA dealers can start using Phocas’ out-of-the-box solution to mine value from their business information and make data-driven decisions.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Automotive, Press release

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