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Simple data discovery for distributors

 

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

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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

Five ways to increase profit margins in distribution

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Tracking profit margins is a full-time activity in distribution. Out-of-date reporting systems with little to no visibility beyond sales data can result in your business spending more money to sell products than they cost. Even if revenues are up, unless monitored closely, margins within individual sales can erode, leading to strategies that may not be in the best interest of your business.

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

[eBook] Run your business by your data: Electrical suppliers transform using data analytics

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According to IBISWorld the electrical wholesale industry generated $219bn in the last 12 months in the US, UK and Australia and has an expected annual grow rate of two per cent. Those using data analytics are reportedly getting a $9 return for every dollar spent. Here's how traditional electrical supply companies are transforming their operations with data.

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

Loeb Electric spots trends using data analytics

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As Loeb Electric grew and data inquiries increased, the company needed better technology. The company was ready to try a different approach to Excel and CRM for analysis and reporting. After evaluating a variety of solutions, Loeb choose Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) powered by Phocas which integrates with its Epicor Eclipse ERP system.

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

Beat your competition with the data you already have

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In the course of daily operations, companies often generate a great deal of data that can be leveraged to gain a significant advantage over their competition. This data includes information about sales, marketing, inventory, financials, employees and more.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Executive

Johnstone Supply gets real business intelligence with Phocas

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Having a pulse on everything that is going on across sales, inventory, accounting and warehousing is critical to a growing and connected company. The ability to use data to answer questions about virtually every aspect of operations helps eliminate the gut feel from decision-making.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing

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

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