Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap
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Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

Phocas business intelligence and Datafile software solutions, two longstanding software providers dedicated to solving data problems for the  SME market in the United Kingdom, have signed a local partnership agreement. Together, they aim to provide a digital transformation roadmap to small and medium sized businesses by making business intelligence compatible to all versions of the Datafile ERP. 

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Company Updates, Industry - Retail, Press release, data analytics, ERP - Datafile

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Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

Phocas business intelligence and Datafile software solutions, two longstanding software providers dedicated to solving data problems for the  SME market in the United Kingdom, have signed a local partnership agreement. Together, they aim to provide a digital transformation roadmap to small and medium sized businesses by making business intelligence compatible to all versions of the Datafile ERP. 

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Company Updates, Industry - Retail, Press release, data analytics, ERP - Datafile

Culture matters as Phocas scales up

Myles Glashier, our co-founder and co-CEO explains the evolution and development of Phocas on the popular podcast,'Scaling Up'. Myles chats with Ed Cowan about the story behind the data analytics business. The genesis for Phocas came when Myles was a backpacker in London and met ERP owner Paul Magee. The two co-founders have stuck together over 20 years, bootstrapping a subscription-based business intelligence software company into a global success story. If they had one rule, it's culture matters.

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

Metalogic and Phocas partnership brings iMetal customers fast ERP reporting

A new partnership between Metalogic (part of the Jonas Metals Group) and Phocas business intelligence launches. The software pairing helps metal manufacturers, processors and distributors get fast ERP reporting and extend the data analytics functionality of the iMetal solution.

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Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Company Updates, Press release, Dynamic reporting, data analytics, ERP - iMetal

Homeware supplier, Caprice makes better inventory management choices with Phocas

Caprice homewares uses Phocas business intelligence (BI) software to make better inventory management choices. Managing director Harvey Lewis says using the software is one of the smartest things he’s ever done. He estimates overall annual savings to the business of at least Aus$500,000 which is achieved by reducing the amount of reporting staff and stock that wasn't selling.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, ERP - Microsoft Excel, ERP - IBS Enterprise

How to increase margins in your food distribution company

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The changing demand for organic, fair-trade or locally sourced products, as well as changing food industry regulations, are putting a strain on food and beverage distribution companies. Coupled with the perishable nature of many products and the power of major grocery chains, increasing  margins can be a challenge. Data analytics is proving to be a powerful way for food and beverage companies to predict changes in demand and respond accordingly.

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Topics: Industry - Food and Beverage, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Executive

Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software, today signed a global partnership agreement that will enable KCS customers to elevate data held in their KCS systems.

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Topics: ERP - MAM, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Company Updates, Industry - Retail, Press release, data analytics, ERP - Kerridge Commercial Systems

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, data analytics

[eBook]: The KPIs consumer goods businesses must know and measure

Competition in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is fierce. Whether you are a CPG distributor, wholesaler or retailer, you are likely working to improve efficiencies, reduce costs from your supply chain and manage margins to squeeze as much profit as you can from every transaction.  Make it easier to understand the shifting behaviour of customers with data analytics and KPIs.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Retail, Industry - Consumer Goods, data analytics

iQuip paints a data-driven future

iQuip Group is an exciting new Australian wholesaler dedicated to supporting the paint, render and external façade industry. The company offers a complete range of premium accessories, tools and equipment and works as a one-stop-shop for paint retailers which was missing in the market. The company is owned and run by Rohan Salisbury, a wholesaler who is data-driven. He'd never run a business without Phocas data analytics, especially from the sales analysis point of view. "Phocas tells you what's not happening in your sales or what could be happening in sales – that's what we care about," said Rohan.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, ERP - MYOB EXO, Job Role - Executive, business intelligence dashboards

Increasing sales in your wholesale distribution business

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Wholesale distribution companies make money when other businesses purchase their goods. Yet, in today’s challenging marketplace, this can be easier said than done. The recent disruption has shifted demand patterns, creating difficulty in determining what items and quantities of products to buy and storeTo adapt, the industry needs an efficient way to measure the shift in consumer behaviour and to keep the right inventory levels so you can use your data to continue to increase sales.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales

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