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How can dashboards help executives?

With fingers in many pies, executives need to be smart with their time. Having a thorough insight into the many facets of your business is the key to ongoing success, and it doesn’t need to be complicated.

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Topics: Job Role - Executive

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How can dashboards help executives?

With fingers in many pies, executives need to be smart with their time. Having a thorough insight into the many facets of your business is the key to ongoing success, and it doesn’t need to be complicated.

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Topics: Job Role - Executive

How to get your KPIs on track with data analytics

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Many data analytics vendors give users the ability to measure everything but offer little guidance.  This can be overwhelming for new users. At Phocas, we provide you with the ability to measure everything and determine the metrics that really matter to your business. To get you started, Phocas will help you establish critical metrics, and then teach you how to quickly identify areas of concern to meet the unique needs of your business. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Job Role - Marketing

Is data the true international language?

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You don’t have to look very far to recognize the importance of data analytics in our world; from the Weather Channel using historical weather patterns to predict London's summer, to a professional baseball team using on-base plus slugging percentage to determine who is more deserving of playing time, to Disney using films’ historical box office data to nail down the release date of its next Star Wars film.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Marketing

Can push notifications work to your advantage?

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Are you tired of all the emails that land in your inbox? How about only being notified when there is a problem in your business or when a customer reaches target? These push notifications are called alerts in Phocas and many companies across manufacturing and distribution are using them every day - to stay in control of their business.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Product, Job Role - Executive

How to compare multiple data streams: actual sales v budget v stretch budget

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Comparison of sales information against targets has many benefits such as allowing individuals to be more strategic, more motivated and more in control of their actions. This video contained in the Phocas online library shows you how to compare multiple data sources to see sales performance against budget and stretch budget.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive

Five benefits of data analytics for your sales branches

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Your branches are the frontline of your business, leading the charge when it comes to customer interaction and building customer loyalty. At times, it may seem like they’re on an island, isolated from the rest of your company, operating independently or waiting for instructions on how to drive sales and profitability.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Consumer Goods

Can data analytics assist the mergers and acquisitions process?

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The key principle behind M&A is that joining two companies is more valuable than operating them separately. But we all know there are so many decisions regarding the two businesses that need to be made to secure the value of the consolidation. One of these considerations is often about software or IT and what data analytics solution the 'new' company should choose.

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Topics: Job Role - Finance, Industry - Electrical, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail, Industry - Mechanical and Industrial

How to manage your budget and quickly determine leakage

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Overspending and variations from budget estimates are a common occurrence for many businesses. Usually, monitoring these variations requires waiting for the finance team to provide monthly or quarterly reports.  A data analytics solution such as Phocas offers the ability to  manage your budgets yourself at any time.  

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Topics: Product, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Job Role - Marketing

Sales reps may not think they need data analytics. Here’s why they do.

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Many sales reps have a certain way of doing things. Implementing new processes or adding new tools or technologies that attempt to change their habits can often be met with resistance.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive

Can online reviews guide data analytics sourcing?

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Data analytics offers valuable insights to help improve performance throughout a company. Because data analytics has become integral to success, competition among analytics providers has increased. Therefore, it is vital that you understand how to evaluate a variety of vendors to make the best selection for your company.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Trends, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

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