Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration
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Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

There are many benefits for companies in manufacturing, distribution and retail to invest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, including enhanced automation for the ability to deal with a complex data landscape. Businesses who are upgrading from legacy systems to cloud-based solutions also reduce costs, improve security and easily integrate with other solutions. Implementing a new ERP is a big project that requires planning. With this system being so critical to your business, you want to avoid a break in the service and the convenience it offers. So how can you keep all your data intact and accessible as you’re switching ERPs? ...  a data analytics solution

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

There are many benefits for companies in manufacturing, distribution and retail to invest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, including enhanced automation for the ability to deal with a complex data landscape. Businesses who are upgrading from legacy systems to cloud-based solutions also reduce costs, improve security and easily integrate with other solutions. Implementing a new ERP is a big project that requires planning. With this system being so critical to your business, you want to avoid a break in the service and the convenience it offers. So how can you keep all your data intact and accessible as you’re switching ERPs? ...  a data analytics solution

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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By utilizing a fact-based, real-time, singular version of the truth, companies are now empowered to achieve and maintain a competitive edge through the use of industry specific business intelligence. Executives have immediate access to crucial information to make fast and educated decisions.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

New Year's resolution for CEOs: more data discovery

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - HR

Best business intelligence software blogs in 2019

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

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Learn how Phocas compares to Yellowfin in the world's largest independent review of business intelligence software. Phocas business intelligence software is used by mid-market manufacturers, distributors and retailers who want to monetize the data they generate by finding missed sales opportunities and to automate processes especially reporting. Yellowfin is an enterprise solution that helps users share data with collaborators in the form of storytelling.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

[eBook] The top 7 key performance indicators for mid-market CEOs and executives

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Data and analytics have never been more important for mid-market CEOs and executives to set the course for their businesses. Data is key to transformation in a business. The true value of your data is how your people use data insights and how it impacts decision-making.

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In today’s economy, many businesses find themselves in competition with online retailers and large corporations that are able to offer reduced prices. In order for independent mid-market operations to compete with multi-nationals, managers must utilize every opportunity to gain a competitive  advantage in business.

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Business analytics can provide companies with an accurate and holistic view of their business. Executives and managers now have the ability to use data for real-time, actionable insights into everything from customer buying patterns to inventory management without having to rely on IT for outdated, static reports. In this blog, we discuss five strategic benefits of business analytics .

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

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